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The Teacher's Academy Helps Educators Commit to Student Safety During Online Research

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Updated 7:00 AM CDT, Wed, September 12,2018

Furlong, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- The Teacher's Academy, an organization offering professional development courses to teachers across Pennsylvania, is helping educators facilitate better online safety in their classrooms. With every new school year, many students take their first steps into the practice of digital research. The simplest mistake in a search query could result in viewing material that can have a significant impact on a young person who has yet to see some of the more graphic content the Internet contains.

As students begin to spend less time in libraries and more time in the online space while conducting research, it becomes increasingly important to ensure they remain safe while doing so. For this reason, The Teacher's Academy is encouraging teachers to be aware of students who may be doing online research for the first time, and the great responsibility that online research entails.

The Teacher's Academy is offering a course titled "Internet Research, Cyber Safety, and Social Media," which details the dangers of searching for research topics online and how to navigate the web safely. It also details how to find the best sources while remaining protected from the more dangerous areas of the Internet. This, in turn, helps students recognize reputable websites and distinguish between them during online research.

Teachers seeking professional development hours in Pittsburgh who wish to take the "Internet Research, Cyber Safety, and Social Media" class can sign up here. The class is a 15-credit hours course. For topics and classes beyond cyber safety, The Teacher's Academy offers professional development courses for teachers in Pittsburgh who need credit hours in Pennsylvania to reach their continued education requirement. For any additional questions or concerns, or to learn about all the courses offered by The Teacher's Academy, please visit their website at or fill out a contact form.

About The Teacher's Academy
The Teacher's Academy offers convenient online professional development for teachers. Those who need professional development hours, including Act 48 hours, can gain their hours by taking courses from The Teacher's Academy. All courses are written by active teachers. Courses are available for almost every subject and grade level. They can be taken on one's own time and at their own pace. Teachers choose The Teacher's Academy for their professional development because of the convenience, affordability, and relevance. To learn more, visit

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