Archive | August, 2010

Offline for a week! :)

24. August 2010

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Duty calls!  I need to meet some publication deadlines for writing projects, so I will be offline for a week.  This will be my first time away since I started the blog, so I appreciate your loyalty and patience!  Thanks.  Dr. Jenny. Update: Okay, so the projects took a bit longer than I thought   Thanks for your [...]

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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the Learning Revolution

20. August 2010

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It’s Friday and time for something which educates, inspires and makes us laugh as we head into the weekend.   So check out this video clip of Sir Ken Robinson speaking about the Learning Revolution at the TED 2010 Conference.  This particular clip is not about online safety or digital citizenship, but rather looks at the big picture [...]

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Cyberzine: Cybersafety Newsletter

19. August 2010

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Do you want to keep up-to-date with the latest news in the world of cybersafety?  Then check out this e-newsletter from CyberSmart Australia.

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Cyberbullying411: A resource for parents and teens

17. August 2010

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Looking for a website which addresses cyberbullying but which appeals both to adults and teenagers?  Then check out this site …

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Cyberbullying Guidance: Summary Leaflet

16. August 2010

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Are you looking for a good summary about preventing and responding to cyberbullying, one which contains useful information and guidance but does not overwhelm with detail?  Then take a look at this 8-page document provided by the United Kingdom’s Department for Children, Schools, and Families (since the 2010 General Election, now known as the Department [...]

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Next Generation Learning: “My School is Cool”

13. August 2010

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Check out this short video clip (3.32 mins) which gives Harry’s (age 11) perspective on Next Generation Learning: “My School is Cool.”  From his perspective, some of the benefits of teaching and learning with technology inlcude: It helps kids with braintraining and fitness exercises; helps students participate in classes better, especially students who are shy; helps teachers see [...]

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Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online

12. August 2010

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At 54 pages, this resource is not exactly a “fridge-magnet-type” resource on cyberbullying, but don’t despair, you are not going to have to wade through 54 pages of dense text.  Instead, this free, downloadable document is full of useful information in an easy-to-read, well-set-out format.  While it will not stick to your refrigerator door (at least not without [...]

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State Cyberbullying Laws: The Facts at your Fingertips

11. August 2010

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Just a short blog today, but one which is nevertheless packed with information.  Do you want to know what the law says about cyberbullying in your state?  Then check out this excellent resource from the Cyberbullying Research Center and you will have all the facts right at your fingertips: State Cyberbullying Laws – A Brief [...]

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Internet Safety: Here’s How “Activity Cards”

10. August 2010

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Following on from our blog yesterday about parents in Australia indicating their preference for Internet safety resources which are accessible, easy to use and are able to be retrieved quickly and easily when required, check out these downloadable  ”Actitivity Cards” which “give useful information on how to enjoy the opportunities to the full whilst avoiding any [...]

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Cybersafety resources study–What parents want: a fridge magnet!

9. August 2010

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Here’s some interesting research out of Australia relating to what kind of cybersafety information parents prefer and where/how they prefer to access it.  The main objective of the study was to “understand parents’ preferences for cybersafety information, based on the current attitudes and behavior of Australian parents of children inthe 4-17 years age band.”  Let’s [...]

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Prof. Tanya Byron: “It’s not digital citizenship, it’s citizenship – it’s what we do”

6. August 2010

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For today’s Friday Feature, we posting a video of Dr. Tanya Bryron speaking at a discussion series run by the Royal Geographical Society that aims to improve public understanding of, and engagement with, some of the big issues likely to affect our lives and society in the coming years. The series helps people make their own [...]

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WoogiWorld: K-6 Virtual School

5. August 2010

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Today’s feature is the WoogiWorld K-6 Virtual School, which is “dedicated to providing a safe, fun, and educational online experience while reinforcing proper positive character traits in children.”  Calling all Earth Agents, let’s take a look at this site which encourages elementary-age children worldwide to be “responsible Internet users and goodwill ambassadors” …

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Online Safety Resources: Adina’s Deck

3. August 2010

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Today’s feature is Adina’s Deck, an “award-winning DVD series about the fictional detective club, “Adina’s Deck,” a group of friends who help solve challenges current to today’s young people.”  The series addresses a number of important topics relating to online safety and digital citizenship.  Let’s find out more …

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