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Digital Citizenship Project Goes Global: The Digiteen Project

2. August 2010

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This exciting project was founded in 2008 by Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis, who, along with Barbara Stefanics, founded the Flat Classroom Project.  The Digiteen Project is a “global hands-on project for middle and early high school students (typically Grade 6-9, 11-15 year old).”  Let’s learn more …

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Empowering Children and Young People in a Digital World: Video Clips

2. July 2010

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It’s Friday again and time for our Friday video feature!  This week we are including two short features for you to view on the subject of empowering children and young people in a digital world.  These are clips from a conference held in March 2010 in the United Kingdom run by Becta (a UK government [...]

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SimSafety: “Flight Simulator” for Internet Safety

17. June 2010

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This is the second of our feature blogs with regard to encouragement of “full, safe use of digital media in schools’ regular instruction and professional development in their use as a high priority for educators nationwide” (Youth Safety on a Living Internet, p. 7).  As you know, we believe in a “team approach” and in [...]

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FutureLab: Transforming the Learning Landscape

15. June 2010

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Following on from our blog on Youth Safety on a Living Internet: Report of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group, which recommends (among other things) the encouragement of “full, safe use of digital media in schools’ regular instruction and professional development in their use as a high priority for educators nationwide” (p. 7), we [...]

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Portugal: Cyberbullying Prevention and Online Safety

8. June 2010

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Portugal is approaching cyberbullying prevention and online safety on a number of different fronts.

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Bulgaria: Cyberbullying Prevention and Online Safety

4. June 2010

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Bulgaria is actively engaged in the prevention of cyberbullying and promoting online safety for young people through national campaigns, education, establishment of a Youth Panel (consisting of young people aged 15-18 years old), regular surveys in schools, and creation of new tools for use in schools and homes.  Some highlights of their approach include:

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Poland: Cyberbullying Prevention and Online Safety

31. May 2010

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What’s happenning in Poland with respect to cyberbullying prevention and online safety? Quite a bit actually

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Canada and Cyberbullying: New Data, Key Researchers and Organizations

30. May 2010

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A new study has found that 8 percent of Canadian parents of children aged 7-17 indicate that their child

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Cellphone Classroom: Learning to read via texting

19. May 2010

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While this blog does not relate directly to cyberbullying, we are including it because it involves all the things about which we are passionate: education (especially for girls and women), positive uses of technology, and a global worldview.  We hope you appreciate this story which aired on National Public Radio as much as we did.

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Cyberbullying: In German, referred to as “Netz Mobbing”

2. May 2010

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Several articles in Germany refer to cyberbullying as “netz mobbing”. Several German sites have tools to advise German youth about online dangers and how to protect themselves. See initiatives such as jugendinfo.de or jugendschutz.net . We would welcome comment from our friends in Germany to tell us more about what is going on to prevent [...]

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Cyberbullying and Spanish: How You Say Cyberbullying in Spanish: “mantoneo virtual” (virtual bullying) or “acoso cybernético” (cyber harassment)

18. April 2010

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Cyberbullying and Spanish: How You Say Cyberbullying in Spanish: “mantoneo virtual” (virtual bullying) or “acoso cybernético” (cyber harassment).  If your student population includes a significant primary Spanish language population, you may want to know how to describe cyberbullying in Spanish.

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Youth Voices on Cyberbullying: What young people in the UK are saying about their digital world

17. April 2010

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In this engaging video clip, Dr. Tanya Byron, a leading U.K. cyberbully expert, gives us 12 refreshing (and funny!) youth voices which really help inform us about digital safety.  Do you know what your students are saying about their digital world? 

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International Cyberbullying Perspective: Australian youth “tuning out” online safety messages

16. April 2010

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Have you ever tuned out an airline safety message before take-off, even though it could save your life? Ever fast-forwarded past a DVD’s anti-piracy message leader? Are youth tuning out our online safety messages because they are repetitive, uninteresting and seem irrelevant? 

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