Cyber Safety Lessons for Educators & Students
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Educators, we have provided a PowerPoint Presentation for keep your students safe online.
Click here to read an article from the Federal Trade Commission on Net Cetera.
Cyberbullying is bullying that happens online. It can happen in an email, a test message, an online game, or on a social networking site. It might involve rumors or images posted on someone's profile or passed around for other people to see.
You know that, right? So you know that cyberbullying is a lose-lose proposition: it often makes the person being harassed feel bad - and it always makes the bully look bad. It also might lead to punishment from school authorities or the police.
What to do if you witness cyberbullying? Tell the bully to stop. Most kids don't bully, and there's no reason for anyone to put up with it. This mean behavior usually stops pretty quickly when somebody stands up for the person being bullied.
What to do if someone harasses you online? Keep a cool head and don't respond in kind. Most people realized that bullying is wrong. Sometimes you can stop bullying if you ignore or block the person. You can also report abuse to the website where it's taking place. If it continues, save the evidence and ask for help from an adult you trust.
-Source: "Living Life Online", Federal Trade Comission, http://ftc.gov/livinglifeonline
Admongo.gov - An online game where kids learn critical thinking skills and apply them to understanding advertising, asking three essential questions: Who's responsible for the ad? What is the ad actually saying? and What does the ad want me to do?
McGruff.org - Games, Activities, and Advice on Cyber-bullying from the Crime Dog
STOPcyberbullying.org - Prevention and Information on Cyber-Bullying
Stopbullying.gov - An Official U.S. Government Web site managed by the Department of Health & Human Services in parenership with the Department of Educaiton and Department of Justice.
wiredsafety.com - Information on on what to do if you are cyberbullied
Net Cetera - Chatting with kids about being online
Net Cetera - Pre-Made Presentation for Teachers & Parents
Cyber-Five is a short animation which introduces children to five helpful rules to be safer on the internet. Join Hippo and Hedgehog as they introduce and review the five rules. There is a multiple choice quiz at the end of the animation for assessment. The Cyber 5 story concept is by Jillian Palmieri of www.bystander.us Recommended for Grades: K-5
Digital Citizenship - Cable in the Classroom has launched standards-based, digital citizenship lessons via InCtrl. The lessons, for students in grades 4-8, are designed to engage students through inquiry-based activities, and collaborative and creative opportunities.
The FBI-SOS Challenge is an Internet Safety program in which students learn to recognize potential dangers associated with the internet, email, and chat rooms. Students take web-based quizzes and review specific web sites aimed at promoting online safety. http://xsite-design.com/fbi-sos/index.htm
Alex Wonder: Kid Cyber Detective - Click the link to download the new, free Alex Wonder Kid Cyberdetective Agency Game to help stop cyberbullying (**Requires Adobe Air to Install).
WiredSafety.org - WiredSafety is the largest and oldest online safety, education, and help group in the world. Originating in 1995 as a group of volunteers rating websites, it now provides one-to-one help, extensive information, and education to cyberspace users of all ages on a myriad of Internet and interactive technology safety, privacy and security issues.
McGruff.org - The National Crime Prevention Center has prepared a website on cyber-safety geared for kids with blogs, games, stories, and other information on online safety.
OnGuardOnline.gov – OnGuard Online provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology community to help you guard against internet fraud, secure your computers, and protect your privacy.
FTC.gov/idtheft – The Federal Trade Commission’s website has information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.
GetNetWise.org – A project of the Internet Education Foundation, the GetNetWise coalition wants internet users to be just “one click away” from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family’s use of the internet.
CyberBully411.org – Cyberbully411, created by Internet Solutions for Kids, is an effort to provide resources for youth who have questions about or have been targeted by online harassment.
ConnectSafely.org – ConnectSafely, a project of Tech Parenting Group, is for parents, teens, educators and advocates for learning about safe, civil use of Web 2.0 together.