Wednesday, August 15, 2007

National Cyber Security Alliance Calls on States and School Districts to Teach Internet Safety and Security in Schools

....per this press release: "Today, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), with support from companies including CA, McAfee, Microsoft, and Symantec, as well as education organizations such as the Consortium of School Networking and, State Education Technology Directors Association called upon state leaders across the United States to work with their states' education leaders to ensure cyber security, safety and ethics lessons are integrated in every classroom.

The “No Child Left Behind Act” requires students to be technology literate upon completion of the 8 th grade. Accordingly, the National School Boards Association reports that 96 percent of school districts say that at least some of their teachers assign homework requiring Internet use. However, there is still no formal education on how to stay safe, secure and ethical online."

"Called on states' education leaders?" They've been "called on" many times, both by industry and legislative initiatives....I think the term is "remind".


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