Listen Cyberbullying It's not just strangers who can make you feel uncomfortable. Cyberbullying refers to cruel or bullying messages sent to you online. These might be from former friends or other people you know. They can also be sent anonymously — in other words, on a website where everyone has a screen name, so teens being bullied might not even know who is bullying them. If you get these bullying messages online, it's often better to ignore them rather than answer them. Fortunately, most people never experience cyberbullying. Other Things to Consider Although email is relatively private, hackers can still access it — or add you to their spam lists. If you don't recognize the sender of a document or file that needs to be downloaded, delete it without opening it to avoid getting a virus on your device. When you're out and about with your devices, keep them secure. Reviewed by: Michelle New, PhD Date reviewed: October 2014
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Online Citizenship Explained by Common CraftMost people are good citizens in the offline world. They are kind to others, they obey laws and want their community to be a better place. But these days many of us are also citizens of the online world. We participate in discussions, share photos, and get help using websites. Stewart is a good guy. But when Stewart goes online, he seems to become a different person. He often writes provocative comments on blogs and video websites without contributing anything valuable. Recently a friend recognized his online name on a few comments and gave him a call. Stewart was speechless - he never meant to hurt anybody. But that all changed. Now he sees that citizenship means giving people the same respect he does in the real world, even when he disagrees with them.
Internet Safety Tips for Kids and TeensInternet Safety Tips for Kids and Teens 1. Spend time having fun with your parents online and helping them understand technology! 2. Never post your personal information, such as a cell phone number, home number, home address, or your location on any social networking site or through mobile apps like Snapchat or Instagram. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Source: Netwsmartz.org and safekids.com. Resources for Information On Internet Safety for Kids Resources for Information On Internet Safety for TeensKids Rules for Online SafetyThese rules are aimed mostly at younger children, at oldest pre-teens. Appropriate “rules” for online use vary by age, maturity of the child and family values (updated June, 2013) 1. I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number without my parents’ permission. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Also see Family Contract for Online Safety For an overview, read Child Safety on the Information Highway (20th anniversary edition)
Internet 101 | Serving the Internet since 1997What is Digital Citizenship?Introduction We have many goals and dreams. To achieve our goals and get closer to our dreams, we have to work. Although we can do a quite a lot of work individually, we can accomplish even more when we work together with others. This is why humans form communities. As members of a community we also use resources, services, and tools to strengthen our group and make our work easier to complete. Sometimes, we, along with others, form groups in an online environment. Essential Questions: What is digital citizenship? Module Minute The guidelines for becoming a good digital citizen can be grouped into three over arching categories: Respect, Connect, and Protect. Key Terms access commerce communication literacy etiquette law rights and responsibilities health and wellness security digital citizenship What to Expect
Help Protect Your Child's Online Reputation From Damage | SafetywebChildren are inherently social creatures. Take one look at a playground and you'll see young kids interacting with one another, practicing their social skills, and learning the lay of the land. So, it's only natural that children would want to follow the popular trend of joining an online social network…right? After all, their friends are doing it. In this article, we will explore social networking websites and how children below the required age to join are able to open accounts. Facebook and MySpace have clear age policies posted on their websites. According to Pew Research Center, "More than half (55%) of online American youths ages 12-17 use online social networking sites Upon close examination of those numbers, one can only assume that peer pressure is a significant factor, and for the twelve-year-olds in question– either the parents are lying about their child's age, or the kids themselves are fibbing. · It's Permanent! The use of blogging can also be very therapeutic. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Webonauts Internet AcademyCome play again later! Come play again tomorrow!Augmented Reality in Education - Teaching and Learning nuts and boltsTeaching and Learning nuts and boltsI have been using augmented reality for a while now. It is a great tool to engage learners, especially with literacy. My tool of choice for this is Layar, I find the ability to create the AR and change it regularly makes it a great tool for the classroom. Like this: Like Loading...