Chatting with Kids About Being Online

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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.

The state of California has created an excellent hotlist of cybersafety links. CyberSmart! has a wonderful set of lesson plans that is organized by grade level.

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!

Judi Repman

Georgia Southern University

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Posted on December 17, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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