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DIGITAL.SAFETY.TAKES.TEAMWORK. Cybersafety and protection from cyberbullying take teamwork using the 9 qualities of responsible, effective digital citizenship.

News and Media Literacy: Combating Fake News at the High School Library | Create, Collaborate, Innovate. Teaching Digital Naivetés? I think it was around December when I started compiling resources for a lesson in Fake News. I found a ton of great resources from SLJ, the New York Times, and even a professor with a huge list of ideas for analyzing fake or click bait-y news.

However, I still needed a class to teach! Then about a month ago, one of my freshmen teachers said, “I don’t want to do the same old research, I want to get my students to think for themselves!” We worked together and outlined what she wanted her students to be able to do and we both discussed that we didn’t want to focus on politics. Instead, our main goal is for our students to be able to read information and determine if it is accurate or not. We want our students to determine if the things they read hold biases and then be able to decipher fact from fiction. This might seem like a simple goal, but the murky news waters of the Internet have complicated our student’s ability to reason. Media Literacy Unit Day One: No Bully Portugal is launched | No Bully. University of South Carolina /Campus. Cyberbullying – bullying from a distance. Bullying; mobile; phones; harassment; internet; technology; text; sms; bullies; cyber; Contents We all know that bullying is when someone is deliberately trying to embarrass, threaten or harm someone else.

Usually you at least know who the bully is! In cyberbullying you often don't know who the bully is. The bully can hide his or her identity and make your life miserable - from a distance. Cyberbullying uses technology. Mobile phones: text messages, pictures, video clips can be sent to you and all your friends very quickly and the phone number can be withheld so that you don't know who is sending it. There are some ways in which you can protect yourself. Choose carefully who you give your mobile number, phone number and email address to. Always delete any addresses which are on an email you receive before sending it on to someone else. It can be very difficult to find out who is doing this but there are some things you can do.

Danger Online! Educating Kids and Parents About Internet Safety. According to a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, one in five Internet users younger than 17 received an online sexual solicitation or approach during the past year. One in 33 received an aggressive sexual solicitation involving offline contact or a request for offline contact.

What can you do to help keep kids safe online? Included: Printable Internet safety tips for parents and Internet safety rules for kids. According to Online Victimization: A Report on the Nation's Youth, a study conducted for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) One in four regular Internet users younger than 17 was exposed to unwanted sexually oriented pictures online during the past year. One in five youths received an online sexual solicitation or approach during the past year. One in 17 was threatened or harassed online during the past year. What might those statistics mean in real numbers? Establish a good relationship with kids. Keep Kids Safe Online. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires Web site operators to obtain verifiable parental permission to collect personal information from children younger than 13. How will that affect the online activities students participate in at school?

Education World has the answers! Included: Online resources to help you and your students understand the issues -- and the law! Can you figure out which of the sites below does not comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)? The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, a law designed to ensure the online privacy and safety of children younger than 13, went into effect on April 21, 2000. Children younger than 13 cannot be required to give out more information "than is reasonably necessary" to participate in a site's activities. Are you still wondering which of the five sites listed above does not comply? Parental permission is the key to COPPA. Which sites aren't affected by COPPA? Keep Kids Safe Online. 18 Incredible Digital Citizenship Web Resources for Teachers.

Every teacher can benefit from having some good digital citizenship Web resources available to share with students. We like the kinds of tools that will help you help them learn about appropriate and exemplary behaviors in any online environment. As a teacher, you’re in the perfect position to be the best source of digital citizenship development any student could hope for.

You’re not alone, either—we’ve gathered a list of digital citizenship Web resources from people who are just like you. The list we’re presenting you with today has 18 of the best digital citizenship Web resources available. From games to videos to online lessons and more, these tools are info-packed and comprehensive enough for any teacher’s needs. There are many reputable and respectable organizations whose life’s work is to develop digital citizenship resources to instill its values in educators and students worldwide. We all know the world is different now. Content. As the scope of bullying expands beyond the playground to the Internet, school leaders are using new tactics to protect students – and their districts. Cyberbullying can have serious ramifications for school districts, and schools must to be proactive in addressing this issue. Some school districts have been sued regarding their students’ webpages. Others have preempted student cyberbullying by suspending those who cyberbully.

What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is defined as: “When children or teens bully each other using the Internet, mobile phones or other cyber technology.” (1) It can happen at any time through electronic media – not just during the school day – and includes text messaging and social media like Facebook. Did you know? What can a school district do? Districts can combat cyberbullying in your districts by implementing policy changes and offering educational opportunities for staff and students, including: What is your district’s position?

Resources and Information Video: Cyberbullying flowchart 110916. Digital Citizenship - EdTech Update. "As many educators know, most students want to do the right thing—and will, if they know what that is,” said Mike Ribble, author of Digital Citizenship in Schools. “Let’s help them do great things with technology while avoiding the pitfalls. " In today’s technology driven world, students are faced with issues our parents and grandparents never had to think about. Challenges like: social media, cybercrime, cyberbulling, and more. Because of these challenges, it is important that teachers, school leaders, and parents focus on teaching children how to be upstanding citizens in a digital age. “As many educators know, most students want to do the right thing—and will, if they know what that is,” Mike Ribble, author of Digital Citizenship in Schools, said in an interview with ISTE.

