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CyberSafety, Information Ethics, and Other Issues and Resources

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CyberSafety resources, including Internet ethics, such as copyright and piracy issues.



Cyber Safety Resources:




Cyberangels.org is an Internet safety organization that seeks to address the concerns of parents, the needs of children, on-line abuse and cyber crime.


Get Net Wise


The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be only "one click away" from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family's use of the Internet.




The Internet Keep Safe Coalition group teaches basic rules of Internet safety to children and parents, reaching them online and in school.




-SAFE Inc. is the worldwide leader in Internet safety education. i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. It incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.


National Cyber Security Alliance


NCSA is a non-profit organization that provides tools and resources to empower home users, small businesses, and schools, colleges, and universities to stay safe online. A public-private partnership, NCSA members include the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Trade Commission, and many private-sector corporations and organizations.




NetSmartz411 is a parent and guardian’s premier, online resource for learning about Internet safety, computers, and the Web.


Safe Kids


Written by Larry Magid, this web site is devoted to keeping children safer in “cyberspace.” He is also the author of Teen Safety on the Information Highway, a free brochure that is also published by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.


Safe Teens


This site is a publication of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


Copyright Issues:


Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers

Teachers in the classroom make the decisions closest to the field of instruction and it is teachers that have been the greatest rights---rights that even their districts do not have. This Copyright Chart was designed to inform teachers of what they may do under the law.


Copyright for Kids

Copyright for students.  Includes the yearbook in which students must handle various copyright issues. Site also includes an online copyright quiz.


Fair Use Guidelines For Educational Multimedia

The information presented here is only general information. True legal advice must be provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship specifically with reference to all the facts of a particular situation. Such is not the case here, so this information must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney.


Copyright for Educators

The Internet School Library Media Center (ISLMC) copyright page for educators, K-12 provides librarians, teachers and other educators with useful information.


The C©pyright Site

This site is dedicated to helping educators everywhere in the United States understand the issue of copyright.


Copyright Bay

This site was not prepared by attorneys, is not to be considered "legal counsel", and is intended only to inform and entertain educators about copyright issues in a non-profit setting.


ALA Copyright Resources

The resources presented here offer librarians, educators, and other information professionals a wide range of information on copyright from the introductory, to the practical, to the philosophical.




Anti Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers


" The strategies discussed here can be used to combat what some believe is an increasing amount of plagiarism on research papers. By employing these strategies, you can help encourage students to value the assignment and to do their own work."


Assignment Design


When designing an assignment it is not just a matter of communicating your expectations. The most important element of assignment design is identifying a good problem--not just a topic.”


Avoiding Plagiarism


The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers this page on how students can avoid plagiarism. Provides a brief overview of contradictions in academic writing, actions that might be seen as plagiarism, and guidelines for researching, quoting, paraphrasing, and deciding if something is common knowledge. Includes exercises and a brief bibliography.


 Colton Pierrepont Central School


A sample of a school academic honesty policy addressing plagiarism.


Cool Cybersafety Lessons - Created by two California Teacher-Librarians from FJUHSD!


Practical and meaningful activities for a Cybersafety unit of instruction. 


Copyright Basics and the Internet


Margaret Lincoln, high school librarian at Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, MI, created this website offering guidance on copyright issues. If you need help understanding the concept of “fair use” or want to know how to get permission to use copyrighted works, this is the website to use.


Cut-and-Paste Plagiarism: Preventing, Detecting and Tracking Online Plagiarism


Contains suggestions for preventing plagiarism along with references to articles on the topic.


Educational CyberPlayground: Plagiarism


A page of resources and links concerning avoiding, detecting and fighting plagiarism.


Educator's Guide to Intellectual Property, Copyright, Plagiarism


Graduate students at the University of Illinois --- at Urbana-Champaign, Curriculum, Technology and Education Reform, developed this website as a great source for teachers, school administrators and school librarians regarding copyright and intellectual property. Highlights include a sample school district policy on fair use of educational media, and guidelines on using various forms of intellectual property --- from music to software.


Ethics 101:  Cheating, Plagiarism, Site Evaluation, Copyright and Your Students


Sites, gathered by librarian Patti Tjomsland, cover cheat sites,  resources on academic honesty, detection programs, evaluation sites, copyright and citation resources.


FJUHSD Cybersafety Week Wiki


One of the ways our district helped spread the word about Cybersafety. 


 The New Plagiarism


Jamie McKenzie presents “seven antidotes” to stop the cut-and paste method of research.


Oregon School  Library Information System: Elementary School Page


This site geared to elementary students includes suggestions for note taking and citing sources.




A compendium of resources collected by librarian Sharon Stoerger.


Plagiarism and the Web


Includes links to notorious paper mills, suggestions for teachers to develop projects that avoid the temptations of copying. 


Plagiarism Checker


A quick and easy tool to check for plagiarism.


The Plagiarism Court


Libarian Ramona Islam of Fairfield Univ. created this tutorial covering avoiding plagiarism, documentation, quoting, paraphrasing, and citation styles. It includes an interactive quiz


Plagiarism Is No Big Deal – Is It?: The Impact of Plagiarism.


Designed by librarian Jacquie Henry, this site covers the definition of plagiarism and provides links to materials to help you avoid the temptation.  If that isn’t enough to keep you on the straight and narrow, she showcases real life examples of people who were caught plagiarizing and the penalties they faced.




An "online resource for people concerned with the growing problem of Internet plagiarism." Provides a FAQ on plagiarism and copyright, tips for students on developing research skills, and resources for teachers, including information on identifying and discouraging plagiarism. Also features a collection of related statistics.


Plagiarism Workshop


A workshop to provide high school students "an introduction to the issue of plagiarism, an overview of copyright laws and fair use provisions, and a demonstration of techniques to avoid plagiarism."  Created by Janice Cooper of Northern Valley Regional High School, New Jersey.




News articles on plagiarism are provided here.


Resources for Faculty:Plagiarism-Proofing your Courses


Presents a “few ideas for reducing plagiarism, while enhancing student engagement and interest in course material by means of clarifying plagiarism policies, choosing course materials, crafting assignments, and focusing on process as well as product.”


Synthesis: Using the Work of Others


A tutorial about plagiarism and how to correctly gather and synthesize information  produced by the Univ. of Maine.


Thinking and Talking about Plagiarism


Provides resources for "how to talk about plagiarism in the classroom, how to talk to students you suspect might have plagiarized...how to search the WWW and databases for possibly plagiarized e-text, how to tell if the plagiarism is intentional cheating or poor source handling, and how to proceed with plagiarism cases even when you can't find an originating text."


A Way with Words


This lesson plan from the NY Times explores how plagiarism can happen unintentionally or unconsciously.


Web Literacy


A page of links to information on copyright, plagiarism, citation styles, search strategies and anti-plagiarism software.


Whose Is It Anyway?


Experience plagiarism through a hands-on activity.


You Quote It, You Note It


This tutorial helps you avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism




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