Archive | July, 2010

Online Safety and Digital Citizenship for the Younger Set: Hector’s World

27. July 2010

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Following on from our blog yesterday about the need for creating a culture of respect and dignity both online and off, today we want to feature Hector’s World, a website that encourages this approach from an early age (see also our previous features under “Reviews“).  

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Social Maturity as a Measure of Success: It’s not cool to be mean … “Pass it On”

26. July 2010

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This week we will be featuring more great online safety materials and resources, but we wanted to start the week on a different, yet connected, note: The need to move toward valuing social maturity/intelligence as an equally worthy measure of “success” as academic goals.  We have written about this before (see for example our blogs on Adolescents [...]

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“New Boy” Video Clip: The Tip of the Bullying Iceberg

23. July 2010

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This week we are featuring a film about a “young African boy with a haunting back story who starts school in Ireland, and finds out quickly exactly what it means to be the new kid. Winner of Best Narrative Short at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and nominated for an Oscar.”  Let’s check it out … 

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Online Safety Prevention Resources: bNetS@avvy website

22. July 2010

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Today’s online safety feature is the bNetS@avvy website which “provides up-to-date information about online trends and behavior, and offers practical cyber safety tools for use in the home and the classroom.”  Their goal is to “help parents and educators guide children towards the safe and savvy use of social technology.”  Let’s check them out …

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Cyberbullying Prevention Resources: Cyberbullying Research Center website

21. July 2010

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We’ve mentioned materials from this website in previous blogs (see “Right Now” Toolkit Resources, and Top Ten Fact Sheets), but it’s such a valuable resource that we wanted to include it “en masse” in this feature on cyberbullying prevention websites.  What makes it such a valuable resource?  Well, to start with …

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Cyberbullying Prevention Resources:Bullying – No Way! website

19. July 2010

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This week, we are going to feature WEBSITES which serve as a great resource for educators, parents, and students looking for information on ways to address and prevent cyberbullying.  Our first feature is a very impressive website created by Australia’s educational communities which contains information that is relevant and helpful no matter where in the world you live.

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The Living Internet: Get ready to be “spoofed”; youth as co-creators

16. July 2010

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In reviewing clips for today’s “Friday’s Film Feature,” we became accutely aware that, as noted in the recent Youth Safety on a Living Internet, the “Internet, is, in effect, a ‘living thing,’” (p. 5), with its users, especially youth, being very much co-creators and co-interpreters of much of the content.   What’s this got to do with the Friday film feature?  [...]

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Online Safety Resources: “Know it All” Materials by Childnet International

15. July 2010

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Today’s feature on online safety resources is the “Know IT All” award-winning materials produced by Childnet International from the U.K.   Let’s take a look at what they have to offer.

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Cyberbullying Prevention & Digital Citizenship: The Ophelia Project’s CyberCool Curriculum

14. July 2010

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Today’s feature in this week’s look at online safety and digital citizenship resources is the “CyberCool” curriculum put out by the Ophelia Project (authored by Erika Dauber, M.A., Learning, Design, & Technology, Stanford University).  Let’s see what’s on offer with this curriculum …

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Cyber Bullying: A Prevention Curriculum

13. July 2010

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The second prevention “Toolkit” resource to be featured this week is Cyber Bullying: A Prevention Curriculum authored by Susan Limber, Robin Kowalski, and Patricia Agatston.  There are two curricula: the first for Grades 3-5 and the second for Grades 6-12.  Let’s take a look a closer look …

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Online Safety Resources: iKeepSafe website and materials

12. July 2010

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This week, we are going to be featuring a number of resources geared toward online safety and digital citizenship which can form part of a ”Toolkit” of materials for use by educators, parents, and young people.  The first in our feature is the iKeepSafe organization, which aims to “give parents, educators, and policymakers the information and [...]

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Hero in the Hallway: Empowering young people in bullying prevention efforts

9. July 2010

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This week’s Friday video clip is a powerful piece about the prevalence of bullying in schools, the need to hear young people’s voices on this issue, and the importance of involving young people in solutions.  The clip is just under 4 minutes long, but packs a punch.  Check it out.

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Discussing cyberbullying with your children and other children’s parents … conversation “starters”

8. July 2010

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We’ve talked quite a bit on this site about the need to be proactive in engaging in conversation with young people on the issue of cyberbullying, online safety, and digitial citizenship.  Yet we also know that oftentimes those conversations are not easy – it is hard to know where to start, when to start, what [...]

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