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Kidsmart: Digital Footprints

Kidsmart: Digital Footprints
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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. While most interactions are positive, new technologies have given young people a new – and powerful – platform from which to target peers. There is little doubt that cyberbullying, which can be the equivalent of "social death" for many young people, is traumatic. Technology also extends the reach these young people have, enabling them to harass their targets anywhere and at anytime. How kids cyberbully Who cyberbullies and why Cyberbullies Targets Bystanders Tips for parents

Digital Citizenship We will be focusing on discussing Digital Citizenship over the next two weeks in the library, and how to be safe while on the internet. I created a poster and coordinating bookmarks to give to the students to aid in this discussion, especially with the younger students. I have placed these on my TpT store in case you might be able to use them too. Update: Well, after doing the lesson all day, I've come to realize that I needed a few things to make the lesson go smoother. So, I updated my unit to include a picture of just the boy, and then larger pictures of the explanation pieces so that you can literally "build" the poster as you talk about the issues. I hope you find them useful! 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

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. Lesson Objectives Students will: Understand that being safe when they visit websites is similar to staying safe in real life Learn to recognize websites that are alright for them to visit Recognize if they should ask an adult they trust before they visit a particular website Explore what information is appropriate to be put online Getting Started (20 min) 1) Review This is a great time to review the last lesson that you went through with your class. Here are some questions that you can ask in review: What did we do last time? 2) Vocabulary This lesson has one new and important word: 3) Pause and Think Ask What does it mean to be safe?

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? Join us for the 2014 StopCyberBullying Youth Summit in New Brunswick on March 22nd, 2014 starting at 8:00am at NBCC Woodstock! Home of "Don't Stand By, Stand Up," StopCyberbullying was the first cyberbullying prevention program in North America. Click here to See Pictures and Videos from the 2013 International Stopcyberbullying Youth Summit Contributions from Montague Consolidated Students for the International Stop Cyberbullying Youth Summit in Charlottetown on November 9th, 2013.

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