4 Great Lesson Plans for Internet Safety

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With kids getting smartphones and other devices at younger and younger ages, it's more important than ever to teach them how to use the internet safely. Whether kids are using social media, searching for information, gaming, or emailing, they should have some basic understanding of how to protect themselves online. Though teachers and parents are deeply concerned about kids' online safety, we often don't know the best ways to teach these skills.

Digital Citizenship and Social Media for Students

Buncee

I started to think about digital citizenship, internet safety, and just how digitally savvy were my students? . At this point, I thought we need to work on Digital Citizenship and Safety. I had a new app called GoBubble which is a safe social media site for children under 13. I had three great tools at this point but I wasn't sure how I was going to combine them. I knew how I was going to use all these tools together.

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How To Protect Your Privacy As An Online Student.

EdTech4Beginners

You need to be carefully sharing any personal information over the Internet. They often use social engineering to acquire it. There are a number of tools that allow people to get more information on their acquaintances. If they have your email address or full name, they can use Spokeo to get your address, social media profiles, estimated income and other personal information. New cracking tools can guess passwords that over 15 characters long.

129 Digital Citizenship Links on 22 Topics

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Copyright and Fair Use –Common Sense Media video. Common Sense media. Internet sources. Internet—what is it–video. Privacy on the internet. BrainPop Internet sources. Google course on searching internet. Internet searches. Image edit exposure tool. Internet Hoaxes. Internet safety. Brainpop—online safety. Clicky’s internet safety. Computer safety. Internet safety.

5 Tips to Increase Parental Engagement in the 21st Century Classroom – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

As an administrator in the 21st century, I constantly think about ways to effectively communicate with our parents and the tools that our faculty can use to extend and expand the way we share academic, behavioral, and social data with the families of children whom we serve. Tip #1: School Social Networking Accounts. In this same letter he introduced two new social media platforms to further dialogue: a district Facebook page and a district twitter account, @WT_Schools.

Citizenship for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

Each child has various traits that influence the development of their social personas, whether digitally or physically. Many adults have inadvertently experienced the problems that can arise when they post something inappropriate on social media, or accidentally copy someone on an email. Netiquette is the behavior that one uses while on the Internet. Just as they would practice safety as they venture into a new city, they have to learn how to be safe on the Internet.

5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

The CoolCatTeacher

Stop, Screenshot, Block, Tell and Share – Free Internet Safety Poster. Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips. Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Librarians Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning School Counselors Social Emotional Learning Society and Ethics Students Teachers Tech Tips Web Tools

Last Chance for this Online College-credit Classes–DigCit and Tech Tools for Writin

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If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. internet safety. social media. Assess student writing without discouraging creativity via easy-to-use tech tools. update.

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11 Projects to Teach Digital Citizenship

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Learning has no temporal or geographic borders and is available wherever students and teachers find an Internet connection. This used to mean limiting access to the Internet, blocking websites, and layering rules upon rules hoping (vainly) to discourage students from using an infinite and fascinating resource. Do this with a tool they all like — art. Once all six are uploaded, print the cube, fold, and keep on student desks to remind them of Internet safety.

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). Common Sense Media also provides educational material for teachers and parents. You can even get involved via social media through their Where’s Wink hashtag ( #whereswink) on Twitter.

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Should we radically change the way we teach digital citizenship?

Neo LMS

February 9th, 2021, marks the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day , a day to come “together for a better internet,” which is more important than ever in light of recent events. The internet is dangerous!” The internet can be a distracting place but also a powerful tool for change.

New Posted Resources 05/11/2012

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Download: "Own Your Space" was written by Linda McCarthy, for Internet savvy "tweens" & teens, and their parents or educators. NETS Aligned Tools tags: web2.0

Classes in Remote Teaching

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If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. internet safety. social media. Assess student writing without discouraging creativity via easy-to-use tech tools.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

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All are online, hands-on, with an authentic use of tools you’ll want for your classroom. This three-week course is a follow-on to the introductory class, Tech-infused Teacher , digging into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

It is available offline; everything but the YouTube videos and hyperlinks will work (those need the Internet), but all other text, comments, notes and PDF’s are available. This is important because you probably don’t want to share all of those pictures and videos on social media. And not all parents are on social media. Set Up Social Media. See See 10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social media to Enhance Learning ).

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Online College Credit Classes Forming

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In this course, teachers will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, critical thinking, and immersive keyboarding. internet safety. social media.

10 EdTech Questions You Might Be Asked At Interview (Answer Tips Included!)

EdTech4Beginners

Make sure you give an overview of the ways you use it daily and then outline some specific apps or tech tools you have used recently. Think of a time that the internet has gone down and talk the interviewer through the process and stress how the lesson still worked out well. Emphasise the importance of sharing and then give examples i.e. planning meetings, emails, social media. 5) Talk me through how you deal with e-safety.

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College Credit Classes in Remote Teaching/Blended Learning

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If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. internet safety. social media. Assess student writing without discouraging creativity via easy-to-use tech tools.

