suvey the audience classroom teachers administrators teacher librarians tech coaches classified other Overview of Presentation: Sexting, cyberstalking, cyberbullying, and cyber predators all exist in the digital world. As an educator what is your responsibility? How do we educate the kids? Where can you find resources?
With this legislation, it is now imperative that schools address internet safety and usage in a meaningful way. Districts receiving e-rate money for internet access must incorporate cyber safety education.
CA legislation – now when you write your Tech Plan, section 3 deals with curriculum and you have to identify cybersafety curriculum, information literacy and ethical use.
what kinds of technology are our kids using? Kindergarten quote:
We’re going to talk about some of the issues that can arise from the misuse of this technology.
I linked both of these to videos cyberbullying = free Brainpop video Relationship Issues = such as controling and manipulation. Always wanting to know where somebody is, who you're with
just like the Internet, cell phones are wonderful technological tools that help kids do research for homework and to stay in touch with their families and friends, the technology has made it easier for teenagers to fall prey to sexual predators or to be used as sexual objects, especially for girls. Webcams, microphones, and digital cameras allow you to post videos, photos, and audio files online and engage in video conversations. parents buy all these things (computers and cell phones) without understanding the technology
Being a victim of cyberbullying can be a common and painful experience. Not only is the Internet making it easier for bullying to occur, argues an expert on the issue, but the ability to reach a mass audience online is making the impact worse. bullying is deeply embedded in our society so the transition between the playground and technology use is seamless.
54% have Instant Messaged a stranger, 50% have emailed a stranger, and 45% have participated in a chat room discussion with a stranger.
District Responsibility to Provide Access to appropriate Content Blocking of website – may seem arbitrary. Need to demonstrate to IT department the curricular use of blogs…
There are many free sites with curriculumn, Netsmartz is just one such site. Our wiki is anther resources to find information, videos, curriculum, presentations… English and Spanish
netiquette in library orientations
(brain pop, Netsmartz…etc)
Whatever your age, the Internet is a great place to hang out. It’s not only fun, but it lets you keep in touch with friends and family and provides an enormous amount of information. There are lots of great educational sites as well as places to keep up with your favorite hobbies, music, sports, and much more. Understanding how to interact online safely and effectively is, and will be, ever more critical. As today's students grow older, they'll be using the Internet to apply to colleges and jobs, and to communicate and network with colleagues.
How much do you know? Take the quiz...
Life in the Digital World Maria Petropulos Fowler Unified School District Margaret Baker Selma Unified School District Csla2008.pbworks.com
“ Schools and libraries must also certify that, as part of their Internet safety policy, they are educating minors about appropriate online behavior , including cyberbullying awareness and response and interacting with other individuals on social networking sites and in chat rooms .”
California Legislation Chavez Bill, AB 307 2006 Became the Ed Code section 51871.5 “ to educate pupils and teachers on the appropriate and ethical use of information technology in the classroom, Internet safety , avoiding plagiarism , the concept, purpose, and significance of a copyright …”
Resources Our PB wiki - csla2008.pbworks.com *** BrainPop – free video clips www.Brainpop.com Cyberbullying Research Center www.cyberbullying.us Netsmartz – works with Ad Council and Center for Missing /Exploited Children - netsmartz.org That’s not cool - thatsnotcool.com/