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Please check my list of resources on Delicious tagged for: OnlineSafety, Online_Safety, security, bullying
I plan to add to it continually as I come across more high quality resources.
Exploring Recommended sites:
- OnGuardOnline – two clicks into this site you can find this site, NetCetera. This toolkit is a great place to start for teaching information to share with students and parents. About 2-3 years ago I placed orders for Spanish and English versions of the NetCetera books for all of the students in our district – almost 25,000 students! It was a high quality publication to be able to share with parents looking to protect their students. You can probably still order large quantities, I see a link on the FTC order page which provides a link for “more copies.”
- Kaspersky – I can see providing a link to a site like this for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs. For when you want to provide information to help, but are not able/willing to support personal devices.
- Cyberbullying Research Center – I like the paper based handouts from a teacher point of view as start of the year materials until students have completed AUPs.
- A Thin Line: Taking a Stand Against Digital Abuse – This is a higher quality production, tied to MTV, which might appeal to middle and high school students. I like the information on sexting, which some educators might feel more comfortable pointing students to – versus having the conversation in person.
- Identity Theft Resource Center – This might not be appropriate for many students, possibly just upperclassmen in high school.
- CommonSense Media’s, Digital Footprint, is a high quality video which I could see schools playing on large displays in common areas during community nights.
Exploring Additional sites:
Edudemic has several promising articles, but especially these and the accompanying PDF may interest educators looking for where to start, and interested in hearing from a trusted source for other educational technology topics:
The Teacher’s Guide to Keeping Students Safe Online
A Must-Have Online Safety Guide for Students
Technology for Learning: A Guidebook for Change
ikeepsafe.org has several whitepapers.
I found the one on starting Internet safety alongside any BYOD program promising.
Facebook for school counselors seems to be a hot topic as well, and with very few resources.
I value this educator as a great resource of critical thought on technology in the classroom.
Bill Ferriter (@plugusin) would be great to follow on Twitter as well.
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