Online Safety for Teachers and Students

24 Hours / 180 Days / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

In today’s world, use of the Internet and online resources is inevitable.  From phones to tablets to laptops and beyond, students can access information from anywhere. Knowing how to use these resources safely and effectively is important for both teachers and their students, especially within the classroom setting.  The teacher’s role is to provide their students with the information needed to protect themselves against online threats; threats from other students or threats regarding their personal information.  This course will provide the background information and additional resources teachers can use to begin this conversation with their students. 

Students will:
  • Define online safety as it applies to the classroom setting.
  • Locate and distinguish your local school’s online safety and Internet policies.
  • Explain cyberbullying and how it can affect student well-being.
  • Identify proper privacy procedures and methods to protect personal information.
  • Explain how copyright policies apply to Internet sources.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: What Does Online Safety Mean?

In this introduction to online safety, learners will have the opportunity to learn or update their knowledge on new technology language.  Also in this lesson, learners will review what it means to have Internet access available to everyone and what their responsibilities are regarding protective policies and procedures. 

Lesson 2: Cyberbullying

In lesson 2,  cyberbullying will be defined and examined thoroughly through the eyes of both the student and teacher.  Strategies for addressing cyberbullying in the classroom, as well as outside the classroom, will be discussed as well as the effects cyberbullying can have on students.  

Lesson 3: Internet Usage @ School

Within the school setting, both students and staff have access to the Internet.  Learn about the varying policies and uses that schools allow for within both of these populations. 

Lesson 4: Protecting Privacy

Privacy is of utmost importance in today's technological world.  It is the teacher's responsibility to ensure student privacy and to educate their students on the best privacy practices when online. 

Lesson 5: Copyright and the Internet

There are many useful resources on the Internet.  When can a teacher use them?  What are the restrictions?  Do websites have to be cited? In this lesson, learn about how copyright law applies to information from the Internet. 

All necessary course materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **