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Video: Common Sense Media Safe Online Talk
Below are some tools and resources to
in understanding and teaching about online Safety
featured web resources:
Common Sense Media: Survival Guide to Teens' Digital Lingo
This blog post offers an updated look (Dec 2016) at some of the digital lingo or abbreviations that you might like to know about.
Cyber Security Consumer Tip Sheet - Risks and Tools
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority and MediaSmarts (formerly Media Awareness Network) have developed this tip sheet that outlines potential risks that may be encountered online and the steps that consumers can take to address these issues.
Common Sense Media: 5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids
This short 40 second video provides 5 tips for kids when they are using online tools, games and media.
Common Sense Media: Super Digital Citizen
Here is a fun video that you can share with your Grade 3-5 students. Super Digital Citizen tells why he works to keep all kids safe online.
NetSmartz: Online Educator Training Program
NetSmartz® and Club Penguin™ have created this self-paced, online training program to help you teach Internet safety and prepare kids to be better digital citizens. Topics include: digital literacy & ethics, inappropriate content, privacy, sexting and cyberbullying.
Child Safety Online: Global challenges and strategies
UNICEF's report from late 2011, "conducted in partnership with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) in the UK, discusses the nature of..exploitation of children online. The report pinpoints key areas that are essential to create a safer environment for children on the Net." (report...
Common Sense Media: Videos
Common Sense Media has a great collection of videos for educators to use during their lesson planning or classroom activities. Select a video from a variety of topics: digital citizenship, media literacy, online research and more.
Embrace Civility in a Digital Age
Formerly the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use, this organization has resources for both parents and educators concerned about creating a safe and responsible environment for kids and teen using the internet. The best information is in the Cyber Savvy Resources section.
Safer Internet Day Quiz.
This quiz was created by a UK online safety organization. Answer all of the questions and get some additional tips and advice.
NetSmartz: It's Ok to Tell
This NetSmartz video helps kids understand what to do when they see bad or inappropriate things online. Teachers, there are discussion guides and activity cards further down the page.
NetSmartz: Internet Safety Presentations
NetSmartz has a selection of internet safety presentations (for Windows or Mac) that are free for use with parents, teens, tweens and younger children.
NetSmartz: Educational Resources
NetSmartz has a collection of material for teachers, including instructional material, multimedia presentations, promotional items and news about new resources for students.
Youth Safety on a Living Internet
This extensive report was released in June of 2010 by the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (American). The committee looked at education efforts in the area of online safety, technologies to prevent children from accessing inappropriate material, data retention (for incidents of crime) and...
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