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Internet Safety Contest, Cyberbullying

January 13, 2010

As specified under Illinois School Code Section 5, “Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, a school district must incorporate into the school curriculum a component on Internet safety to be taught at least once each school year to students in grade 3 or above.”

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Attorney General’s Office, and the Governor’s Office are sponsoring a statewide internet safety contest. The theme this year is cyberbullying, and the purpose of this contest is to increase awareness on Internet safety for students. Complete information is available on the ISBE website.

Entries can be submitted in two categories: electronic media (video / podcast / slideshow) and poster for four groups; Grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-8 and 9-12.

Entries may be no longer than a 60 second video or podcast in length, a slideshow presentation of only 10 slides or an 11 x 17 inch poster.

Each building is welcome to select a building winner in each category by March 1st. For example: Grade 1-3 : 1 Poster winner and 1 multi-media winner.

The winning poster should be submitted to Sue Ruff (1900) no later that March 1 2010.

The winning multi-media winner must be posted to the web. Contact Karen Thompson (kthompso) for posting instructions.

One entry from each grade level /category will be chosen to represent Springfield School District 186 in the statewide internet safety contest.