Montgomery County Public Schools
200 Junkin Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: (540) 382-5100 Fax: (540) 381-6127
Internet Safety for Educators
The Internet is a valuable learning and communication tool. It is the goal of MCPS to ensure that our students can use the Internet in a safe and effective way. To achieve this goal MCPS staff has compiled resources, including this course, that will allow teachers, and parents to teach students how to avoid the dangers of cyberspace while effectively harnessing its power.
In December 2006, the Virginia General Assembly passed a bill requring that Internet safety be included in the instructional program throughout the curriculum at all grade levels.
This means that we as educators will integrate relevant components of Internet safety into our curricula. This course will provide resources and information relating to the components of Internet safety. In addition, it will assist you in determining which components are relevant to your grade level/subject area assignment and supply you with strategies on the integration of these components.
We hope that at the completion of this course you will have obtained a basic understanding of Internet safety and how it relates to your children. This site will be maintained, thus creating a valuable resource for up-to-date information and instructional materials. Check out the resources on the left side of this page.
If you need additional assistance with the identification and/or integration of relevant components of Internet safety, please feel free to contact a TRT.
This course is divided into topics; each containing information, resources, and a short quiz. For each topic, browse through the resources and then complete the quiz. Completion of all quizzes serves as documentation of your participation in this state mandate. Upon completion of the final quiz, select the MCPS Internet Safety Course Certificate of Completion and print a certificate for your records. If you have any difficulties with this site, please consult a TRT.
Take a look at the Pretest below. It will give a detailed look at what is included in the Course: