I am in the beginning stages of working with our guidance person and various other entities to develop and implement a grade appropriate Internet Safety curriculum.  (K-6) My thanks to those who have responded off list to my queries.
However, I am also, upon request, looking to design a "curriculum" for parents and wish to include (though I really hate them) "home" software applications that they can examine for personal use.
I do not give recommendations unless I have really tested the software but I can provide a list that parents can choose from instead of them shopping on their own.
I have no children at home any longer. But, I am a bit worried/concerned about the latest revaluation from my grown children, one of whom works for what could be considered the largest "Internet data mining" company in the US, that many of the companies that produce and market "safety" applications are selling data to outside parties for the use in targeted advertising.
Hmmm.

So, in the interest of only compiling a "short list" for parents, what software have you heard of/had experience with?

Thanks a great deal,
Rick


At 03:12 PM 8/26/2009, you wrote:
Ed,

Please publish a list to the list serve when you hear from people.

Thanks,

Sharon Hayes

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 1:04 PM, Ed Barry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi All:

In order to stay in compliance with the “Protecting Children in the 21st
Century Act” [Title II of the “Broadband Data Improvement Act,” we are
reviewing our Internet Safety curriculum.  Presently we use iSafe which
has always been free.  It appears that they are now charging for it.

Just wondering what others are using and if anyone has something they
think highly of and would recommend.  We are looking for a fairly
comprehensive K-12 curriculum.

Thanks for any info.

Ed


Ed Barry
Director of Information Technology Services
Milton Town School District
42 Herrick Avenue
Milton, VT  05468
(802)893-3210  FAX 893-3227


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