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Teen Girl Selfies | Development For Older Kids. Behind the trend of the teenage selfie ... Photo: Getty Images If social media only caused narcissism, it wouldn't be the worst thing. Instagram and Facebook are social networks that not only breed narcissistic tendencies but transform relations into a sexual rat race. On these ubiquitous portals, the popularity of girls is hotly contested over one big deal: how sexy can I appear and bring it off with everyone's admiration?

That's the reason we see mirror shots, pouting self-portraits of teenagers (typically female) and sexually suggestively posed girls in a mini-dress ''before a party last night''. They're showing how much they like themselves and hoping that you'll hit ''like'' to reinforce the claim. Actor Miley Cyrus poses for a selfie.

This isn't just an interest in vanity but vainglory, being high up on a scale of ''likes'' . Advertisement Everyone likes receiving compliments and it makes us feel awesome that our own appearance can provide us with an ego boost. From: The Age. Cybersmart Detectives. Excessive internet use among Australian children. Australian children use the internet more excessively than their European counterparts, but the behaviour tails off as they grow older, CCI researchers say. The report “Excessive internet use among Australian children” builds upon the findings of the EU Kids Online’s study into excessive internet use and compares the online habits of kids in 26 countries. It shows that Australian kids’ internet use builds to a peak at age 13, when around 7 per cent are excessive users, then declines quite sharply over the next three years.

“Excessive use is more than simply the amount of time spent online,” say Prof. Lelia Green and Dr Danielle Brady from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) at Edith Cowan University. The survey of 300 Australian kids aged 11-16 reveals that only two per cent of the participants say they have experienced all five behaviours, compared to an average of one per cent across 25 European countries. Digital Citizenship k-6. Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media. Tagged with: Common Sense Mediadigital citizenshipDigital Citizenship Starter Kit Today, Edmodo is excited to announce a partnership with Common Sense Media, a national non-profit dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology.

As part of our partnership, we have created a new resource for educators, the “Digital Citizenship Starter Kit,” which includes a series of activities and lessons designed to introduce digital citizenship concepts right in Edmodo. All lessons are based on Common Sense Media’s free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum. The free Digital Citizenship Starter Kit is available via the Digital Citizenship Community and covers important topics: Internet safety and security, privacy, plagiarism, and cyberbullying.

Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit 1. 2. 3. Digital Citizenship. Classroom Posters. NEW! Digital Citizenship: Pause & Think Online for Younger Kids This series of seven lyrical posters from our musical debut, Pause & Think Online song and video, is a great way to bring digital citizenship basics to your classroom with fun, engaging, colorful characters. NEW! 1-to-1 Essentials Program: Care & Maintenance Poster for Younger Kids Ready to go 1:1 with your elementary class? This classroom poster from our 1-to-1 Essentials Program will help remind your younger kids to keep their new tablet safe, dry, charged, and shared with these 5 basic rules.

NEW! From our 1-to-1 Essentials Program, use this poster to give students the jumpstart they need to use their 1:1 devices in enriching and responsible ways. All Digital CitizensClassroom Poster for Elementary School What makes a digital citizen? Should I Share? Kids love to instantly share photos of their friends and family online - it's one of the best things about today's technology! Home: Cybersmart. Google.

Fake Websites. Digitaldistractions.png (960×1019) Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction. By all rights, Vishal, a bright 17-year-old, should already have finished the book, ’s “Cat’s Cradle,” his summer reading assignment. But he has managed 43 pages in two months. He typically favors , and making digital videos. That is the case this August afternoon. Bypassing Vonnegut, he clicks over to YouTube, meaning that tomorrow he will enter his senior year of high school hoping to see an improvement in his grades, but without having completed his only summer homework. On YouTube, “you can get a whole story in six minutes,” he explains.

Students have always faced distractions and time-wasters. Researchers say the lure of these technologies, while it affects adults too, is particularly powerful for young people. “Their brains are rewarded not for staying on task but for jumping to the next thing,” said Michael Rich, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and executive director of the Center on Media and Child Health in Boston. But he also plays video games 10 hours a week. Facebook’s Rumored Privacy Settlement With FTC Is Much Ado About Nothing. Schools .:. WiredSafety. Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. Help Save The ENDANGERED From EXTINCTION! The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Rare photo of the elusive tree octopus The Pacific Northwest tree octopus (Octopus paxarbolis) can be found in the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula on the west coast of North America. Their habitat lies on the Eastern side of the Olympic mountain range, adjacent to Hood Canal.

These solitary cephalopods reach an average size (measured from arm-tip to mantle-tip,) of 30-33 cm. An intelligent and inquisitive being (it has the largest brain-to-body ratio for any mollusk), the tree octopus explores its arboreal world by both touch and sight. Map of estimated tree octopus maximum range, including spawning waters Tree octopuses have eyesight comparable to humans. The reproductive cycle of the tree octopus is still linked to its roots in the waters of the Puget Sound from where it is thought to have originated.

Why It's Endangered Tree Octopus hat from 1923(Click to enlarge.) How You Can Help. How to block Facebook. 3 methods. Windows 7. There are many reasons to block Facebook. Facebook as well as other social networks can be a source of many problems. For employers, Facebook is decreasing of employees' productivity and extensive company losses. For parents, it is anxiety about children's safety. For schools and universities, Facebook is another headache. Let us show you how to block Facebook and avoid problems connected with it. How to block Facebook using HT Employee Monitor The best way to block Facebook website with no chance to be bypassed is using special software. 1. HT Employee Monitor has many other features. Block Facebook and any other social networks in all major browsers (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc) Block specific websites by URL Block specific websites by keywords Block websites by categories (Adult Content, Porn, Gambling, Violence, Drugs, etc.)

Internet_safety. VIC policies. Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) has developed Learning on Line: a guide to ethical and safe use of the internet in Victorian schools. The website has been produced to provide recommendations and resources to help schools: develop school policy and practices surrounding the safe and ethical use of the internet manage and use the internet across the school including the school website understand online legalities, including those related to digital copyright and online privacy plan curriculum involving the internet. A range of services exist to support the adoption and implementation of ICT, and to ensure students and teachers operate in a secure learning environment. Schools may use the templates provided via Learning on Line to develop their own acceptable use policies.

It is important that schools read all of the duty of care requirements under the Acceptable use kits for Schools. CyberNetrix - Bedroom. Thinkuknow - 8-10. Student’s - CyberQuoll - Internet Safety Education for Primary Schools. Kidsmart: Welcome. Budd:e Cybersecurity Education - Primary Teacher Resources - What is Budd:e? Budd:e (Primary) has been developed for Australian primary schools, for Years 3 and above. Budd:e is education about the risks people take by going online, and the possible consequences of those risks. It’s also education about the technical and behavioural measures we can all use, to help reduce our risk, and bolster online security — security for people, for internet devices, and for personal data. Budd:e (Primary) contains eight online learning activities, plus one offline activity. The instruction style is constructivist, so children will learn by doing. Budd:e is also a reward system, an interactive tool that allows children to build and customise a ‘budd:e’ to personify good cybersecurity practice and online conduct.

At the conclusion of each activity, cybersafety and security information is saved to the Budd:e Smartphone, a simulated device that comes with a dictionary and links to other useful sites. Budd:e Cybersecurity Education - Primary. CBBC Newsround - Advice and tips for staying safe online. This page was made on Tuesday 7th February 2012Last updated at 13:43 It's always a good idea to make sure a parent, teacher or guardian knows when you're surfing the net. That way, if you see or are sent anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or upset while you're online, you can tell them. Don't give out any personal information online as people may use it to contact you when you don't want them to.

Unless you have an adult's permission, never give out: Your real name or your friends' names Your home, school or email address Your home or mobile phone numbers A photo of yourself Your parents' bank or credit card details Don't arrange to meet anyone you've met online, no matter how well you think you know them, without your parent or carer's permission. Meeting someone you've only been in touch with online can be dangerous as they may have been lying about who they are. Even if you get permission, make sure you have an adult with you when you meet for the first time. 10 things you don't know about teens and social networking | Parenting. (Photo: Getty Images)By Sarah B. Weir Its 10 pm, do you know where your children are? Whether at home or out, odds are they are online and social networking.

Even if parents do see what their kids post, they might not understand how living life online actually feels. Facebook Me, an original play written and performed by teens at the upcoming New York International Fringe Festival is a revealing exploration of what's going on behind millions of young people's computer screens. I recently sat down with the cast (whose names have been changed below) and asked them to share about their experiences with social networking. "There's more 'life' happening online than offline.

--Hannah, 13 years old "I'm online even during class. --Emma, 14 years old "I feel safer online than I do offline. --Sadie, 14 years old "I've become very good at taking pictures of myself. --Katie, 15 years old "Social networking affects all the things you do in real life now. --Caroline, 14 years old --Samantha, 14 years old. Digital Citizenship and Education. Education Sector  - Policies and Use Agreements - NetSafe: Cybersafety and Security advice for New Zealand | Teach kids online security basics | Microsoft Protect. Home > Security > Microsoft products help protect your computer from malware Home > Security > Security products and services: Frequently asked questions Home > Security > Upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 to help protect your computer Home > Security > Spyware protection with Microsoft Security Essentials Home > Security > Windows 8: Explore new and improved security features Home > Security > Protect yourself when you use ActiveX controls Home > Security > Malware families cleaned by the Malicious Software Removal Tool Home > Security > Malicious Software Removal Tool Privacy Statement Home > Security > Help kids create and protect their passwords Home > Security > How to better protect your PC with botnet protection and avoid malware Home > Security > How to boost your malware defense and protect your PC Home > Security > See if your Windows operating system has protection built in Home > Security > Protect yourself from the Conficker Worm virus.

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More episodes. Internet Safety - Newsround Caught In The Web (9 Feb 2010) Visit Hector's World. Hector and his friends enjoy playing computer games and chatting online. They use their computers, the internet and mobile phones the cybersmart way. Explore the online world with Hector and find out how to stay safe. Hector can help with things like: Keeping your personal information safe Your personal information is very important. It can tell a lot about you. Cyberbullying Computers and mobiles can be great fun, but some people might send mean messages that upset others.

Computer security Did you know that virus files can make your computer stop working? Meet Hector’s Friends Hector has lots of cool friends and just like you and your friends they are all special in different ways. The Facebook dilemma: how young is too young? 'Facebook important for teen development' The 'right age' to sign up to Facebook depends on the child and the way they socialise says NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Megan Mitchell. 14, 2012 After Shane Warne's embarrassing encounters with technology, it's perhaps no surprise his ex-wife, Simone Callahan, is wary about letting their children explore the world of Facebook.

It's a period when children are highly motivated to make social connections as they make their way into the world. Their peers become more important and their parents become a little less important. For some parents the decision is less clear cut, so we asked some experts - at what age should you let your child use Facebook? How old should children be before they are allowed to use Facebook?

The figures: Advertisement - Facebook's terms of use state you cannot use the site if you are under 13. "That's just a part of their lives. " Games and videos. Bullying. No Way! Woman wins Sydney school bullying case. Teens. Instagram – Is It Okay for Kids? What Parents Need to Know : Yoursphere for Parents – The #1 Source for Family Social Networking and Internet Safety Information. Cyberbullying.