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Internet Safety Resources

 Resources for Digital Citizenship



Cell phone usage

Texting abbreviations:  http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/08/living/internet-acronyms-every-parent-should-know/

This page contains an article and a video to help parents get up to date regarding their teens’ texting behavior.


Cell phone contract:  http://cyberbullyingbook.com/cyberbullying_cell_phone_contract.pdf

This is a contract that parents and children can enter into regarding expectations for use of cell phones.


Rules for safe cell phone usage:  http://www.safekids.com/rules-for-family-cell-phone-use/

This page contains 10 rules for safe cell phone usage, good tips for adults as well as kids.


Safe cell phone usage:  https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-guide-to-kids-and-cell-phones

More ideas about how parents can help their children be safe while using their cell phones.



Cyberbullying scenarios:  http://cyberbullyingbook.com/Cyberbullying_Scenarios.pdf

These are scenarios that can be used by teachers and/or parents to discuss the topic of cyberbullying with children.


Connecticut Bullying laws:  http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2700&Q=322402

This webpage on the Connecticut State Board of Education site contains links to the bullying laws in Connecticut.


Bullying:  https://learnersedge.anisakai.com/access/content/group/70813358-01dc-48d5-81d7-31c73dd8b29d/EoB%20Toolkit.pdf

This booklet contains information for helping parents and other caregivers deal with bullying.


Cyberbullying resource tips for parents:  http://cyberbullying.us/resources/parents/

This page contains multiple resources to help parents identify and help their children deal with cyberbullying.


Cyberbullying articles:  http://www.safekids.com/page/2/?s=bullying

Many articles for parents to read about a variety of bullying aspects.



Internet Safety

Privacy and Internet Safety:  https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety

This webpage contains multiple resources to help parents teach their children about Internet safety, includes videos, articles and much more.


Internet safety resources:  http://www.nationalcac.org/prevention/internet-safety-kids.html

This webpage contains some great tips for helping parents teach their children about internet safety.  The bottom of the page has links to a variety of great resources.


Internet safety game:  http://pbskids.org/webonauts/

This is a game designed to teach kids about internet safety.



Digital footprints

Digital footprints:  https://learnersedge.anisakai.com/access/content/group/70813358-01dc-48d5-81d7-31c73dd8b29d/Helping%20Students%20Create%20Positive%20Digital%20Footprints.pdf

This article gives guidance to parents and teachers to help students create positive digital footprints.


Digital footprint tips:  http://www.risk-within-reason.com/2014/02/24/teach-kids-manage-digital-footprint/

Here is another article to help parents teach their children how to build positive digital footprints.


Lesson Plans for teachers

Digital Safety:  http://www.21things4students.net/21/cybersafety/

This website contains lesson plans for teachers to use when teaching students to be safe online.


Digital footprints:  http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/classroom-solutions/2012/03/teaching-students-about-their-digital-footprint-or-how-do-you-know-about

This site contains a video and lesson plan for teachers to use when teaching students about their digital footprint.