"Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship are important topics ... it is so integral to what our kids do while they are at school. Whether or not you have a 1:1 program, these are topics that shouldn’t be overlooked! Don’t assume that because your students are fairly savvy when it comes to learning technology, that they will automatically pick up on digital literacy...it is essential that parents learn about digital literacy so that they can echo and enforce good technology use at home"
As we start thinking about the new year, let's talk social media. Defriend that creepy guy you met a couple years ago on Facebook, and unfollow that distant cousin who posts blurry photos at the gym on Instagram.
Palo Alto teen suicides spark fresh debate on stressful student life Peninsula Press Unlike 2009, the school now has a suicide prevention tool kit that trains teachers and staff to recognize kids who may be depressed and have suicidal thoughts.
The exponential growth of social media and ubiquitous use of mobile technology has changed the way we communicate both socially and for many also professionally. It is therefore timely to consider how social media can be used to develop personal learning networks and through open sharing find opportunities to also develop our scholarly practice.
This presentation was given as a public lecture at the Open University of Catalonia Edul@b, Barcelona Growth Centre
iKeepSafe is dedicated to the education of families on how to stay safe online. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Google to develop curriculum that educators can use in the classroom to teach what it means to be a responsible digital citizen.
The curriculum is designed to be interactive, discussion filled and allow students to learn through hands-on and scenario activities. Each workshop contains 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.
WiredSafety, is the largest online safety, education and help group in the world. We are a cyber-neighborhood watch and operate worldwide in cyberspace through our thousands of volunteers worldwide. (WiredSafety is run entirely by unpaid volunteers.)