Sextortion: Your Students Are at Risk, Teachers Can Help

The CoolCatTeacher

Sextortion is a shocking new way online predators are targeting kids. Netsmartz is a free online training program from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It is online. Learn at your own pace.

Mindfulness and Screen Time

Digital Promise

Between guilt-tinged uncertainty about screen time for kids ( “So, if you’re using it for good, does it count as screen time?” ) and worry about social media stress for teens, it’s easy to feel like a lost traveler without a GPS. And how can we help kids manage their online time and the problems they encounter, as well as assess their own digital responsibilities? Read Ethics, Disconnected: Helping Young People Confront the Ethical Dilemmas of the Online World.

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Game-Based Digital Literacy with Digital Compass – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

Common Sense Media has released Digital Compass , a new tool to teach students about navigating the digital world. The game is targeted at middle school students, an age when most children are getting cell phones and social media accounts (like Facebook and Instagram).

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A Getting Started Guide to Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Netsmartz is a free online training program from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This free course is designed to help you teach the latest in internet safety and digital citizenship for your students. It is online. Learn at your own pace.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

By learning to view it as a means of enhancing your lessons and resources, you can provide your students with tools and opportunities they may not otherwise access. Benefits of Using Tech and Digital Media in Education. Increased intrinsic motivation to learn.

Addressing cyberbullying and online safety in schools

Neo LMS

Learning environments differ widely. The concept of a safe learning environment is well-worth examining, specifically in the context of online safety. Arguably, the task of incubating our learners in an enabling atmosphere is easier online. Online security.