E-rate Webinar Alert! Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act: What Schools Must Do

Webinar: Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act: What Schools Must Do

Date: April 5, 2012

Time: 7PM Eastern time (90 min)

Price: $39 (includes archive access and 2 page issue brief)

I would like to encourage you to attend a webinar that Embracing Digital Youth will be presenting tomorrow for K-12 schools in the U.S. The webinar addresses the requirements of a new statute Protecting Children in the 21st Century. This requirement to teach “Internet safety” is coming into schools in association with the E-rate – a program that provides funds for technology services in schools.
As we all know, some districts will try to find the easy way to check off this requirement. However, one-shot assemblies that focus on scare tactics DO NOT WORK – and worse, can actually be counterproductive. In this webinar, you will find out how to implement a program that will comply with the new statute AND work in your school.

Participants will gain insight into:

  • The requirements of Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act ~ a new federal E-Rate requirement.
  • The dangers of providing one-shot Internet safety instruction that uses scare tactics and presents simplistic rules.
  • The importance of using evidence-based or evidence-grounded instruction.
  • How multidisciplinary collaboration involving educational technology, school librarians, and risk prevention professionals is essential to effectively preparing students to use digital technologies in a safe and responsible manner

Participants will understand the practical steps their districts and schools should to take to translate this insight into effective strategies that work in real schools.

The webinar is Thursday, April 5, 2012  at 7 p.m. Eastern time. It is necessary to register at least 2 hours before and registration also includes the archived webinar access and a 2 page issue brief.

More information and registration information here.

This is an extremely cost-effective way to get the information you need to keep your e-rate funding!


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