Monday, May 11, 2009

Today's Interesting Links

Teaching Internet Safety []

  • i-SAFE Inc.
    i-SAFE Inc. is the worldwide leader in Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place. Please join us today in the fight to safeguard our children's online experience.
  • CyberSmart! Student Curriculum
    Free to educators, the CyberSmart! Student Curriculum empowers students to use the Internet safely, responsibly, and effectively.
    A wealth of resources to help students learn to use Web 2.0 tools safely.
  • Internet Safety CFF/MVSD / FrontPage
    The Classrooms for the Future initiative at Moshannon Valley High School recognizes the hazards to your children posed by the Internet. Though your children may seem wise to the ways of the Web, they still need to be guided and monitored by you, their parents. In order to help you fulfill this crucial responsibility, CFF/MV is providing this resource of information concerning child safety on the Internet. The Web is a world of information, communication, and entertainment beyond belief, but like any powerful entity, it needs to be handled wisely and safely.
  • Real Life Stories - "Cyberbullying: You Can't Take it Back"
    A teen regrets his participation on a web site created to rate others at his school.
  • internetsafety - Michelle Krill on Diigo
    Michelle Krill has put together a great list of resources on internet safety and cyber bullying.
  • Pew Internet & American Life Project
    This presentation pulls together Pew Internet Project research about teenagers' online activities, their behavior on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, and their Web 2.0 content creation activities. It covers the threats posed by cyberbullying, and stranger contact on the internet. and suggests that a new kind of competence we call "self literacy" is useful in the digital age.
  • YouTube - Childnet International - Cyber Bullying
    This video illustrates the dangers of cyber bullying and offers solutions to the problem.
  • YouTube - Merciless {Gay Slurs} Bullying Leads to Child's Suicide
    CNN's Anderson Cooper Reports: On April 6, 2007 - Sirdeaner Walker came home, walked up the stairs to the second floor of her home, and saw her son suspended from a support beam in the stairwell, swaying slightly in the air, an extension cord wrapped around his neck, according to police. He apologized in a suicide note, told his mother that he loved her, and left his video games to his brother. Walker said her son had been the victim of bullying since the beginning of the school year, and that she had been calling the school since September, complaining that her son was mercilessly teased. He played football, baseball, and was a boy scout, but a group of classmates called him gay and teased him about the way he dressed.

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