Our primary purpose is to promote cyber awareness and education for all San Antonio ISD students.


Our mission is to educate all students in San Antonio ISD on the importance of cyber safety to ensure that our students exhibit the characteristics of responsible digital citizens.

District Standards

Educate all San Antonio ISD students on:
  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Online Harassment (Cyberbullying)
  • Safe online behavior (including social networking and email)

San Antonio ISD Acceptable Use Policy
San Antonio ISD Board Policy

State Standards

The Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) found in 19 TAC Chapter 126 describe what students in K-12 should be able to do using technology in and out of the classroom. The TEKS are to be used when providing instruction in Technology Applications as well as in other curriculum areas (when applicable). The goal of Technology Application TEKS is for students to gain technology-based knowledge and skills and to be able to apply those skills to all other curriculum areas. These TEKS are organized by grade groupings: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. There are benchmarks at grade levels 2, 5, and 8. Within each grade grouping, there are four common strands: Foundations, Information Acquisition, Work in Solving Problems, and Communication.

National Standards

National Educational Technology Standards (NETS-T) and Performance Indicators for Teachers
Innovative and effective teachers in technology model and apply the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S) as they create, implement, and assess multiple learning experiences to engage students in the learning process; enrich thier professional practices; improve student learning; and provide models for students, colleagues, and the community. All educators in San Antonio ISD should adhere to the NETS-S/NETS-T standards and performance indicators for thier prespective grade levels.

CIPA Compliance

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is a federal law enacted by Congress to address concerns about access to offensive content over the Internet on school and library computers. CIPA imposes certain types of requirements on any school or library that receives funding for Internet access or internal connections from the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications technology more affordable for eligible schools and libraries.


August 23 - November 19
  • All Campus Technology Representatives (CTRs) will present the District's digital citizenship website which includes lessons, activities, videos, parent resources, and online safety tips to educators.
August 23 - December 17
  • All San Antonio ISD students will be provided two lessons on digital safety and email with the use of CyberSmart curriculum and resources on the District's digital citizenship website.
August 23 - December 17
  • All educators, to include district staff, teachers, CICs, and administrators, in San Antonio ISD will view a lesson on digital safety and email use complete with questions online. This course is available 100% online through ePath.
August 23 - December 17
  • All principals in San Antonio ISD will be responsible for submitting a Cyber Safety Certification form indicating the completion of two digital safety lessons.

December 17th Deadline Extended to February 4th

Online Safety Course for Educators (ePath Course Title: Digital Citizenship - WBT, ePath Course Number: 4077.7698)

Monitor Your Campus Progress: Campus Completion Rate
Report Date: April 25, 2011
(Reports will updated once a week on Monday, for further questions please contact Stephanie Ratliff at



CyberSmart! is a free web-based curriculum that has up to 80 cyber safety lesson plans and student activity sheets. Lesson plans utilized by CyberSmart correlate with the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS-T) as well as the state and district standards. CyberSmart curriculum focuses on fostering 21st century skills for students and are considered experts in cyber safety by various supporters and partners. CyberSmart is divided into five units in which they teach multiple facets of appropriate Internet use. The five units are:

S afety & Security
M anners & Ethics
A dvertising Awareness
R esearch
T echnology

CyberSmart Lessons
PreK 3-4/HeadStart
Appropriate Online Behavior
(to include appropriate email use)
Know the Rules!
Good Manners Everywhere
Good Online Manners
Cyberbullying Awareness
Coloring Page
The Power of Words
Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line
*All lessons provided are 30 - 45 mins. in length (times may vary depending on class discussions)*
**All lessons can be modified for every grade level.

Email Guidelines

Students are expected to:

  • Use appropriate language when sending email messages to other students as well as staff members such as teachers, coaches or the principal
  • Be cautious when opening messages from unrecognized senders which could result in a virus or unwanted spam
  • Tell their teacher or other school staff members when any message they receive is inappropriate or makes them feel uncomfortable
  • Foster a positive online environment by not engaging in cyberbullying practices
  • Use their own identity when sending messages and not the identity of others
  • Handle email passwords with care by not sharing it with others
  • Follow the SAISD Acceptable Use Policy Guidelines
  • Understand any and all email messages sent and/or received through the District email system are public and monitored by District personnel
  • Be aware of the consequences of engaging in inappropriate online behavior to include- cyber bullying or harassment

Email Lessons
Email Use
The Power of Writing
Handling E-Mail and IM
Safe Talking in CyberSpace
Good E-Mail Manners
Smart, Safe and Secure Online
Strong Passwords
Safeguarding your stuff, my stuff, and our stuff
Managing Passwords
*All lessons provided are 30 - 45 mins. in length (times may vary depending on class discussions)*
**All lessons can be modified for every grade level.

Games and Videos

Grades PreK-5
NetSmartzKids: Games
NetSmatzKids: Videos

Grades 6-12
NSTeens: Games
NSTeens: Videos

Additional Games and Videos can be found at: NetSmartz and BrainPop

Online Safety Tips

  • Be responsible online: Do not share personal information.

  • Be aware: Delete unknown e-mails because they might contain viruses.

  • Be cautious: Do not respond to any messages from people or organizations you do not know or feel uncomfortable with. Make sure to report it to an adult or the authorities (if necessary).

  • Be appropriate: Know that what you write on the Web is not private, use netiquette.

For additional online safety tips, click on the links listed below:

Social Networking

Further information can be found at:

Parent Information


  • Monitor- The computer should be in a open, visible placed shared by everyone
  • Communicate- Discuss Internet safety at an early age and discuss appropriate and inappropriate uses
  • Explore- Surf the Internet with your children
  • Report- Remind children to report any illegal content to you so that you may report it to the correct authorities

Parent Resources

Net Cetera: Talking to Kids about Being Online
Be Cyber Safe! for Parents
Social Networking Tips for Parents

Additional tips can be found at:


Standards-based cyber safety lessons and activities fostering 21st century skills
NetSmartz Kids
Internet Safety interactive games and videos
TEA Internet Safety
Links provided by Texas Education Agency (TEA) on Internet Safety
Texas School Safety Center
This site serves as a central location for school safety information
Wired Safety
Provides various cyber safety videos, activities, and lessons
Resources for educators, parents, and students on cyber safety
Online safety guidelines with teacher and student activities
Cyber Tipline
Cyber Tipline for Missing and Exploited Children
Disney Online Safety
Online Safety Tips and interactive games from
Lesson for grades 9-12 asking students to pay attention to technology by writing technology autobiographies
Cyberbullying Research Center
Resources for teachers and parents preventing cyberbullying
OnGuard Online
Tips and interactive games from the federal government and technology industry on cyber safety
Provides interactive games and resources promoting online safety
Contact Instructional Technology Services: 406 Barrera Street, Room 33 * San Antonio, Texas 78210 * Phone: 210.527.1400 * Fax: 210.228.3097
The San Antonio Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. El Distrito Escolar Independiente de San Antonio no discrimina por motivos de raza, religion, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, o por cualquier otro motivo prohibido por la ley. All materials and activities within the San Antonio ISD Cyber Safe Curriculum were created with the expressed written consent of Cybersmart ,Netsmartz , BrainPop , Connect_Safely, and Ysleta ISD.