Cape May County ETTC Internet Issues


  1. Setting Guidelines for the Classroom
  2. Copyrights and Plagiarism in the Classroom
  3. Citing Internet Resources
  4. Validity - Evaluating Web Pages
  5. Viruses, Hoaxes and Junk Email (Spam)
  6. Safety and Privacy Issues


Internet Issues - general websites

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Setting Guidelines for the Classroom

  1. General Internet Use Guidelines
  2. - parts of an AUP
  3. - revisiting the AUP
  4. - really nice general guidelines
  5. - sample AUP
  6. - ALA Links for Legal and Ethical Issues includes numerous links for Acceptable Use Policies.
  7. - Links include AUP information, filter information and censorship information.


Copyrights and Plagiarism in the Classroom

  1. - a visual look at copyright - good for students
  2. - Very good article and links
  3. - very good article
  4. - good example of what plagiarism is
  5. - how to recognize plagarism
  6. - avoiding plagarism
  7. - site for educators
  8. - more examples and how to avoid
  9. - example handout
  10. - has some real life examples
  11. - An attempt to answer common myths about copyright seen on the net and cover issues related to copyright and USENET/Internet publication
  12. - An article on copyright and plagiarism for teachers.
  13. - Welcome to, the online resource for educators concerned with the growing problem of Internet plagiarism. This site is designed to provide the latest information on online plagiarism and explain how our user portal,, is now being used by educators all over the world to fight plagiarism and help bring academic integrity back into our schools.
  14. - A handout for students discussing plagiarism
  15. - software that is designed for individual use for middle and high school educators, our Gotcha! software places the power of searching for plagiarized material in the users hands. Utilizing current technology, our Gotcha!© digital source detection software not only searches internet web pages to determine if the original content in a document appears elsewhere on the Internet, but also checks document (s) against other document (s) submitted by the user. The Gotcha! product is a valuable time saving tool for educators that combines speed along with ease-of-use to assist educators in determining if documents are plagiarized.
  16. - a very good article about teaching plagiarism


Citing Internet Resources

  1. - Style Sheets for Citing Internet & Electronic Resources:
    Humanities (MLA & Chicago), Scientific (APA & CBE), and History (Turabian)
  2. - Students, teachers, librarians, and researchers who use online sources face new questions when writing footnotes or bibliographic entries for their papers and dissertations, On the Internet, sources change, move, and sometimes disappear, yet users must be able to cite information accurately in order to maintain credibility. In response to the needs of her students and herself, Janice Walker created the Walker/ACW Style Sheet in 1994, posted it on the web, and received an overwhelming response. Now, Walker and Taylor have expanded the original style sheet into a comprehensive yet user-friendly guide. In addition to providing rules for citation, they also give complete guidelines for formatting documents for online publication and for electronically preparing texts for print publication.
  3. - Many people want to know how to cite information that they find on the Internet in school papers, theses, reports, etc. There is no definitive answer, but many people have made suggestions. Here are some places to go for recommended electronic information citation guides.

Validity - Evaluating Web Pages


  1. - good activity - article
  2. - To help you get started with this process with your students, she has designed a series of evaluation surveys, one each at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels. Feel free to use them, and please provide me with any feedback as to their strengths and weaknesses.
  3. - This bibliography, originally created for a panel discussion at a regional conference in Wisconsin, has grown with the increasing number of documents which address the problems and issues related to teaching and using critical thinking skills to evaluate Internet resources.
  4. - Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources by Esther Grassian, UCLA College Library. The World Wide Web has a lot to offer, but not all sources are equally valuable or reliable. Here are some points to consider. For additional points regarding Web sites for subject disciplines, see Thinking Critically about Discipline-Based World Wide Web Resources.
  5. - nice list and graphic organizer for students to take notes

Viruses, Hoaxes and Junk Email (Spam)

YOUR #1 defense is virus software

YOUR #2 defense is KNOWLEDGE

  1. - Learn about computer virus myths, hoaxes, urban legends, hysteria, and the implications if you believe in them. You can also search a list of computer virus hoaxes & virus hysteria from A to Z.
  2. - This site was designed to educate you about the latest happenings in all areas of Anti-Virus, Hoax, Myth, Fraud, Chain Letter and Anti-Spam occurring on the Internet.
  3. - Antivirus home page at
  4. - consumer protection information includes Internet issues
  5. - government site regarding identity theft
  6. - Spams and Scams page from Golden Gate University

Safety and Privacy Issues

  1. - Check out the information they provide on COPPA - Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 Basic Rights of Children Under 13 and their Parents.
  2. - Becoming Good NetCitizens
  3. - good site with lesson plans for teaching Internet safety
  4. - School Web Sites: Internet Safety & Photos
  5. - has a number of good references and guides
  6. - visit these links
  7. - America Links Up: A Kids Online Teach-In is a public awareness and education campaign sponsored by a broad-based coalition of non-profits, education groups, and corporations concerned with providing children with a safe and rewarding experience online.
  8. - has a number of Internet safety guides - click on Education and Resources and take the Internet Safety Quiz
  9. - great information
  10. - GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by a wide range of Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations. The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be only "one click away" from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their family's use of the Internet.
  11. - Internet Safety from World Kids Network (good for young students).
  12. - Good list of links on safety information.
  13. - Publication put out by the FBI

General Safety and Privacy sites

  1. - lots of information on privacy and the Internet
  2. - ScamWatch is here to provide every citizen of the Internet community with complete fraud Protection services. These services include scam alerts, information posting, investigation, tracking, recording and removal of fraudulent activities (scams) on the Internet. Check out the parent/child safety page at
  3. - track down the (real!) source of unwanted spam with these tools and information.
  4. - great resource to cut down on junk
  5. - Web Browser Cookies: Fact and Fiction - Are browser "cookies" dangerous?
  6. - an example of a cookie deleting program
  7. - a way to get rid of unwanted mail

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last update February 3, 2004 by jstratton
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