Check out the resources below to educate yourself, and your students, on digital citizenship. Digital Citizenship Resources Last month, ISTE posted “3 lessons that drive home digital citizenship” to their blog. Digital Citizenship - EdTech Update. Teaching Digital Citizenship is a free, new tool that educators can use to keep kids safer online. Teaching Digital Citizenship is a self-paced, online training program to help educators, law-enforcement officers, and others teach Internet safety and prepare children ages 5-17 to be better digital citizens. This training can help anyone involved with educating children understand the risks kids face online and how to empower them to be responsible digital citizens. The course is self-paced, consists of a series of videos and quizzes that take about an hour to complete.

Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate that can be used to apply for continuing education credits. The topics covered include: · Introduction to digital citizenship · Digital literacy and ethics · Inappropriate content · Online sexual solicitation · Online privacy · Sexting · Cyberbullying There is also an Educator Resource page that has presentations, lesson plans and more to help teach students online safety.

Digital Citizenship - EdTech Update. Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified Educator. "I'm inspired to teach digital citizenship and become a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator because I see the excitement, engagement, and passion from my students when using technology in a way that is safe and enhances their individual learning experiences. " Nicole Swick, Common Sense Certified Educator, CICS West Belden Charter School, Ill. Being a Common Sense Certified Educator is an official stamp of recognition from Common Sense. Once certified, you'll receive a digital badge that you can put in your email signature (among other places) so others know about your efforts, and it's a great addition to your résumé.

This certification also could open doors for you to speak to the press and at local trainings and conferences about these issues. All Certified Educators are invited to apply to be a Common Sense Ambassador.. If you give permission, Common Sense Education also will list your name and school on our website. EdTech Update. Students are creating an increasing amount of digital drama on social media, email, mobile apps and online collaboration tools.

These stories were among the topics discussed during last week’s Gaggle webcast, “Making Online Student Safety a Priority.” Diana Graber, co-founder of Cyberwise, an online resource for adults seeking to help kids be safe and productive online, started the webcast with some statistics and information about her middle school digital citizenship media literacy program called Cyber Civics. “It all starts with education,” she said. “It needs to be embedded in your school culture and not just a one-day event.” Cyber Civics prepares young people with the skills to be ethical, competent and empowered digital citizens. Common Core State Standards and standards established by the American Library Association and ISTE now require that digital literacy be part of a child’s education.

EdTech Update. Computer Security | Consumer Information. Keeping Up With Kids' Apps Infographic | Consumer Information. Jump to Navigation Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information español Search form Scam Alerts Vea esta página en español Keeping Up With Kids' Apps Infographic Printable PDF Tagged with: app, kids, mobile May 2013 You Might Also Like Understanding Mobile Apps Get privacy and identity updates by email Looking for business guidance on privacy and security? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nation’s consumer protection agency. Share Our Resources. File a Complaint with the FTC > Kids, Parents, and Video Games | Consumer Information. Odds are your kids play video games.

And as their parent, you have ideas about what’s right for them when they do. Fortunately, tools like game ratings and parental controls can help you learn about the games your kids want to play — and help you make sure they’re playing according to your rules. That includes knowing how to make sure your kids can’t access online features if you don’t want them to. Regardless of the limits you set or the tools you use, talk to your kids about them. Parental Controls for Game Systems: What Are My Options? For many families, video games are a part of everyday life. Many games allow players to talk and play with other people — or buy more content right from the console or game. Depending on the system, parental controls might include: Game Rating Restrictions: This setting this lets you decide which games can be played on a console or handheld gaming device based on the rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

Look Up Your Game System. Pdf 0001 netcetera 0. Kids and Socializing Online | Consumer Information. Net Cetera: Stand Up to Cyberbullying | Consumer Information. Cyberbullying Videos to Use in Presentations. Sameer and I regularly speak to students about the importance of using technology safely and responsibly. Due to time and resource constraints, this is often done in large school assemblies. By themselves, assemblies likely don’t accomplish all that we would hope for in educating young people about these issues, but they can serve as one component of what would ideally be a multi-pronged approach to teaching digital citizenship.

We’ve learned over the years that it is crucial to be open, honest, and real with students about what they are doing, seeing, and experiencing online. Attempting to scare them away from technology by offering only the worst-case scenarios (sex offender registries and suicide), doesn’t seem to resonate with students (and may also be counterproductive). We’ve also learned that we need to convey the information in a way that is interesting and entertaining. In addition, we also often include one or two short videos to help break up these presentations. Digital Citizenship Week 2015. Ask your students to create their own pledges.How can your students become super digital citizens? Ask them! Begin by encouraging your kids to write their own personal pledges about being good digital citizens in their everyday lives. A pledge could take the form of a motto or a slogan, a song, or a rap.

It can rhyme, but it doesn't have to.Download our Student Pledge Activity Sheet and share it with your students to get them started. Want to challenge them further? Have your students add music or animations to their pledges and publish them as videos. ReThink. Resources. — iKeepSafe Kids.


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