Online Safety Education

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English
Document providing policy considerations for governments on the topic of online safety education. Microsoft's beliefs about what a comprehensive online safety education curriculum should include, and the approach it's taking in support of these beliefs, is also covered.
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    001

    File Name:

    OnlineSafetyEducation_PolicyBackgrounder.xps

    OnlineSafetyEducation_PolicyBackgrounder.pdf

    Date Published:

    2/4/2011

    File Size:

    273 KB

    256 KB

      While the Internet is an extraordinary tool for learning, it may also expose youth to certain risks, including potential exposure to inappropriate content, contact with bullies or strangers, inappropriate conduct such as cyberbullying, and loss of privacy or identity. Comprehensive online safety education is a crucial part of helping to address these risks. Microsoft believes online safety curricula should become an integral part of school’s efforts to achieve technological literacy for their students, and should include cyber safety, cyber security, and cyber ethics. Microsoft supports comprehensive online safety education as part of school curriculum. Legislation requiring schools to implement online safety education should be broad enough to account for local variations in curricula.
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