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Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship - Using Technology Appropriately

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Check out http://digitalcitizenship.net!

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A great starting point to introduce parents to the idea of Digital Citizenship. It is important to be aware of how a child's digital presence can affect their future.

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Mrs. Mattis's curator insight, July 11, 2013 5:12 PM

Very well defined "chunks" for the topic of Digital Citizenship--Great with High School Students!

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Omegle | Internet Safety Project Wiki

Omegle | Internet Safety Project Wiki | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
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This site needs to be understood by parents. It can potentially provide a great deal of harm to your child.

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ASK.FM-fact-sheet.pdf

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If your child is using Ask.fm then you need to read this information sheet.

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Helping Kids Understand Their ‘Digital Footprint’ : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives

Helping Kids Understand Their ‘Digital Footprint’ : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
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Children don't realise the impact their online behaviour can have now and in the future. Parnets and schools need to testud them about the impact of their online presence.

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Cybersafety Help Button download page | Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Cybersafety Help Button download page | Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
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A great 'insurance' for students to be able to gain easy access to cybersafety information and assistance. The button can be downloaded onto any laptop or device.

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Definition Of Digital Citzenship

Definition Of Digital Citzenship | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
What is the definition of digital citizenship?
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We want our children to be good citizens in the physical world, but their world is very much digital now. We also eed to help them be positive digital citizens. This gives you some great, easy to understand ways.

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Introducing Digital Passport!

Introducing Digital Passport! | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
New app for kids teaches important digital life lessons; free for a limited time thanks to support from Time Warner Cable. (Digital Passport App is free thru 8/31 from @CommonSense| Play games, learn digital citizenship!
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A great way to get your children learning about digital citizenship. Available FREE for a limited time for IOS and Android.

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Pupils and parents warned over social networking website linked to teen abuse

Pupils and parents warned over social networking website linked to teen abuse | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
Schools across the country are sending out letters advising pupils not to use Ask.fm, which has more than 30 million users around the world and has been linked to suicides and serious bullying.
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A new social media site which parents must be aware of. It seems to be getting more bad press than good press. 

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Kik – What It Is and What Parents Need to Know : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives

Kik – What It Is and What Parents Need to Know : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
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Kik is gaining momentum with our young people. With all social media, parents need to be aware of what it is, how it works and the possible downfalls with its use.

 

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We must get smarter about cyber safety

We must get smarter about cyber safety | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
REBECCA Boggan's distress is understandable. Any parent would feel the same if their child's fingers had been blown off by a bomb.
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An interesting read about the importance of parenting in relation to cyber use.
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Stop Cyber-bullying - ThinkUKnow

Stop Cyber-bullying - ThinkUKnow | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
Tips for various social media on how to deal with Cyberbullying. A great read!
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Technology Agreement – Helping Your Child Follow Your Rules for a Safe Digital Experience : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives

Technology Agreement – Helping Your Child Follow Your Rules for a Safe Digital Experience : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
A practical site for parents with great tips on helping your child when they first become part of the digital world, especially in a 1:1 classroom.
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Raising Kids In Our Digital Media World

Raising Kids In Our Digital Media World | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it

New media technologies are changing rapidly. The opportunities and challenges for parents and their children can be both exciting and intimidating. This slideshow from Common Sense Media gives a good overview of the changing media landscape and provides a framework for understanding its impact on your kids.


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What is Omegle? Everything Parents Need to Know : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives

What is Omegle? Everything Parents Need to Know : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
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Omegle is a site which can potentially get teens into a great deal of strife. Parents need to be vigilant with knowing what sites their children have access to. 

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Under the sway of social media

Under the sway of social media | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
The more time teenage girls spend on social media - caught in a world of competition for likes on Facebook, posting weight-loss progress selfies on Instagram - the more likely they are to be dissatisfied with their bodies and have low self-esteem.
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Such an important piece for parents to read if they have teenage daughters regularly using social media.
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Knowthenet - a great place for internet tips & advice |

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It's hard to keep up with the latest netspeak. Take the test and see how you rate with the latest buzz words in the online world.

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Getting control back: Regaining the right to keep your kids safe online | Family Smart

Getting control back: Regaining the right to keep your kids safe online | Family Smart | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
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It's never too late to gain control over your child's use of social media. It may be more difficult but it is still worth It. Keep up with your child and the social media world they are in.

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Ask.fm, the troubling secret playground of tweens and teens

Ask.fm, the troubling secret playground of tweens and teens | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
Insanely popular with kids, the question-and-answer service thrives on anonymity, making it fun and dangerous. Read this article by Jennifer Van Grove on CNET News.
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Ask.fm has the potential to cause a great deal of problems for many young people. Parents need to read this carefully and be aware of its pitfalls.

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Vine – What It Is and What Parents Need to Know : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives

Vine – What It Is and What Parents Need to Know : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
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Vines are found frequently now on Facebook posts. Theye are six seconf video snippets for sharing through social media. With all social media, parents need to be aware of it's potential both good and bad.

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New Study Uncovers What Teens Actually Share On Social Media - Edudemic

New Study Uncovers What Teens Actually Share On Social Media - Edudemic | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
A new Pew study has uncovered details about what teens actually share on social media. From fake accounts and beyond.
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Do we really know what our children are doing through social media. The results from this study may give you some 'food for thought.'

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A Visual Guide To Staying Safe On Social Media - Edudemic

A Visual Guide To Staying Safe On Social Media - Edudemic | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
Staying safe on social media isn't easy. Social networks want a LOT of your information. Here's a visual guide to what you can (and can't) post.
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An easy to understand visual for ensuring safe use of social media.
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Don't Fear Your Kids' Technology Use; Embrace it

Don't Fear Your Kids' Technology Use; Embrace it | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
  via Mashable Rebecca Levey is a co-founder of KidzVuz.com, a video review site by and for tweens. She writes about technology and education at Beccarama and is a White House Champion of Chan...
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A simple to read overview of the importance parents play in helping their children navigate the online world. We must remember, parents are the first and most important educators of their child.

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13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings

13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
Do you know how to change your Facebook settings to stay out of strangers' Graph Search results? If not, check out this infographic to learn how.

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Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship - Using Technology Appropriately

Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship - Using Technology Appropriately | A Parent's Guide to Digital Safety | Scoop.it
Check out http://digitalcitizenship.net!

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Peter Hazebroek's insight:

A great starting point to introduce parents to the idea of Digital Citizenship. It is important to be aware of how a child's digital presence can affect their future.

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Mrs. Mattis's curator insight, July 11, 2013 5:12 PM

Very well defined "chunks" for the topic of Digital Citizenship--Great with High School Students!