Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Internet Safety

Before we get started with our 1 to 1 computers this year, you may want to use one of the following sites to teach your students about Internet Safety.

Safety Land- An interactive city that teaches Internet safety.  Students help the Safety land hero catch a bad Internet character by searching buildings in the city and answering Internet safety questions.

Kidsmart- Covers a wide variety of topics including chatting, networking and file sharing.  Includes videos to help teach the lessons.

Webonauts by PBS-Webonauts Internet Academy is a web original game for PBS KIDS GO! that gives kids 8- to 10-year-old an opportunity to have some fun while exploring what it means to be a citizen in a web-infused‚ information-rich world. It is an engaging experience on its own but becomes all the more powerful when parents and teachers use game play as a springboard for conversations about media literacy and citizenship in the 21st Century.

Professor GarfieldLessons on online safety, cyber-bullying, and fact or opinion and forms of media.  Each section includes a video, game, and quiz.

We plan to teach online safety, but also to hold many conversations throughout the year on digital citizenship.  If you find a site for teaching Internet Safety please share it with us.    

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