High School Cyber Safety


Topic: General Cyber Issues




      Legal information-  http://www.aftab.com/ - Parry Aftab’s webpage covers aspects of Internet safety as they relate to the law. This site primarily promotes her business, but there is a lot of good information here. Look at the bottom for current news events!


Other information


      Rules of the road poster- http://angelmak.wikispaces.com/file/view/RulesoftheRoad-poster.doc  - A set of promises kids make regarding online activity.


      Webwise online course- http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/course/coursemenu.shtml - This is a great interactive online lesson on internet basics. Most of it is devoted to understanding the Internet in general, but the last two modules are devoted to internet safety.


      Up to Date Info- http://www.safeteens.com/  - This is the place to go if you need truly current information related to teen online safety.


Topic: Personal Safety


Online Privacy


      Sexting: A parent’s Guide- http://www.tlcplace.com/images/images_Y1991/Sexting.doc  - A guide to parents in regards to sexting.


      Videos- http://www.netsmartz.org/RealLifeStories  - These live streaming videos are well made, attention grabbing and appropriate for the classroom.



      Teen Interviews- http://www.netsmartz.org/TeensTalkBack  - A decent collection of interviews with teens regarding the consequences of bad behavior online. The teens also offer some advice as to how to deal with the some of the consequences.




      Digizen- http://www.digizen.org/  - A website describing how to ethically interact online.


      The following is created by the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use:


      Cyberbullying Student Guide and Worksheet- http://new.csriu.org/cyberbully/docs/cbstudentguide.pdf - A guide written for students on how to fight cyberbullying, what to do if it happens and why it’s a bad idea to do it. Created by the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use.


      Teen Guide-  http://www.cskcst.com/pdfs/cstread.pdf - Great resource. This is a well written, well designed handout with safety information. While it is not interactive, it is very accessible. Written in 2006, its a bit dated, but still relevant.


      Cyberbullying Teacher Guide- http://new.csriu.org/cyberbully/docs/youthriskonlinealert.pdf  - This document outlines some of the concerns related to cyberbullying and tips to deal with the issue. While it is old (2006) the ideas still apply.


      Cyberbullying Poster- http://new.csriu.org/cyberbully/docs/cbn.pdf  - Something to print out and put up in your room. It is a nice one sided document with the basics of cyberbullying. It looks nice and is easy to read.


Topic: Cyber Predators


      Rules ‘N Tools Checklist-  http://www.internetsafety101.org/upload/file/Rules%20'N%20Tools%20Checklist.pdf - This is a great list of items to give to parents for protecting their teens.


      Advice for safety- http://kids.getnetwise.org/  - While much of this is designed for smaller children, most of it is also applicable to teens. It is a good resource for lesson planning.


      Translator- http://www.lingo2word.com/ - A great guide for parents, this helps adults understand the lingo used online and in texts. Important for monitoring a child’s communication with strangers.


      Center for Missing and Exploited Children-  http://www.lingo2word.com/ - What list would be complete without this organization? Since children and teens get abducted after forming online relationships, this is important.


      Predation Scenarios- http://www.covenanteyes.com/pureminds-articles/internet-predators-101-what-you-need-to-know-to-protect-your-kids/  - Good for lesson planning, this website distinguishes between different types of predation.


      Predator handout-  http://www.freeport.k12.pa.us/cms/lib2/PA01001445/Centricity/Domain/184/PDF_Files/1%20What%20should%20I%20know%20about%20Internet%20predators.pdf - This is a pretty good hand out. It includes a very good description of how predators “groom” teens.


      4 common myths- http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=20&ved=0CHgQFjAJOAo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.girlscoutsww.org%2Ffiles%2FLMKOnlineSexualPredators.pdf&ei=JAQKTvG6G5G10AGQ3aWvAQ&usg=AFQjCNFDky3ZJCSnKo0XQTzfg8Xex9-D0Q&sig2=XsPg-B1MqV5PcVQZ8PqPsg  -This is a list of 4 commonly held, but wrong attitudes people have regarding online predators.


Topic: Intellectual Property


      Citation generator- citationmachine.net/  - Students just need to fill the information into the blanks and this will write the citation properly for the student.


      Know thine enemy-  http://www.rajuabju.com/literature/how_to_cheat.htm - A website that advises students on how to cheat. Good to know if you want to beat them at that game.


      Creative Commons- http://creativecommons.org/ - A site devoted to legal use of online material


      Plagiarism Scenarios-  http://compscirocks.me/6_Ethics.doc - Scenarios teachers can use when showing kids OK vs illegal activity.


      Plagiarism actives for teachers to do with students- http://facultycommons.citytech.cuny.edu/files/wac/Preventing%20Plagiarism%20Assignment%20Design%20and%20Samples%20Handout.doc  - A collection of activities that students may perform with their students.


      Understand the Law- http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html  -The legal point of view on a lot of copyright issues can be hard to understand and even harder to explain. This helps to do that.


      Easy Bib- http://www.easybib.com/  - Simply type in a web page, and this will provide the information you need to cite that page.


Topic: Media evaluation


      Hoax sites- http://www.freeport.k12.pa.us/cms/lib2/PA01001445/Centricity/Domain/184/PDF_Files/1%20What%20should%20I%20know%20about%20Internet%20predators.pdf  - A great list of fake websites to be used in practicing evaluation skills.


      Also, check out Google’s list: http://www.google.com/Top/Reference/Education/Instructional_Technology/Evaluation/Web_Site_Evaluation/Hoax_Sites/   


      Site evaluation questionnaire- http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/webcrit.html  - A thorough list of questions to ask of a web page. It is detailed, so it would not be useful for more than 5 or 6 sites. 


      Handout for evaluation- http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/pdf/evalhigh.pdf  -Written by K. Schrock, this is a nice checklist for examining a website. Again, it is a bit long so you wouldn’t be able to use it for more than a few sites.


      Internet Detective- http://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/detective/  - This is a great site for students to use when working on research. It looks great, is easy to use and student friendly.


      Duke Research Guide- http://library.duke.edu/services/instruction/libraryguide/  - An online guide to writing a research paper. It helps students choose a topic, find information and evaluate the information they find.


      T is for Thinking-  http://www.ithaca.edu/library/training/think.html - A very simple, well written set of 6 ideas students should keep in mind when online. It is short and to the point.


      Lesley university-  http://www.lesley.edu/library/guides/research/evaluating_web.html  - This is a nicely organized page which describes how to evaluate a web site. There are examples of sites for students to examine.