Keeping Kids Safe Online
Chicago Public Schools has asked teachers to discuss Internet Safety with their students and have them sign a "Computer Safety Pledge" after doing so. This is a great idea. As the Technology Specialist at my school I was asked to oversee this. I presented each teacher with a copy of the pledge for their classroom as well as a blank pledge form that all students can sign and display in their classroom.
Along with this I felt it was important to provide teachers with additional resources if they would like to make this an on-going activity. I gathered some resources for them and created the Prezi below as a way for them to extend the conversation. I hope to be able to add some photos of classroom displays.
http://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/cyberbullying/for_educators.html is a fantastic site filled with resources, word searches, coloring sheets and more. The Prezi I created used information from this site.
http://www.netsmartz.org has presentations on themes related to online safety that can be used to start a discussion on-going.
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/curriculum Common Sense Media has an entire curriculum with scope and sequence available for educators.