Teacher Resources

All external information provided on this resource page are intended to provide, streamline, and guide teachers to publicly available information directed at Internet Safety. ARICAC does not market, advise on, nor is affiliated with products that may be developed by the external parties. When purchasing products, always use caution and conduct thorough comparative research.

Office of Educational Technology

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology (OET) develops national educational technology policy and establishes the vision for how technology can be used to transform teaching and learning and how to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible for early learners through K-12, higher education, and adult education. OET resides in the Office of the Secretary of Education and works in collaboration with other ED offices, the White House, and other federal agencies on issues related to the effective use of technology to support teaching and learning. OET is also the primary Department of Education office for outreach to the ed tech developer community.
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Federal Trade Commission

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) gives parents control over what information websites can collect from their kids. The COPPA Rule puts additional protections in place and streamlines other procedures that companies covered by the rule need to follow. The COPPA FAQs can help keep your company COPPA compliant. Learn about the COPPA Safe Harbor Program and about organizations the FTC has approved to implement safe harbor programs. You can also get information about ways to get verifiable parental consent– including new methods the Commission has approved – and the process for seeking approval for new methods.
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PBS Learning Media

Social Media: Safe Person, hosted by PBS Learning Media is a series of short videos regarding various ways to stay safe on social media. From social media basics to the recommended age limits for popular social media apps, there are many short clips to choose from. Curated by KQED and PBS, PBS Learning Media has free videos, interave activities, lesson plans, and more for teachers. Teachers can browse by subject or grade level.
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Discovery Education

Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s is for those looking for a digital media library service, help in transitioning classrooms to a 21st-century learning environment, or to replace textbooks with modern digital resources. Content is aligned to state standards, can be aligned to custom curriculum, and supports classroom instruction regardless of the technology platform.
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FBI Safe Online Surfing

An intelligence-driven and threat-focused national security organization with both intelligence and law enforcement responsibilities that is staffed by a dedicated cadre of more than 30,000 agents, analysts, and other professionals who work around the clock and across the globe to protect the U.S. from terrorism, cyberattacks, and major criminal threats, and to provide its many partners with services, support, training, and leadership.
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These differentiated video series present digital safety lessons in a fun and age-appropriate manner. Younger audiences learn with Nettie, Webster, and Clicky, the internet safety robot, while tweens engage with the animated cast of NS High. For teens, real-life stories and interviews with teenagers across the country provide the basis for real-world learning.
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