This web site supports Dr. Russell Sabella's work on educating children, parents, educators and other stake holders about the responsible use of technology. Included in these pages you will find helpful resources, lesson plans, links, and more.
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
A new video series by Common Sense Education
A new video series by Common Sense Education with slides, an in-class coloring activity, AND a take-home drawing component for family engagement!
Monday, January 16, 2023
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Meet the Digital Citizens! | Common Sense Education: New lesson plans for K–2 students! Play video
Help little kids understand big ideas with our fun, friendly characters!
Arms, Legs, Guts, Feet, Heart, and Head: Our beloved digital citizenship characters help younger students connect with our fun lessons and sing along with their favorite songs.
Today, we're helping kids get to know our friendly characters even better with our brand-new "Meet the Digital Citizens" videos and activities. Each lesson plan connects one of our characters to a foundational digital citizenship concept—in a way that's easy for little kids to understand.
Just like always, these new lessons are completely free, along with all of our resources for educators. C'mon by and meet the Digital Citizens today!
Teens and Pornography | Common Sense Media
Engaging with pornography has been a rite of passage in many teens' exploration of sex, but since the early days of the internet, their access to the digital world has stoked concerns from parents and caregivers. Some worry that kids will stumble across pornography when they're too young to understand it, and others are concerned that older teens' exposure to pornography will influence unrealistic or even dangerous representations of what healthy sexual relationships look like.
This new report explores how a demographically representative sample of teens in the United States engaged with or experienced pornography online, from how old they were when they first encountered it, to how it impacts their views on sex and sexual relationships. The report confirms that the majority of teen respondents age 13–17 have watched pornography online—and some have seen it by age 10 or younger. And while some have discovered it accidentally, a significant number of teens said they were viewing online pornography intentionally on a regular basis.
Saturday, December 31, 2022
It is so important that youth and teens, no matter what their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their parents become more aware of the pretexts, tactics, and strategies being used specific to the clear and present threat of online sextortion. As Sun Tzu, a wise and ancient Chinese warrior once stated, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.”
It has been our experience that there are two categories of sextortion when it comes to youth and teens:
Sextortion - The White Hatter
Thursday, December 29, 2022
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