Be Careful, Trolling Can Happen To Anyone | Knowthenet It’s our final Manners Matter article about good manners online, and today we address a topic that’s about as far from good internet manners as you can get: trolling. Trolling is just for kids, right? Wrong. Trolling is always very bad manners, but when it goes too far it can easily tip over the edge into something much nastier, and cause a huge amount of distress. One family’s trolling hell The Guardian journalist Leo Traynor is as internet-savvy as it gets. Taking trolling to task Adults with a lot of internet experience have advantages over bullied youngsters. Making the repercussions clear You can imagine the shame the 17-year-old troll felt when he was confronted by his horrified parents and Leo. Teaching your children good online manners We aren’t born with good manners; we learn them, and children don’t always naturally know what’s right and wrong. Expert help for internet experts If you’d like to revisit our advice, the links to the other articles in this series are below.
Webonauts Internet Academy . Parents and Teachers| PBS KIDS GO! Webonauts Internet Academy is a web original game for PBS KIDS GO! that gives kids 8- to 10-year-old an opportunity to have some fun while exploring what it means to be a citizen in a web-infused‚ information-rich world. It is an engaging experience on its own but becomes all the more powerful when parents and teachers use game play as a springboard for conversations about media literacy and citizenship in the 21st Century. The Webonauts Internet Academy is a game about how to be safe and act respectfully online. Players create a customized space suit and complete a series of missions. The missions address key issues central to good citizenship: identity, privacy, credibility and web safety. Players also learn the importance of acting with respect both online and offline. At the end of the game, players graduate from the Webonauts Internet Academy and win a printable diploma. To help players get the most out of Webonauts Internet Academy‚ knowing some key terms will come in handy.
Teens So you got naked online? Have you sent naked or sexual pics or video to someone and now regret it? It's not the end of the world. Take control and find out more about sexting. Read more » The Cloud - Dream on Faux Paw the Techno Cat As a caring educator, you can equip your students to be ahead of the curve and understand early on the intricacies of new media and cybersafety. Students spend half of their waking hours connected to digital devices—impacting their reputations, learning opportunities, and futures. Faux Paw the Websurfing Techno Cat series has been created by a team of leading child psychologists, educators, and law enforcement. Faux Paw’s Dangerous Download Music piracy causes severe economic losses every year around the world. Downloads Faux Paw Goes to the Games: Balancing Real Life with Screen Time Spending excessive time with media robs students of real world experiences and may result in lower grades. Faux Paw Meets the First Lady: How to Handle Cyberbullying Recent research reports that at least 15-35% of students have been victims of cyberbullying, while 10-20% admit to engaging in it. Faux Paw Adventures in the Internet
Digital Citizenship Flashcards Another academic year is here and with it comes new clothes, lessons, and of course, new technologies. But are your child's digital citizenship skills back-to-school ready? If not, don't worry. To help them make the grade, download these flashcards to help them boost their online know-how. You can reference just one, or download, print, and put together an entire flashcard deck to work through...check below for a DIY version! Want to start a conversation about all of the above?
