Cyber Safety


What is Cyber Safety?

Cyber Safety is safe and responsible use of the internet and digital technologies. Students need to be aware of the issues surrounding the use of communication and information tools online. The DeKalb County School District is committed to making sure students are safe online and have access to training on cyber citizenship.

With so many technologies available to students today, it is important for them to understand their responsibilities in the digital world. Cyber Safety training enables students to learn what issues are related to the use of new and emerging technologies and ethical behavior online.


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How are we enforcing Cyber Safety?

The DeKalb County School District utilizes NetSmartz and CommonSense Media to provide curriculum for internet safety for our students. Additionally, the Instructional Technology department has selected two curriculum sources for Cyber Safety lessons for students in grades K—12. This training is delivered in local schools by Teacher Librarians and other school personnel.

These resources will explore topics related to:

  • Cyber bullying
  • Sexting
  • Plagiarism
  • Digital Footprints
  • Inappropriate content
  • Spyware, spam and scams
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Why We Provide Cyber Safety Training?

Cyber Safety training addresses DeKalb County School District’s Board Policies for K-12 students – IFBG,  JCDAG, and JCDAG-R-1.

ISTE Standards for Students

Cyber safety training encourages the development and practice of digital citizenship among students. This means students advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information technology and exhibit leadership in digital citizenship.

College and Career Readiness

Anchor Standards for Speaking, Listening and Writing
Cyber Safety training prepares students to participate effectively in conversation and collaboration with a diverse population of students globally.


Parent/Community Resources

NetSmartz and Club Penguin have created a self-paced one hour training to help parents, teachers and community leaders teach students internet safety and digital citizens.

To learn more about hosting a Cyber Safety event at your school or in your community, contact the Department of Instructional Technology.