Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative (CSI) / OK2SAY Registration FormThank you for your interest in Attorney General Bill Schuette's Cyber Safety Initiative and the student safety initiative, OK2SAY. The CSI program teaches students the importance of making safe and wise choices in a technologically evolving world. OK2SAY shows students how to protect themselves and those around them from potential harm or criminal activity.
Our CSI coordinator will review your preferences and will email you the confirmed week. We expect the district's designated contact will schedule presentations at the most advantageous venues. To help, we provide templates that include:
- a scheduling checklist for schools;
- parent notification & opt-out forms;
- presentation handouts; and
- an 8 ½" x 11" community seminar flyer.
K - 1st Grade: The primary theme of the presentation is the “3 Keeps.” Students are instructed to (1) Keep Safe by carefully guarding their personal information online; (2) Keep Away from Internet strangers; and (3) Keep Telling parents or a trusted adult about anything that makes them feel uncomfortable. Students also learn how to recognize and respond to bullying.
2nd - 3rd Grade: The topics covered in the K-1st grade seminar are addressed more thoroughly using videos appropriate to this age group. Additionally, this presentation introduces the students to cyberbullying and teaches them how to recognize and respond to it.
4th - 5th Grade: Through videos and interactive lessons, students learn why it is critical to protect their personal information, why they should never meet in person with someone they first encountered online, and how to recognize the common manipulative techniques predators use to deceive students. In addition, several videos on bullying and cyberbullying educate, challenge, and empower students to respond appropriately. Lastly, the students are introduced to the OK2SAY confidential tip hotline service, which is an early warning system in our schools to stop tragedies before they start.
6th - 8th Grade: Students view two videos based on the stories of actual teenage Internet predator victims and are cautioned about revealing personal information on social networking sites. Students also learn the consequences of sexting, and they are advised to think about and protect their reputations before they send a sext. They also learn about bullying and cyberbullying and how to respond to it if they or someone they know are being bullied. The students also see a video that features Michigan bullying victims who died by suicide. Lastly, the students are introduced to the OK2SAY confidential tip hotline service, which is an early warning system in our schools to stop tragedies before they start.
9th - 12th Grade: Students learn about a new student safety program called OK2SAY. The students get an in-depth explanation of OK2SAY - how it works, what types of incidents they can report, how to submit a tip, and what will happen with the tip. Students also view a video that challenges them to change their perpective on their behaviors and actions, and empowers them to make a positive difference by being considerate of their peers. Students learn more about the negative impact of peer abuse, cyberbullying, hazing, assault, and sexting. The students also view a video featuring Michigan bullying victims who died by suicide. Lastly, the students will view Keenan West's music video "It's OK2SAY."
Community Seminar: This presentation will briefly cover what the students see in their respective presentations. The seminar provides relevant research about how students are using technology and offers Internet safety tips and practical tools. The presentation will cover how to: 1) access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry; 2) understand the impact of digital footprints; 3) realize the risk of sharing photos with embedded location information; 4) identify the possible privacy risks of different apps; 5) recognize the potential dangers and legal ramification of sexting; and 6 ) identify cyberbully warning signs and develop a plan of action. In addition, we will discuss OK2SAY, a student safety program that allows students to confidentially report tips on potential harm or criminal activities directed at students, school employees, and schools.
Program Overview: Provides information about each of the presentations offered, including how to register to host Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative/OK2SAY presentations.
OK2SAY Overview: The presentation is geared toward professionals and interested community leaders who would like to know the specifics details on how OK2SAY has been implemented and the positive difference the program is making in schools & communities.