• In today's world with technology infusing itself into all aspects of our lives, it becomes increasingly vital to provide our parents and teachers with the tools to help keep our children safe.  In January 2009, Illinois lawmakers took steps to help guard our children against those online dangers; the General Assembly amended IL School Code 105 ILCS 5/27-13.3 regarding Internet Safety. Essentially, this amended law mandates each school district to have an Internet Safety curriculum for grades 3 and above in place by the 2009-2010 school year.

    The code requires the curriculum to cover topics in the following seven categories:

    1. Safe and responsible use of social networking websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, and other means of communication on the Internet
    2. Recognizing, avoiding, and reporting online solicitations of students, their classmates, and their friends by sexual predators
    3. Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet
    4. Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive communications received online
    5. Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyber-bullying
    6. Reporting illegal activities and communications on the Internet
    7. Copyright laws on written materials, photographs, music, and video

    These categories must be taught at least once during each school year.  Below we have provided several links regarding internet safety for parents, students, and teachers. Please note that all sites are outside of the district's filtering system. While much care has been taken to ensure the content is safe, Marion CUSD #2 cannot be held responsible for any changes in the online content of the websites.

Parent Resources

Student Resources

Teacher Resources

  • NetSmartz - activities are divided by K-2, 3-4, 5-6, MS, and HS and are designed for whole group or individual use; students earn a certificate of completion once all programs are completed

    WebWiseKids - the educator section offers classroom resources for grades K-6 and programs for grades 6-12

Other Resources

  • OnGuard Online - OnGuard Online provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology community to help you guard against internet fraud, secure your computers, and protect your privacy.

    Federal Trade Commission on Identity Theft - The Federal Trade Commission's website has information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.

    Common Sense Media - Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

    Net Family News - A nonprofit news service for parents, educators, and policymakers who want to keep up on the latest technology news and commentary about online youth, in the form of a daily blog or weekly email newsletter.

    NetSmartz - The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

    WiredSafety - WiredSafety provides help, information, and education to internet and mobile device users of all ages.

    StaySafeOnline - The National Cyber Security Alliance seeks to create a culture of cybersecurity and safety awareness by providing knowledge and tools to prevent cybercrime and attacks.