Integrating Internet Safety Into the Curriculum

From the legislation: "The Internet safety component must be integrated within a division's instructional program."

Today's Take Aways:
  • Internet Safety is much more than just protecting kids from predators. Schools may deal more with cyberbullying that takes place outside of school time.
  • Internet Safety in school should focus on making students better users of the Internet for learning. It may incorporate such things as research skills and visual literacy.
  • Internet Safety in school should be ongoing, incorporated every time students use the Internet and, when appropriate, mentioned as part of non-digital activities as well.

Using the Internet Wisely: What Do We Know?

How's Your Visual Literacy?

Activities:
Find a hoax at Snopes:
http://snopes.com/
Fact Check a Wikipedia article: http://www.wikipedia.org
Review Kathy Schrock's guides and choose one to use with your students: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/eval.html
Practice using the web evaluation with one of these sites:


Find an activity at NetSmartz:http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/activitycards.htm
Request a presentation from NetSmartz: http://www.netsmartz.org/Presentations/
Find an Internet Safety Video from TeacherTube and download it: http://www.teachertube.com, (You can use Zamzar to download and covert videos: http://www.zamzar.com)

Resources from the Department of Education:


Other Good Starting Places:
Cybersmart: http://cybersmart.org/home/
NetSmartz: http://www.netsmartz.org/overview/howtousens.htm

iSafe: http://www.isafe.org/