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Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative 

FTC Children's Online Privacy Act

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) gives parents control over what information websites can collect from their kids. If you run a website designed for kids or have a website geared to a general audience but collect information from someone you know is under 13, you must comply with COPPA’s two main requirements -

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA Policy Link -
Model Notification of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools - 
FERPA Model Notice for Directory Information
Model Notification of Rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) - 
PPRA Model Notice and Consent/Opt-out for Specific Activities - 

Generation M2
Media in the Lives of 8 - 18-Year-OldsA national survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that with technology allowing nearly 24-hour media access as children and teens go about their daily lives, the amount of time young people spend with entertainment media has risen dramatically, especially among minority youth.  Today, 8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes (7:38) to using entertainment media across a typical day (more than 53 hours a week).  And because they spend so much of that time 'media multitasking' (using more than one medium at a time), they actually manage to pack a total of 10 hours and 45 minutes (10:45) worth of media content into those 7½ hours.Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds is the third in a series of large-scale, nationally representative surveys by the Foundation about young people's media use.  It includes data from all three waves of the study (1999, 2004, and 2009), and is among the largest and most comprehensive publicly available sources of information about media use among American youth -

Top 10 Ways Parents Can Protect Kids from Cyberbullying
Concerns about cyberbullying have moved back to the front burner amid the agony over a Rutgers University student's suicide after two fellow students were accused of secretly streaming video of him in a sexual encounter with a man over the Internet.Cyberbullying is particularly scary for parents; it goes beyond simply keeping your kids off certain websites, and it requires a deeper understanding of what's appropriate -- and what to do when the line has been crossed.Experts say there are some guidelines parents can follow to protect their children -- at least until they're old enough to make decisions for themselves. Here are the top 10 tips from cybersafety experts about how parents can help their kids avoid online bullies -

Parental Information Resource Center
Missouri Parental Information Resource Center -

In Net Cetera
Chatting With Kids About Being Online, OnGuard Online gives adults practical tips to help kids navigate the online world - 

OnGuard Online
Internet provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information - 

Mom's Homeroom by MSN
An online resource with tips and tools to help your child succeed in school.  Provided by MSN - 

Jefferson County Online - 

Jefferson R-VII School District Policies - 

Ed.Gov Technology Plan
U.S. Department of Education - DoE National Education Technology Plan 2010 - 

No Child Left Behind
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 - 

Facebook for Parents
To help kids reach their potential, parents today must know about Facebook -