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Internet Safety Advocate and Parent of teens

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This information about online safety is great for parents too, not just educators. Helping kids understand and learn about "stranger danger" is so important in today's digital world. Parents need to be involved too and know who their children are chatting with online, playing games with and friending online. There are many apps, websites and social networks in which kids are able connect with strangers.
Here are some of the apps that parents need to be aware of:
http://www.screenretriever.com/Popular-Moble-Apps-for-Teens

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This is great information, I

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This is great information, I have not had the opportunity to use it yet, but I am definitely incorporating it into my curriculum this year. Thank you so much for all of the very insightful information that you shared with us.

K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

Great points, Ellen! The

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Great points, Ellen! The home/school disconnect is so frustrating.

Reading Specialist from Hellertown, PA

Mary Beth, ”Stranger Danger”

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Mary Beth,

”Stranger Danger” is something that needs to be addressed and at a young age. I like your presentation ideas! It may also be advisable to let the students know that the websites they get on at school have secure settings and that their teachers help to protect their privacy and security while they are at school, but that their parents also want to be conscious of the security of the websites they use.

I let my younger children (of which I have four) use only sites that meet my security requirements. One of their favorites that we tried this summer was Cubert’s Cube. It is a site which promotes creative writing, is very user-friendly, and has great security settings. We also tried Sumdog which they had school accounts already in place.

It isn’t always easy to have peace-of-mind as a parent when it comes to having your child on the Internet, but with wisdom, preparation, and moderation you can protect their security. I’m in the belief that the parents need to learn Internet safety along with their children.

K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

Patricia

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First, I have to say that we all are novices at some point. I have fumbled my way through many trials and errors (and still do!) when it comes to bringing technology into the classroom. I haven't used any other videos, aside from the interactive CyberPigs game (http://www2.media-awareness.ca/english/games/privacy_playground/start.html). I do find Common Sense Media's curriculum (see link at the end of my post) a helpful guide.

Kindergarten teacher in Miami,FL

This is a great post.

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This is a great post. Although I consider myself a veteran kindergarten teacher, I see myself as a novice when it comes to technology integration in my kindergarten class. I am sure many teachers feel the same way and appreciate detailed lessons like the one you provided. Have you found any other internet safety videos appropriate for primary learners that does not require a membership?

K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

Hi Heather, I only taught

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Hi Heather,

I only taught this lesson once, but then was able to use it as a reference point for activities and conversations we had during the year. It built a base for vocabulary and attitudes toward how we interact with others online. I have held an Internet Safety Night for parents. It was a really great conversation and was well received by parents.

1st grade teacher from St. Louis, Missouri

I love that you shared a

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I love that you shared a lesson that can be used for students as young as kindergarten! I am a first grade teacher and this type of lesson is very relatable to that age group. Your 3 considerations are so important to keep in mind. How often would you teach these types of lessons to drive the message home? Have you ever held a parent workshop on the topic of Internet safety?

I love this! I am a reading

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I love this! I am a reading teacher and see the value in this lesson even with my small groups. It is so important that even the littlest people using the internet understand internet safety and are refreshed with it often. Thanks for sharing such a great and valuable lesson!!

K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

My pleasure, Kristi! That is

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My pleasure, Kristi! That is the reason why I shared it!

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