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GRID: A new Internet safety resource from the Family Online Safety Institute

15. February 2011

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We have reported before on the important work of the Family Online Safety Institute (“FOSI”) – see Cyberbullying Prevention, Cyberbullying Conferences and Events, and Cyberbullying: How can we be a part of the solution? - and now we are delighted to feature their latest very impressive resource which is designed ”for governments, industry, lawyers, academics, educationalists and all [...]

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Safer Internet Day 2011: It’s more than a game, it’s your life

8. February 2011

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Today is being marked as Safer Internet Day in “more than 70 countries, from Canada to South Korea and Russia to Kenya, including all 27 countries of the European Union.”  As noted by Neelie Kroes, patron of Safer Internet Day, and European Digital Agenda Commissioner, “[f]or children and young people especially, [Safer Internet Day]is both [...]

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Wise up to IT: Resources for connecting with youth

22. December 2010

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Are you looking for some resources to help you connect with youth about their online lives?  Resources where the message is on-target (i.e., age- and content-appropriate) and which use “real life” stories which are likely to resonate with youth rather than put them to sleep?  Then check out this set of four videos and accompanying support [...]

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Digital Parenting Magazine: A “How To” Guide from Vodafone

20. December 2010

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This impressive, user-friendly, downloadable, and informative Digital Parenting magazine from Vodafone (a U.K.-based telecommunications company) was created ”as a central place where you can go to get to grips with the latest technology, get involved with what your kids are doing online and help them stay in control when it comes to some of the challenges they [...]

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Parents: This happened to your kids, didn’t it? Case studies for parents

1. December 2010

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This guide, which covers mobile phones, television, video games, and the Internet, ”stresses the importance of helping youngsters to become independent and critical users of new technology, and outlines parental strategies for supporting children in the development of these skills.”  Originally created by the Italian Safer Internet Centre, the guide has just been republished in English and [...]

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Engagelive: Teaching Online Safety in a Secure Online Environment

29. November 2010

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E-ngagelive is an exciting, innovative project from the U.K. which provides a secure, online, interactive environment designed to help young people in a classroom setting learn about online safety while collaborating with each other and a team of community professionals acting as guides.

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The Importance of the Internet for All: Young People Affirm their Beliefs

3. November 2010

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As noted on the European Insafe website, in August 2010 members of the Youth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Project (created by Childnet International), aged between 14 and 18, met to discuss Internet access, diversity, security, openness and privacy in preparation for attending the IGF 2010 in Vilnius, Lithuania.  Let’s take a look at what the young [...]

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One Goal, One Community: Moving Beyond Bullying and Empowering for Life

29. October 2010

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Check out this exciting initiative from Australia which is about to be given a “test-drive” in the United States: College students taking a leading role in educating younger students on how to prevent bullying.

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SAFE: Safe Social Networking for Young Children

13. October 2010

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Check out this new program from the U.K. which aims to “develop primary children’s skills, self-confidence and safety awareness when using social network sites.”

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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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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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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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