Internet Safety

Instructional Guide

Purpose: The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children’s access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. Schools and libraries 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, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities by minors online;
  • unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and
  • measures restricting minors’ access to materials harmful to them.

For more information on the CIPA guidelines you may visit this link:

To educate the middle school students of Wilson County Schools, each teacher is required to facilitate student movement through the book provided by the Technology Department.

This book “Internet Safety Education” may be downloaded and shared with the students. It is recommended that teachers facilitate student movement through one chapter at a time and facilitate discussion about the information contained in each chapter. Please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour for completion.

Once a student has completed all chapters, he/she should sign the “Internet Safety Pledge” and give it to his/her teacher. When an “Internet Safety Pledge” has been turned in by every student in the class, the teacher should sign the “Teacher Verification” form and submit it to the Media Coordinator.

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Next Steps

  • Quizlet- CIPA Key terms
  • Students can attempt the quiz on "Schoolnet" and check their knowledge of how to be safe on the internet.
      • Grade 6: Test ID: 3184815 Online Passcode: CIPA62019
      • Grade 7 Test ID: 3184825 Online Passcode: CIPA72019
      • Grade 8 Test ID: 3184829 Online Passcode: CIPA82019

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