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!
● 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.
Topic: Personal Safety
● 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.
● 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
● 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
● 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.
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.
● 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.
● 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.
● 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.