Virginia Mandates Internet Safety Classes
The State of Virginia is the first state to have mandated Internet safety classes for public schools. Apparently this law went into effect this school year, so I’m guessing that schools have been integrating this curriculum throughout the year. Yahoo Tech found this PDF from the Virginia Department of Education which provides ideas on how to provide information on Internet safety throughout the curriculum — not just in a stand alone course. Each course area provides ideas for elementary, middle, and high school courses.
It’s interesting that this has been in place for this entire school year, but we’re just hearing about it now. I’m hoping we will hear from Virginia teachers and school librarians on how it went.