A new brochure issued Dec. 15 by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can help give educators some insight into the mind of the Feds when it comes to Internet safety regulations. Entitled "Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online," the brochure gives parents (or parental figures) tips on talking to teens about cyberbullying, sexting, and privacy issues.
Why is this applicable to educators? While written to parents, the booklet was unveiled at a Washington D.C. middle school a few days ago. Certainly, the ideas presented in it help give educators some indication as to the Internet safety programs that will be required with future E-Rate funding.
Also, it might be interesting to compare how the Fed's suggestions for Internet safety compare with the test objectives of Certiport IC³ Global Standard 3. The updated certification, with Internet safety additions, was released earlier this year.