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- http://www.spokaneprepares.org/ - This site is the location of INW Emergency and Disaster Preparedness. The site has very valuable information about preparing families for emergencies and accessing training to help respond to various emergencies.
- http://72hours.org/ - This is a San Francisco based site that has excellent information about preparing a family plan, building family emergency kits, and how to response when essential services are not available.
- http://access.wa.gov/emergency/index.aspx - This is the official Washington State Government website. It includes emergency information and resources as well as links other important websites.
- http://www.srhd.org/ - The Spokane Regional Health District website features information on emergency response including public health emergency planning and personal preparedness.
- http://spokanecounty.org/emergencymgmt/ - This link will take the user to the site of Spokane County Emergency Management.
- http://www.tpchd.org/index.php - This site links the user to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The site has excellent information on MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) for parents and schools.
- http://www.srhd.org/ - The Spokane Regional Health District website has information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about MRSA, influenza and pandemic and avian influenza.
- http://access.wa.gov/emergency/index.aspx - The official Washington State Government website provides information on health/medical concerns such as pandemic flu and West Nile virus.
- http://www.cdc.gov/ - Center For Disease Control and Prevention. Your online source for Credible Health Information.
- http://www.spokanesheriff.org/ - This is the website for the Spokane County Sheriff's Department. The right-hand menu includes "Sex Offender Lookup". The site will identify the Level III offenders living in the area of addresses provided.
- http://ml.waspc.org - At this site sex offender information is available from the Washington State Patrol.
The Internet offers a wealth of resources and material for education. Accessed through a variety of electronic devices, it also allows for rich and diverse opportunities for 21st century communications. These devices are becoming ever more diverse and ubiquitous. They raise issues of digital / Internet safety and digital citizenship. Along with ensuring that our young people have the technological skills to effectively use digital devices, platforms, and resources for educational purposes, we also have the responsibility to teach them how to be safe and productive digital citizens of the 21st century. This responsibility has been mandated through the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act.
Within this context, Washington's anti-bullying law includes the prohibition of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is bullying using electronic devices to initiate repeated negative behavior toward a less-powerful person. Electronic name-calling, shunning and shaming are all forms of cyberbullying. So are spreading rumors, gossiping and making threats online. Schools are permitted to discipline students who engage in cyberbullying if it disrupts the orderly operation of school. Additional HIB training materials are available on the Safety Center web site.
- Media Awareness Games Games are used to teach different skills to each grade 6-12.
- Safe Kids - Safe Teens Tips for kids and teens about internet use, cell phone safety and more.
- Cybersmart! - Internet Safety rules.
- FBI Kids Pages - Section for k-5 and 6-12. Take the Agent Challenge, or follow a case from start to finish in How We Investigate. FBI Publication -- Parent Guide to Internet Safety
- FTC - The Federal Trade Commission publication "Chatting With Kids About Being Online".
- Internet Safety Notebook The Police Notebook, Copyright © 1997, University of Oklahoma. Internet safety information. Organized by topic.
- Netsmartz.org - http://www.netsmartz.org
- NCPC.org- http://www.ncpc.org/topics/cyberbullying
- Wired Safety.org- http://wiredsafety.org/
- Yahoo Safely- http://safely.yahoo.com
- The Internet and your child.org - http://www.theinternetandyourchild.org