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Kidsmart: Digital Footprints

Kidsmart: Digital Footprints
Who’s watching you? These days we are encouraged to add lots of information about ourselves onto the internet... Photos, art, poetry, videos, blogs, personal profiles … there are lots of opportunities to be creative and develop good skills. Aside from the fun stuff, always remember that the internet is an open environment. Personal information is routinely collected and kept for years and years by companies wanting to sell you stuff and viewed by individuals looking for information about you. Apparently lots of universities and employers now use the internet to check up on you! So, keep safe and don’t put too much information about yourself online and focus on doing positive things.

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Be Web Aware - Cyberbullying In school ... you don't want anyone to think of you as a "gossip" or someone who says things about other people. Everyone wants to be "nice." You don't have to be nice if you don't want to online. 13 year old girl, Edmonton (Source: Young Canadians in a Wired World, Focus Groups, MediaSmarts, 2004) The Internet has created a whole new world of social communications for young people who are using e-mail, Web sites, instant messaging, chat rooms and text messaging to stay in touch with friends and make new ones.

Your Digital Footprint Using the Internet » Your Digital Footprint Your Digital Footprint Have you ever wondered what people think of you? The Digital Citizenship Survival Kit It's a simple little prop I use when teaching Digital Citizenship to our K-8 #aurorahuskies students. I love utilizing props to try to get my point across to students. To me, it helps a student retain the lesson better.

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. Your Digital Footprint Lesson Overview In collaboration with Common Sense Media, this lesson helps students learn about the similarities of staying safe in the real world and when visiting websites. Students will also learn that the information they put online leaves a digital footprint or “trail.” This trail can be big or small, helpful or hurtful, depending on how they manage it.

The "New and Improved" Digital Citizenship Survival Kit I have been thinking about some "new" items I could add to my original Digital Citizenship Kit that I created last year. Like I said in that blog post, I love using props when teaching. After some great conversations with the good wife @jenbadura on what I should include, I have come up with some new items to include in the survival kit. Yes, you can use this with your students! After I blogged about the original kit, I had a plethora of teachers email me or send me a tweet me asking if it was okay to use this idea at their school.

Cyberbullying - what it is, how it works and how to understand and deal with cyberbullies what is it? :: how it works :: why cyberbully? :: prevention :: take action :: what's the law? Course 2 Apr 9 2014 Privacy visual note drawn on iPad by Nicki Hambleton I am British.