Principles for Principals


Principles for Principals

The Internet can be a valuable research tool and a source of deceptive content and disinformation. This duality can significantly threaten the cybersafety of schools, the integrity of administrators, and the reputations of school boards and districts. On one hand, the wealth of information available can enhance educational resources and support informed decision-making. On the other hand, misinformation and malicious content can cause serious issues, including spreading false information to vulnerable groups or eroding trust in educational leadership. Therefore, it is crucial that educational institutions carefully select speakers or organizations to present any material in schools, including cybersafety education.

This resource is designed to help principals, administrators, parent council members, and teachers navigate this complex landscape. By providing guidelines on selecting trustworthy resources and experts for cybersafety and digital media literacy, it aims to ensure that the material presented to students is accurate, reliable, and beneficial. Use this guide to make informed decisions about the speakers or organizations you invite to your schools, ensuring they align with your educational goals and uphold the highest standards of integrity. By doing so, you can protect your students, maintain the credibility of your institution, and foster a safe and informed school environment.

Here are the top seven PUBLIC EDUCATION CYBERSAFETY PRINCIPLES to embrace, while avoiding events, speakers and organizations that introduce themselves through personal / professional connections and charismatic approaches to self-promotion:

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