Monday, March 29, 2010

Teaching Online Safety in the K-12 and College Settings

Cyber bullying, sexting, and overall online safety are such a large issues in the K-12 and college environments. Unfortunately, it seems that both environments are failing to educate their students on the simple subject of cyber safety.

When I mention cyber safety, I am merely addressing the following issues: sexting, job searching and social networking websites (positive and negative), cyber bulling, identify theft (in the college student community), and other pertinent issues.

Here are a few websites focused on cyber safety/media literacy and the K-12/higher education environments.

This is the BEST website that I have EVER seen on the topic. This government website features interactive games, quizzes, and videos.

OnGuard Online Websites (geared towards adults)

Here is are entire curriculum guides and suggestions to online safety:

Cyber Smart Curriculum

The Texas Education Agency also compiled a list of websites and resources pertaining to online safety.

Last, but not least - here are some articles based on online safety and K-12/higher education:

Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Goes to College

Study: Too Few Schools Teaching Cyber Safety

Millennial Professor
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

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