How K–12 Schools Can Use Next-Generation Content Filtering to Keep Students Safe

EdTech Magazine

Congress passed the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in 2000, tying E-rate program discounts to a school’s internet safety policy. Even in the absence of a federal update, K–12 administrators can look carefully at their current internet safety policy. The internet of today bears l ittle resemblance to the internet of 20 years ago , and website blocking software likely needs to change, too.

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.

Tech ed Resources–Online Classes

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All are online, hands-on, with an authentic use of tools you’ll want for your classroom. This three-week course is a follow-on to the introductory class, Tech-infused Teacher , digging into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning.

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

Neo LMS

More than a million cases of child identity theft are reported every year and, as school districts continue to introduce students to new technology and advanced digital curriculum, Internet safety education is becoming an increasingly essential tool when preventing cybercrime. For example, of 40,000 children who were involved in a 2011 data breach , more than 10% of them had their social security numbers compromised and used by a cybercriminal.

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How to Set Healthy Screen Time Habits: A Guide for Parents

Waterford

Depending on how we use it, technology can be either a priceless tool or endless distraction. While older generations needed to learn how to use digital media, our children face a different task: managing and using screen time in healthy ways. Read on to learn all about types of screen time, how much screen time the experts recommend, and how to set healthy digital media habits at home. But the younger a child is, the more their digital media usage should be monitored.

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College Credit Classes in Remote Teaching/Blended Learning

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If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. internet safety. social media. Assess student writing without discouraging creativity via easy-to-use tech tools.

Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

Tom Murray

As a former technology director (Tom) and high school principal (Eric), we’ve seen some fascinating ways that students have tried to bypass the filter, have seen search terms that would make even college students blush, and have had a vast array of conversations with students about the appropriate use of digital tools. Concern about student safety while online and use of digital tools is undoubtedly valid. Promote the responsible use of social media.

How to Grow Global Digital Citizens

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population age 3 and over used the Internet. 94% of youth ages 12-17 who have Internet access say they use the Internet for school research and 78% say they believe the Internet helps them with schoolwork. 87% of parents of online teens believe that the Internet helps students with their schoolwork and 93% believe the Internet helps students learn new things. A good place to start an Internet education is: There are rules.

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Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

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If you’re new to tech education and wonder how to teach kindergartners to use the mouse, first graders to keyboard, third graders to sagely search the internet, pick the brains of our seasoned team of technology teachers. All are online, hands-on, with an authentic use of tools you’ll want for your classroom. By the time educators finish this class, they will be ready to implement many new tools in their classroom. internet safety. social media.

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In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Educators participate in this three-week hands-on quasi-writer’s workshop as they learn to use widely-available digital tools to help their students develop their inner writer. internet safety. social media.

Safe Apps to Recommend to Parents

Gaggle Speaks

Instead, parents should start with face-to-face open communication; letting children know their safety is the top priority. This doesn’t mean it isn’t “cyberwise” to use a monitoring tool to enhance your efforts. Their downloadable Internet Safety Contract is a great tool to help families talk over the rules and consequences of online behavior. Shouldering the responsibility of cyber safety should not solely rest on just parents or educators.

Why protecting students at school is much more than just internet monitoring

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However, on the flipside, access to the wider internet may mean that there is a temptation for students to access websites with inappropriate content–or use it as a platform where negative behavior can escalate, such as for cyberbullying or other undesirable activities. That certainly eliminates the issue, but it doesn’t allow students the opportunity to learn about the safe and responsible use of the internet (digital citizenship) in a controlled environment.

#CelebrateWithDE – Cyber Monday

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Use the selected resources below or the CyberMonday Digital Integration Kit (US subscribers only) to highlight cyber safety and security on Cyber Monday. Animated music video featuring online safety guidelines. Have students use a webbing tool to identify key ideas and details as they come up. Common Sense Media K-5: My Online Neighborhood. Highlights ways the Internet can be a tool to communicate and identifies safety rules. Happy Cyber Monday!

Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

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In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Educators participate in this three-week hands-on quasi-writer’s workshop as they learn to use widely-available digital tools to help their students develop their inner writer. internet safety. social media.

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Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

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All are online, hands-on, with an authentic use of tools you’ll want for your classroom. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. By the time educators finish this class, they will be ready to implement many new tools in their classroom. internet safety.

Trolls, Catfish, Cyberbullies--Oh My! How to Help Students Stay “Internet Kind”

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Open up a new tab, and do a quick Google Search for “The Internet is full of…” I’m guessing your autocomplete looks similar to mine: “The Internet is full of lies.” “The The Internet is full of false information.” “The The Internet is full of jerks.” “The The Internet is full of terrible people.” The fact is the Internet can be a big, scary place for kids, and some students are starting to accept this as the norm.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. internet safety. social media. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Know how to blend digital citizenship into lesson plans that require the Internet. Experiment with a wide variety of available digital writing tools to help your students develop their inner writer.