Free Internet Safety Tools forTeachers, Students, Teachers Compiled and reviewed by Med KharbachEducational Technology and Mobile Learning Blog.
About Internet SafetyThere is a growing concern about the issue ofprivacy and internet safety of our students andkids when using the internet.Cyberbullying,cyber crimes, phishing, scamming, malwaresare but a small emerging part of the iceberg ofthe daily dangers facing internet usersespecially the young ones.The following list of web resources are meantto help teachers and parents learn more aboutinternet safety and equip them with the rightand
and proper tools to teach their kids how tobehave responsibely online.I am hoping that you will find this list helpful andthat you might share it with your colleagues andfriends.
Google Good to Know 1This is Google`s official section where itprovides pieces of advice and tips on howusers can stay safe online. It includes videosand images. check it out it is a great resource
Google Digital Tour 2TThis another webpage created by Google justrecently to inform and teach teenagers how toprotect their online privacy and fight off againstcyber bullying
Webnauts Academia 3This is a great web page by PBS Kids which offerselemantary school students tips on how to stay safeonline. It teaches them how to behave responsiblywhile using internet and upon finishing theirmissions in the Academy, students will graduate.There are also resources for teachers on how toinclude the topic of online safety in their classrooms
Thin Line 4MTv has released a resourceful platform called AThin Line where it provides teenages with a range ofmaterials and lessons on how to monitor what theydo online. It basically teaches them about thepotential results of misbehaving online. It coverstopics such as sexting, digital spying, instantmessaging and over textmessaging
5 Minor MonitorMinorMonitor is another web application thathelps in monitoring kids activity on Facebook.It can :Provide you with your kids details suchas status updates, friend lists , photos, andchecked in placesAutomatically analyzes and identifies possiblebullying, drug use, sexual references,solicitation, profanity and more.
Google Safety Centre 6Google recently the launch of an online safetycentre for teens on Goolge+ in an attempt toease out the worries of parents. These newsafety enhancements are meant to protectteenagers, "encourage safe behaviour throughappropriate defaults and in-products help, andmake abuse reporting tools easy to find anduse."
Parents Guide to Facebook 7This is a thorough guide of Facebook privacysetting. Parents and teachers can read the guid tolearn more everything about Facebook privacysetting, profile settings, group settings and muchmore. It can help educate kids and teenagers on howto safely use Facebook
Safety Land 8This is an awesome game that is played virtually inthe city of Safe Land. The aim is to teach teenagesand students how to recognize dangers while usingthe internet. As users start to move from building tobuilding, a set of questions are posed to them thatthey need to answer and upon each correct answerthey get to catch a cyber criminal and send him/herto Sfety Land jail and at the end get a certificate thatthey can prtin out.
Own Your Space 9This is a great ebook that includes a wealth ofresources and materials on how teenagers canbe safe while browing the internet. It has 16chapters and each one of which deals with acertain topic starting from malware andspyware to dangers of unsecured networks
Tools to Manage Spam 10This is a collection of free tools to control yourinbox and kepp it clean and away fromscammers and spammers.
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