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i-SAFE Curriculum Effectiveness

i-SAFE America's Internet safety curriculum is designed to provide students with the awareness and knowledge they need in order to recognize and avoid dangerous, destructive, or unlawful online behavior and to respond appropriately. The U.S. Congress has designated i-SAFE to provide our age-appropriate K-12 curriculum to schools in all 50 states; it can also be found in all Department of Defense (DoDEA) schools in 14 foreign countries and the United States.

The i-SAFE Internet safety curriculum is correlated to all of the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS), which have been published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). All i-SAFE lessons and Webcasts are reviewed and approved by the Child Protective Division of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Program, in the Department of Justice.

Before i-SAFE America Curriculum

  • 53% have not had computer classes on using the Internet**
  • 39% have given their personal information (name, sex, age, etc.) over the Internet*
  • 11% have met someone face-to-face they previously met online*
  • 29% say their parents would disapprove if they knew what they did, where they went, or with whom they chatted on the Internet*
  • 36% do not discuss Internet safety with their parents*
*2003-05 i-SAFE survey of 50,000 students
**2003-04 i-SAFE survey of 17,000 students

After i-SAFE America Curriculum

  • 92% are more careful about the personal information they share online***
  • 86% are more careful about where they go and what they do online*
  • 81% are less likely to meet someone new from the Internet in person**
  • 80% are more careful about what they download from the Internet**
  • 88% will discuss Internet safety with their parents**
  • 56% plan on having discussions with friends about Internet safety**
*2003-05 i-SAFE survey of 50,000 students
**2004-05 i-SAFE survey of 17,000 students
***2003-04 i-SAFE survey of 23,000 students

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