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Anti-Cyberbullying Toolkit

Anti-Cyberbullying Toolkit
An Anti-Cyberbullying Toolkit for Educators This free toolkit has the resources schools need to take an effective stand against cyberbullying. Rely on it to start your year off right. Each occurrence of cyberbullying hurts students, disrupts classrooms, and impacts your school's culture and community. So how should you handle it? What are the right things to do and say? Even with the best, most proactive intentions to reduce the risks associated with cyberbullying, there will always be times where something does occur. Download our Cyberbullying Response Flowchart.Better understand how your school can activate student compassion to help stop cyberbullying with No Bully.Make sure your students have access to help when they need it the most with the Crisis Text Line Flyers. In partnership with No Bully We have highlighted our cyberbullying lessons for each grade level, along with giving you everything you need to teach engaging lessons for your classroom around this topic. Grades K-5 Lessons

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the netsafe kit for schools Step 1. Identify your starting point - Issues & Capability Step 2. Build a secure foundation Step 3. Build Capability Be Safe while Surfing Online - Learn How to Protect Yourself There are many precautions you can take as a child, teen or young adult while surfing the Internet. First, ALWAYS remember that you should NEVER give ANY personal information out about yourself unless you are with an adult, and they approve. While not all sites or individuals that collect information from children are illegal, it is better to be safe than sorry. It is also illegal to collect any personal information about children under the age of 13. 4 Resources in Teaching Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety Does your district provide a technology plan for teaching Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety? Or, are your teachers responsible for teaching students responsible behavior when using technology? Many teachers have no idea of what and how to weave ethical technology behavior into their curriculum. And, many parents do not monitor their children when they are online at home.

Federal Communications Commission The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications services and products more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA and provided updates to those rules in 2011. What CIPA requires Nine Elements Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. 1. Digital Access: full electronic participation in society.

Libraries, Children and the Internet Why is the Internet important for children? The Internet is changing how we live, learn, work and interact with one other. If today's children are to succeed as adults, they must learn information literacy skills for every resource-new and old. What is the role of libraries? Online Safety for Teachers Anti-Bullying Laws per State - Find out about your state's laws and policies.FBI Cyber Surf Islands - This activity features 3rd- 8th grade-specific “islands” teaching about different aspects of internet safety.KnowBullying App - Free app that has tips for parents, warning signs, an educator section and simple conversation starters.Digital Literacy - Videos and tips to help your students be responsible and make informed decisions on the Internet, mobile devices, and social media.NetSafe for Teachers - These resources educate teachers with ways to talk to students about Internet safety and steps that they can take protect their online identity.NetSmartz for Educators - Educating students about Internet safety can be difficult, especially with constantly changing technologies and classroom time constraints.

Digital Citizenship Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. Libraries and the Internet Toolkit ALA strongly encourages every library to adopt, implement and publicize a written Internet use policy in the same way it adopts other library use and access policies. This policy should be in keeping with your library's mission statement, other access policies and community needs. In light of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) decision, ALA urges any library using mandatory filtering software to consult with legal counsel to re-evaluate its Internet use policy and assess the risk of future litigation.

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students — or so it may seem to them at first. Truth is, students who haven’t been taught the skills to conduct good research will invariably come up short. That’s part of the argument made by Wheaton College Professor Alan Jacobs in The Atlantic, who says the ease of search and user interface of fee-based databases have failed to keep up with those of free search engines.

Internet Safety Policy Guidelines by Cathy Harris Helms. Georgia Library Quarterly 40 no2 19-23 Summer 2003. Reprinted with Permission In December, 2000, Congress passed the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Neighborhood Children's Internet Protection Act (NCIPA). These laws, which went into effect in April, 2001, placed restrictions on the use of federal funding available to public libraries. See 47 U.S.C. §254. They mandated implementation of internet safety policies and technology which blocks or filters certain materials from being accessed by children though the internet. 15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Researchers Your students are probably Internet authorities. When it comes to Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, they might know far more than you. All of that time spent tweeting and chatting doesn’t necessarily translate to deep learning though. As students progress through school, online research skills become more important — for good reason. Both college professors and employers will expect young people to know their way around the academic side of the Internet; a skill that for many students, needs to be taught. In a Pew survey, a majority of teachers said that their students lacked patience and determination when doing difficult research.