Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy Advisory Council

Overview

Public Act No. 17-67, Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2017) There is established a Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety and Media Literacy Advisory Council within the Department of Education. The council shall consist of teachers, librarians, representatives from parent-teacher organizations and persons with expertise in digital citizenship, Internet safety and media literacy, as appointed by the Commissioner of Education. The council shall provide recommendations to the State Board of Education regarding (1) best practices relating to instruction in digital citizenship, Internet safety and media literacy, and (2) methods of instructing students to safely, ethically, responsibly and effectively use media and technology resources. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 2-15 of the general statutes, no member of the council shall receive mileage reimbursement or a transportation allowance for traveling to a meeting of the council.

Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy Guidelines and Recommended Actions

Every day students are vulnerable to dangers such as cyber-bullying, identity theft, and phishing. On January 8, 2020, the Connecticut State Board of Education (Board) adopted the Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy Guidelines and Recommended Actions to assist stakeholders with instructional practices and methods regarding digital citizenship, Internet safety, and media literacy. This document was created by the CSDE Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy Advisory Council (Council) consisting of teachers, library media specialists, representatives from parent-teacher organizations, and individuals with expertise in digital citizenship, Internet safety, and media literacy. 

 

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