Description: Digital Citizenship, Literacy, Online Safety and Cyberbullying is a hybrid professional learning group that provides face-to-face and online content to support educators as we educate staff members and students in the appropriate, safe, ethical and legal use of technology. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that we address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program. Schools subject to CIPA are required to adopt and implement an Internet safety policy addressing:

Access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet;
The safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communications;
Unauthorized access and other unlawful activities by minors online;
Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and
Measures restricting minors' access to harmful materials

Alabama Technology in Motion Specialists will facilitate three group meetings and participants must attend all meetings. In addition to meetings members will meet work online and complete an implementation for  training educators and students 

This PLU will be offered by Alabama Technology in Motion and meetings will be held in participating regional in-service center areas. One PLU will be earned by completing the required activities.
Objectives: The purpose of this professional learning unit is to develop an implementation plan so that schools and LEA’s have practical hands-on strategies for educating teachers, students and parents in digital citizenship. School leaders will explore best practices and look at several successful digital citizenship initiatives as they develop strategies for implementation of successful digital citizenship training. Participants will discuss ideas and strategies with other leaders and apply them to their own digital citizenship implementation plan.