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What We Do - Policy & Consulting

PolicyAs experts on critical issues effecting education, we are called upon to advise policymakers from local, state, and federal government, nonprofit organizations, private schools, and multinational organizations. We combine our knowledge of current research, instructional best practices, and our professional perspective to help our partners formulate and improve projects and programs.

Sample Case Study

Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity (C3®) Framework

The fundamental gap between technology use and the understanding of proper practices, led ETPRO to the forefront of research, program evaluation and development of Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity (C3®) and the connection to CyberSTEM™ initiatives.

Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle recognized early on that the presence of a holistic policy framework could strengthen the already positive directions made by many Internet safety providers, education entities and state attorney general offices. Adopting a policy framework adds the potential to broaden the impact on students, teachers, and parents in addressing ALL areas determined by government, business and industry, health agencies, and education to be of increasing importance. The C3 Framework was originally conceived in 2000, and has been embraced and adopted by numerous local, state and national educational agencies to guide the design of their policies, recommendations, and content.

The C3 theoretical framework can be used to inform a national, regional, or local agenda. Its three dimensions are based on practical circumstances and experiences with educating students and teachers, with input from multiple stakeholders including parents, students, educators, technology coordinators, media specialists, curriculum resource teachers, Internet safety providers, and industry security specialists and serves as a basis for behavioral change. The logo with its overlapping rings of Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and CyberSecurity indicates the subject areas have common ground, but also have significant differences that must be discussed separately, including both subject matter and psychological and intervention differences.