Internet Safety is the responsibility of all adult.





There are several sites that offer activities for students: Here is a list of the top 16 as rated by a former teacher who now has a blog with many interesting topics and sites that can be used by teachers.

http://ilearntechnology.com/?p=2941

Sample lesson for primary students:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/internet-safety-younger-elementary-mary-beth-hertz

Respect

Netiquette (which stands for internet etiquette) is defined as a code of behavior that internet users follow while using the internet. Users who comment in such a way detract from the prestige of the website and make it appear cheap. Their comments often directed at others are very hurtful. Even though the comments are just words, they have the ability to deeply pain people.

Sites for Netiquette:

http://networketiquette.net/netiquette.htm

http://www.albion.com/netiquette/

http://www.livinginternet.com/i/ia_nq.htm

Many of the rules for netiquette are the same rules/manners we use when dealing with other in person.

Educate

Just as with all subjects- our students need guidance on the proper use of the internet and how to use it for educational as well as social reasons. There is a course of study for technology just as there is a course of study for reading or math. As educators we need to be familiar with this and know where we can incorporate it effectively into the curriculum. Technology should be a tool to help teach not an add-on to a lesson.

Topics:

Parts of the computer: http://www.kids-online.net/learn/click/table.html

Keyboarding: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

Digital data/flowcharts: http://www.lovelycharts.com/

Troubleshooting: http://www.computerhope.com/index.htm

Elementary Internet Safety Activities

Better Safe Than Sorry Posters


  • Allow students to help others by sharing information that they have learned with others through the creation of Better Safe Than Sorry Posters. Provide the students with large sheets of paper and coloring supplies, and instruct them to create an attention-getting poster that contains information that a child might be able to use to navigate the Internet safely. Once students complete their posters, display them in the classroom computer area or computer lab, allowing other students to benefit from the reminders.


To Give or Not to Give

  • Allow students to practice discriminating between information that they can give and information that they shouldn't by engaging them in a sorting activity. Type up a list of pieces of information in large font. Leave space between each piece of information so students can cut the elements apart. Your list should be a mix of things they can give out, like their favorite color, and a list of things they should never give out, like their phone number. Provide each student with a copy of this list and a large sheet of paper. Instruct students to divide the paper down the center, and label one side as "Yes" and the other as "No." Ask students to cut the pieces of information apart and glue the "Yes" and "No" pieces on the corresponding paper. Read more: Elementary Internet Safety Activities | eHow http://www.ehow.com/list_6008404_elementary-internet-safety-activities.html#ixzz2VCdAL5hh



Protect

Educating students about Internet safety can be difficult, especially with constantly changing technologies and classroom time constraints.s

Webquest on Internet Safety

http://questgarden.com/author/create/preview.php?u=146799&l=146799-120725072240&pt=student&p=introduction

Guidelines, Rules and Posters

http://www.safekids.com/kids-rules-for-online-safety/

http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/parent-guide/parentsguide.pdf

http://www.netsmartz.org/Resources/Pledges

http://www.secretbuilders.com/templates/pdf/SB_poster_8x11.pdf

http://promos.mcafee.com/en-US/PDF/US_Internet_Safety_Plan.pdf

Video for Internet Safety

http://www.brainpopjr.com/health/besafe/internetsafety/

http://www.netsmartz.org/stories/amy.htm

www.netsmartz.org/stories/julie.htm

www.netsmartz.org/stories/cantake.htm

www.nsteens.org/videos/cyberbullying

Information Sites:

http://www.ncpc.org/cyberbullying

http://www.ou.edu/oupd/kidsafe/start.htm

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/welcome/start.htm

Quiz on Internet Safety

http://www.safesurfingkids.com/tips_for_kids.htm

http://www.safekids.com/quiz/q1.htm

http://www.missingkids.com/en_US/other/InternetSafetyAdults.htm - quiz for adults

Internet Safety Sites-

http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents

https://sos.fbi.gov/ teachers can sign up for class

http://www.ciese.org/internetsafety.html

http://www.ccmostwanted.com/kids/interactive.htm

www.cyberbee.com

Cyberbullying:

Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass or target another person.

Bullies and mean girls have been around forever, but technology has given them a whole new platform for their actions. As adults, we're becoming more aware that the "sticks and stones" adage no longer holds true; both real world and online name-calling can have serious emotional consequences for our kids and teens.

Websites:

http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/index2.html

http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-cyber-bullying#


Laws:

There are two (2) laws that also are in force to help keep students safe:

  1. COPPA – Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

  2. CIPA- Children’s Internet Protection Act

COPPA- The act, effective April 21, 2000, applies to the online collection of personal information by persons or entities under U.S. jurisdiction from children under 13 years of age. It details what a website operator must include in a privacy policy, when and how to seek verifiable consent from a parent or guardian, and what responsibilities an operator has to protect children's privacy and safety online including restrictions on the marketing to those under 13.

CIPA- CIPA requires K-12 schools and libraries using E-Rate discounts to operate "a technology protection measure with respect to any of its computers with Internet access that protects against access through such computers to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors..."



One way is to put sites on a symbaloo page - Use appropriate sites with students