Chatting with Kids About Being Online
I think media specialists have a terrific opportunity to take the lead when it comes to talking about online safety for students. This publication comes from the U.S. government. You can download it as a pdf, order free copies, reprint it, etc-very handy! There are lots of other useful online safety links at the site to check out. They are even looking for districts to partner in implementing the suggestions in the guide.
One challenge we face is how to teach our students to make good decisions without sensationalizing the topic. As we ask to use more and more Web 2.0 tools in our schools we have to address these safety issues proactively. But we’re media specialists so we can do it!
Georgia Southern University