Free Online Game Creator By kylemawer This free downloadable game creator let’s you make your very own flash games. If you’ve ever fancied turning your hand to making a simple flash game or perhaps you’re looking for a summer course project to run with learners then Stencyl could be just the program for you. It’s free, online, simple to download and use and it’s available for either a PC or a Mac. The program comes with a few examples to try out and customize. They are pictured here on the left. After a quick look I settled on the RPG (role playing game) option. the vocabulary looked a bit richer and there’s potential to exploit a narrative within the game.It also looked quite easy to understand and explain just by looking at the opening shot (see below)Learners could be away from computers and draw, design and discuss the game. Your question may be ‘how do I take this and use it on a summer course?’ Video Game Design and Creation Summer Camp
101 VIDEO & AUDIO Home Donna Rice Hughes, president and CEO of Enough Is Enough, will be featured on the Executive Report, American Airlines’ exclusive talk radio programming. The Executive Report features interviews with CEO’s from around the globe. Award-winning producer Mark Larson interviewed EIE President Donna Rice Hughes for a 30 minute Internet Safety 101 Radio program. This spot airs in several of the top markets nationwide. Enough Is Enough℠ interviewed top clinicians, psychologists, law enforcement officers, industry representatives as well as parents, teens, victims of Internet-initiated sex crimes, a registered sex offender and others about the most compelling and relevant Internet safety topics today. About Enough Is Enough℠ Introduction: The Perfect Storm Despite the Internet's many wonderful benefits, a perfect storm has emerged for the online victimization of children. Pornography 101 Videos What is Pornography? Pornography: Access Pornography: Harms Empowering Parents Predators 101 Videos
Hectors World Watch Hector and his friends learning how to use their computers safely! Teacher's resources banner This cartoon and all the cool stuff with it comes to you with permission of the very nice people at Hector's World in New Zealand. Byte-sized Potential: Can Compassion & Citizenship Go Viral? Posted by Shelly Terrell on Wednesday, May 7th 2014 Part of the category, Byte-sized Potential The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. A thousand years ago, books were accessible to a select few. Byte-sized Potential In addition to having access to incredible learning, we have the potential to impact the world through social media. What are learners currently doing with their access? Anyone, anywhere in the world has the potential to be viral. The education system has failed them. Join my movement with these free resources I realize many teachers face barriers when teaching citizenship. Video Recording of the Keynote Edtechchat Transcript Special thanks to all #Edtechchat moderators and participants for a lively conversation this past Monday, May 5th. Join me in giving our students the mission to spread compassion and citizenship.
WorldImages - Home That's Not Cool Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom As elementary level teachers, we are charged not just with teaching academics, but teaching social skills as well. "Ignore bullies and tell an adult if you feel threatened," "Don't talk to strangers," "Treat people the way you want to be treated." You're probably familiar with phrases similar to these if you teach the younger grades. Young children are still learning the norms of social behavior and how to handle strangers. However, when was the last time you talked to your students about how to use good manners when leaving a comment on a blog post? These are the new social skills for our students. While we shouldn't stop teaching children how to say "please" and "thank you," and bullies still exist in the face-to-face world, it is vital that we treat online safety and digital citizenship with the same amount of seriousness and attention. Each year I spend at least a month reviewing digital citizenship and internet safety with all my classes. Lesson Resources Online Learning Tools
Search Results digital citizenship Posted by Shelly Terrell on Saturday, October 26th 2013 Goal 19: Update Your Digital Footprint of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators This year’s 30 Goals Challenge theme is, “This is MY Moment.” Each goal focuses on getting educators to believe their plans of action now will lead to positive changes and transformation in their teaching and learning environments. Read the rest of this entry » Posted by Shelly Terrell on Monday, March 31st 2014 “The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. Read the rest of this entry » Posted by Shelly Terrell on Monday, December 23rd 2013 Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category “Nothing is original. Read the rest of this entry » Posted by Shelly Terrell on Thursday, December 19th 2013 “Technology is just a tool. Read the rest of this entry » category: Posted by Shelly Terrell on Wednesday, August 29th 2012 Read the rest of this entry »
Creative Commons Resources for Classroom Teachers Posted by Bill Ferriter on Sunday, 09/08/2013 If your students are using images, video, or music in the final products that they are producing for your class, then it is INCREDIBLY important that you introduce them to the Creative Commons -- an organization that is helping to redefine copyright laws. With a self-described goal to "save the world from failed sharing," the Creative Commons organization has developed a set of licenses that content creators can use when sharing the work. While every Creative Commons license requires that attribution to be given to the original owner of a piece of content, every license also details the ways that content can be used by others WITHOUT having to ask for permission in advance. That makes Creative Commons content perfect for use in classroom projects. #winning Want to know more about the Creative Commons? Sources for Finding Creative Commons Content: Related Radical Reads: What Do YOU Know About the Creative Commons? Anti-Bullying PSA Project