Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bill Would Allow Schools To Handle Cyber-Bullies Outside Classroom | NBC 4i

Bill Would Allow Schools To Handle Cyber-Bullies Outside Classroom | NBC 4i

Cyber-bullying bill clears the state Senate on a unanimous vote - Capitol Watch

Cyber-bullying bill clears the state Senate on a unanimous vote - Capitol Watch

A bill that aims to prevent cyber-bullying passed the state Senate unanimously today.

Lawmakers discussed the measure for about an hour and, after agreeing it was a good idea, placed the item on the consent calendar. It was approved this evening.

The bill would give school officials a tool to intervene when students are harassed or threatened through electronic means. It would require that school principals ensure a safe environment exists at every school and provide training in suicide prevention to teachers and other education officials.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Using Public Service Announcements To Prevent Cyberbullying | Cyberbullying Research Center Blog

A fun and often-recommended activity to engage youth in considering the responsible use of technology and promoting that message across the student body (or beyond) involves the creation of Public Service Announcements (PSAs). These are creative and informative videos designed to bring attention to a problem relevant to a certain audience, and make a memorable point about it. Often, they promote awareness of a particularly compelling social issue, and work to encourage individuals to act in positive, appropriate ways. They also tend to have a “coolness” factor not present in a handful of other awareness initiatives.

Read more: Using Public Service Announcements To Prevent Cyberbullying | Cyberbullying Research Center Blog

NetSmartz Internet Safety Presentations



NetSmartz Workshop is proud to introduce the 2011 Internet Safety Presentations for Tweens and Teens! These energetic, 30-minute presentations use dynamic graphics and videos to engage audiences in a productive dialogue about Internet safety.
• What to do if they or others they know are cyberbullied
• What consequences they might face for sexting
• Why they should be careful about who they're talking to online
• How to make better decisions about what they post
CLICK HERE to download the 2011 Internet Safety Presentations for Tweens & Teens now!*

*The 2010 presentations will remain available until June 30, 2011.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

YouTube - Mom Gone Wild: Texting While Driving

YouTube - Mom Gone Wild: Texting While Driving: ""

YouTube - Parent Behaving Badly: Texting While Driving

YouTube - Parent Behaving Badly: Texting While Driving: "Parents need to be good role models when it comes to driving and texting! Check out this student-written video, part of ConnectSafely's comprehensive resources on safe technology use. Visit us at connectsafely.org or facebook.com/connectsafely."



Monday, May 23, 2011

Should Young Kids be on Facebook? Experts Are Skeptical | PCWorld




Should Young Kids be on Facebook? Experts Are Skeptical | PCWorld

Over the weekend Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made comments suggesting he wants to get younger kids using the social networking site. Zuckerberg framed Facebook as a tool to help educate children about using the internet before suggesting that COPPA, a federal law designed to protect the online privacy of children under the age of 13, is standing in the way of that goal.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Facebook DC Live: Protecting Kids Online

Facebook DC Live: Protecting Kids Online: "Join Facebook Security Team's Chris Sonderby, Ernie Allen, President of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Microsoft's Bill Harmon and other panelists for a discussion of how new technologies are helping to protect kids online. We'll also discuss some recent efforts both on and off of Facebook to stop child exploitation and keep kids safe."

Friday, May 13, 2011

Digital Literacy Tour

Digital Literacy Tour: "At Google, we support the education of families on how to stay safe online. That's why we've teamed up with online safety organization iKeepSafe to develop curriculum that educators can use in the classroom to teach what it means to be a responsible online citizen.

The curriculum is designed to be interactive, discussion filled and allow students to learn through hands-on and scenario activities. On this site you'll find a resource booklet for both educators and students that can be downloaded in PDF form, presentations to accompany the lesson and animated videos to help frame the conversation."

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