Training Objectives:
To be aware of what works and doesn't work with 21st Century students concerning their safety online.

Part I: Introduction — videos courtesy of YouTube, converted using Zamzar (http://zamzar.com)
Video - Do you agree with the principal or the parent and ACLU?
Video - Kate's Reputation Problem - Have you seen this before?
Brief slide presentation
Be sure to check out the Google Family Center at http://www.google.com/familysafety/

Part II: Group Exploration
To answer the items below this page to link to the Tech & Learning eBook -
http://newbay.ebookhost.net/tl/learning/3/ebook/1/img/print_version.html
You can download a pdf of the ibook if you cannot access it above by clicking here ---->>
(A hard copy of the ebook and questions will be provided each group for convenience.)

Each group should report their answers to these questions below on Survey Monkey at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Lincolnview_IS

Part III: Group Activity — Finding Solutions
Task: Your group will come up with ideas for your solution through use of the Internet Safety links on http://portaportal.com (use Guest Name jmtucke). Find the resource(s) that best fits your assignment. Click Edit, then enter your answers below and click Save.

Group 1 assignment: Provide teachers with effective curriculum on challenging online safety topics, including detailed lesson plans and guides.
http://www.google.com/familysafety:
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.
http: //web2010.discoveryeducation.com/internet_safety.cfm
Free lesson plans

Group 2 assignment: Understand how well students grasp content through reports and student tracking.
cybersmartcurriculum.org/cyberbullying/lessons
Students create their own animation video on internet safety to teach to elementary students.
www.xtranormal.com
Quiz to see if you have been cyberbullied, gives results.
www.wiredkids.org
cybersmartcurriculum.org/cyberbullying/lessons
Students create their own animation video on internet safety to teach to elementary students.
www.wiredkids.org
How to get help for different groups of people.
www.netbullies.com/pages/4/index.htm
Cyber-safe Kids
CSRIU.wordpress.com

Group 3 assignment: Approach critical topics with positive, research-based lessons, discussions, activities, and journaling.
Jr. High students write their own rules for internet safety.
Faux Paw:Activities to teach young children safe and responsible use of technology through stories developed w/ child psych, educators, and law enforcement.
How to manage your online reputation in regards to text and IM.

Group 4 assignment: Support parents and the school-to-home connection with parent guides.
Many parents and families do not have computer access at home, but their children frequently use the internet at school. Others have computer access, but may lack knowledge in supporting their students. Something in written or oral form would be a good means to communicate and encourage discussion and dialogue. For example, there could be a session during orientation or parent teacher conferences that discusses internet safety.

The guidance department could set up a link on the Lincolnview Local Schools website, including a counter/tracker, that parents can choose to explore resources online. Some links we found to be valuable include:
Other strategies -
  • Provide quarterly "I-Smart" newsletters, perhaps when gradecards go home, with resources and links.
  • Hold an ongoing disucssion with students in the classroom, making internet safety part of the teaching vocabulary.
  • Insist on accountability for students.