Shared with Principals September 8, 2008 via the ACPS Superintendent's Advisory Bulletin

Albemarle County Public Schools' acceptable use policy (including the Internet safety component) and Internet safety program were updated during the 2007-08 school year. The Virginia Department of Education has approved our plan.

Central staff will be working over the next few months to ensure school-based staff, including, but not limited to, Library Media Specialists, School Counselors, Bullying Prevention contacts, Health teachers, and Web Page Coordinators (school-based Internet Safety team), are informed about the curriculum and have opportunities for professional development, as well as planning activities for implementation. ACPS will work with the Commonwealth Attorney's office, the Police Department, and the Sheriff's Department, as appropriate, to provide professional development and other resources to our schools.

As with all curricula, the principal is ultimately responsible for overseeing implementation. Click here to see the curriculum. Please share this with your Internet Safety team. Please direct any questions to Becky Fisher, Assistant Director for Information Management and Instructional Technology.

Legislation says we have to do it. :-)

Our curriculum -

CyberCitizenship Educators' Guide from JMU - CyberCitizenship Educators' Guide

Netsmartz Kids-

National Cyber Security Month - October

Powerpoint Presentation on Internet Safety for grades 2-5 (created by Diane Harding)

Powerpoint Presentation on Internet Safety for grades K-1 (created by Diane Harding)