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www.bullying.org Where you are NOT alone! Created by Bill Belsey Sharing Photo Poster 10 Golden Rules for Parents in A Digital Age There is a growing dependence on the use of digital media from our students and kids. Sometimes it is just unbelievable especially when we, the digital immigrants, compare our childhood and teenagehood to our students, the digital natives. Back then, socializing with neighbouring kids was the major pass time for us but today's kids they socialize more with digital gadgets and spend less time not only with their buddies but even with their own families. This is definitely unhealthy for their social, emotional and psychological welfare. It is our responsibility as teachers, educators, and parents to watch how much technology is around our kids and control how much time they spend on it. There is a set of rules that parents need to adhere to and keep in their minds when dealing with their " overly-digitized" kids. Please watch the video beow it is just 4 minutes long but has detailed illustration on the above rules.

Teach Online Safety Key concepts for students to understand and apply to their online experience. C-SAVE is our volunteer program to teach young people cybersecurity, cybersafety, and cyberethics. It's easy to participate and use! When you start college, you're taking on new responsibilities, making your own decisions, and becoming part of the campus community. There is an important role that you can play in your college's cybersecurity efforts that combines these elements of responsibility, decision-making, and community. Every person in the school community has a role in keeping the Internet safe and secure. Interested in starting your own community-based cybersecurity awareness program?

Junior Poster Must Have Resources on Teaching Online Safety Internet has become an integral part of our students learning. They use it for searching, connecting, socializing, and communicating.There is no way we can control what our students are doing online no matter how hard we try. It is funny when you enter a school and find that certain websites ( YouTube for instance ) is banned there. Why would students access YouTube through their schools desktops while they have their own mobile gadgets to use whenever and wherever they want. This is a flawed strategy and , unfortunately, is not how we can keep our students from harms way. Students digital safety is not dependent on a strict ban of certain websites, it is rather an outcome of a fruitful and collaborative awareness process in which students take part in learning how to : Teaching online safety is not an easy task but it is not impossible. 1- Free Tools and Resources about Internet Safety 2- Google Good to Know: Everything you Need to Know about Staying Safe 8- The Core Rules of Netiquette

B4USurf - Home Five-Minute Films "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when one is using technology. But specifically, it can cover anything from "netiquette" to cyberbullying; technology access and the digital divide; online safety and privacy; copyright, plagiarism, and digital law, and more. In fact, some programs that teach digital citizenship have outlined no less than nine elements that intersect to inform a well-equipped digital citizen. It's an overwhelming array of skills to be taught and topics to explore. But while there is much talk about the importance of teaching digital citizenship in this information society, not many are sure what that really looks like. Video Playlist: Teaching Digital Citizenship Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. What is Digital Citizenship? More Resources for Learning About Digital Citizenship

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School Produced in collaboration with Facebook. Social media is fast becoming as ubiquitous as the air we breathe. In recent months, many schools and districts around the country have taken steps to create social media policies and guidelines for their students and staff. In my work with several districts to draft these documents, I have seen many approaches that work well, and some that don't. That said, there is no silver bullet for administrators; every school, district, and state has a different set of circumstances. 2. This team should include educators who use social media in the classroom and those who do not. This team should be open and transparent in all their conversations and decision making, and be clear about their shared goal. Questions for ReflectionDoes everyone on the team share the same goal?

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