Tag Archive | "Online Safety"

Trend Micro “What’s Your Story” Winner “Where are you?” is really worth a look

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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“This is a line … and this line is mine!” starts the Grand Prize Winning video among many many entries for digital online safety.  Winning teen creator Mark Eschelman and teen actor Tyler Joseph give us a powerful message of where the line is, where the spine is, and the pluses and minuses of being “on-line” or on [...]

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Acceptable Use Policies: Balancing Access and Choice

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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If you are wanting to update your school’s Acceptable (Responsible) Use Policy, perhaps with a view to integrating new cloud-based and mobile technologies, then we suggest that you first read A “Responsible” Approach to School Usage Policies on Internet Safety

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

Tuesday, February 15, 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

Tuesday, February 8, 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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Helpful Fact Sheets about Online Safety

Monday, December 13, 2010

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Childnet International, a U.K. based, non-profit organization working with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children,” has produced a useful set of Fact Sheets on various aspects of online safety, including 

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Engagelive: Teaching Online Safety in a Secure Online Environment

Monday, November 29, 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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Commonsense Media FREE Elementary Curriculum (Digital Literacy and Citizenship) now available

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Commonsense Media has just added a digital literacy and citizenship curriculum for 4th and 5th grade students to its already impressive set of FREE materials.  Acknowledging that digital literacy and citizenship needs to start early, Commonsense Media has created a curriclum which is “uniquely designed for elementary and middle school students.”  

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

Monday, August 9, 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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WoogiWorld: K-6 Virtual School

Thursday, August 5, 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

Tuesday, August 3, 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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Online Safety and Digital Citizenship for the Younger Set: Hector’s World

Tuesday, July 27, 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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Online Safety Prevention Resources: bNetS@avvy website

Thursday, July 22, 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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Online Safety Resources: iKeepSafe website and materials

Monday, July 12, 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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