The 2011 State of K-12 Cyberethics, Cybersafety and Cybersecurity Curriculum in the United States

The 2011 State of K-12 Cyberethics, Cybersafety and Cybersecurity Curriculum in the United States is a survey presented by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Microsoft. Building on the NCSA’s previous K-12 studies from 2008 and 2010, this year’s survey further explores the perceptions and practices of U.S. teachers, school administrators and technology coordinators in regards to cyberethics, cybersafety and cybersecurity education. This year’s survey finds that young people still are not receiving adequate training and that teachers are ill-prepared to teach the subjects due, in large part, to lack of professional development.
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Press Release – 2012 National Schools of Character Finalists
February 29, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The Character Education Partnership (CEP) has named 22 public schools, three private schools, one charter school, and two school districts as National Finalists in the 2012 National Schools of Character (NSOC) program.
“These schools are using character education to shape cultures that encourage high student achievement, mutual respect, and integrity among students, staff, and faculty,” said CEP President Mark Hyatt. “The results show that character education really works to transform schools into learning communities for all stakeholders.”

What's Your Story? The Trend Micro Contest

Prizes: One $10,000 USD grand prize; six cash category prizes (three awarded to schools per entry category and three awarded to individuals per entry category). Prizes are in US Dollars or equivalent in Canadian Dollars at contest closing date.
Deadline: The entry phase ended at 11:59:59 PM US Pacific Time on April 3, 2012
Content: Videos address one of these topics:
  • Take action against bullying
  • Keep a good rep online
  • Be cell smart
Eligibility: All residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and the US, 13 years of age and older.
Ready to help others stay safe and responsible online and have a chance at $10,000? Register or log in, then create and upload a short original video as an “individual” (by yourself, or with a small group), or as a “school” (with your students or teacher). Your video can be any style – from a serious confessional, to an educational piece to a hilarious re-enactment – as long as it answers one of the questions below.

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