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Radford City Schools Internet Safety Curriculum for Our Students has One Goal: 
To provide students with a technology environment that will provide both 
academic success and Internet safety education. 

Our Six Objectives: 

1) Students will learn proper etiquette ("netiquette") associated with various types of online communities and dialogue. 
2) Students will understand the meaning of the term "cyberbully," the types of cyberbullying, and strategies for dealing with cyberbullies. 
3) Students will understand the meaning of the term "Internet predator" and identify the risks associated with chat rooms and social networking sites.

4) Students will learn what constitutes personal information and understand when and where it is safe to share personal information.  
5) Students will explore the concepts of ownership, copyright, and piracy.
 6) Students will learn about types of Internet based activities (gaming, email, file-sharing) and how to address the unique dangers these activities can present. 

 Further resources, including reenforcing games, videos, and links are located under
"Games and Videos to Reinforce Lessons." 

Technology integrated lesson sites and/or plans are located under
the "Internet Safety & Digital Safety Integration Resources" link.
They are being added to, updated, and continually developed to support this initiative.  

We recommend this video to introduce and/or reinforce
the overall concept of
 Digital Literacy

BHES, in accordance with Virginia and Federal mandates, has developed an Internet Safety plan and website incorporating VDOE (Virginia Department of Education) recommendations, resources, and links.

Guidelines & Resources for Internet Safety in Schools - VDOE, 3-6  
"Since the existing policies already address Internet ethics, the guidelines in this document focus primarily on safety and security topics.

Ideas for Integrating Internet Safety into the Curriculum - VDOE, 3-6
The VDOE "Guidelines and Resources" publication (referenced above) recommends that Internet safety instruction should involve all teachers and be integrated into the curricula" (p.5),and that "all instructors, not just library media specialists or computer-lab teachers, should teach Internet safety and take every opportunity to warn of potential dangers and model safe and appropriate Internet use." (p.6)