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Links from the Virginia Department of Education

Resources for teens:

Own Your Space: An Online Reputation That Counts

http://www.microsoft.com/security/resources/book-teens.aspx

BeSeen is a gaming app for teens about challenges for using social networking sites responsibly.  It is available for IOS now and should be available for Android any time now!

See http://www.cmu.edu/homepage/health/2011/fall/beseen.shtml for more information.

Digital Basics provides online tutorials on using Internet tools securely:

http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/

Resources for tweens:

Living Life Online:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/livinglifeonline/index.shtm

You can download the PDF or order free copies to be mailed to you

(related: see You Are Here about smart consumption: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/youarehere/)

Resources for Parents/Teachers:

Netsmartz (new stuff):

http://www.netsmartz.org/tipsheets

Short, clear and to the point!  Not to mention easily printable.

Teaching digital literacy? A good list of fake web sites: http://www.philb.com/fakesites.htm

eParenting Tutorial: http://media-awareness.ca/english/parents/internet/eparenting.cfm

An interactive learning game….for PARENTS!

PTA Resources for addressing bullying at school:

http://www.pta.org/bullying.asp

Stop Bullying (US Health and Human Services site): http://www.stopbullying.gov/educators/index.html

Keeping Kids Safer on the Internet: Tips of Parents and Guardians:

http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/ResourceServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=2954

This little publication (2009) by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a great tool to help parents understand that the Internet has tremendous benefits as well as risks, along with tips on how to reduce the risks for their children.

Virginia piloted this curriculum from Common Sense Media two summers ago and it is just getting better!  And it’s free!

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators

Excellent little guide about digital citizenship by Common Sense Media:

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/advice-for-parents/be-good-digital-citizen-tips-teens-and-parents#tip_0

Sprint, Verizon and AT&T all have parental controls software for wireless phones—great for parents:

http://support.sprint.com/support/service/category/Parental_controls-Parental_controls

http://parentalcontrolcenter.com/

http://www.att.net/smartcontrols-WirelessParentalControls

Contests:

Students and teachers:  Develop a video game to teach STEM topics, open Nov. 15 to March 12

http://stemchallenge.org/

The Great American No Bull Challenge: The No Bull Teen Video Awards, Trashing Online Bullying One Click at a Time, open Jan. 15

http://nobull.votigo.com/nobullchallenge

Letters About Literature, postmarked by Jan. 6:

http://lettersaboutliterature.org/how_to_enter

Other resources:

YouTube for Teachers

http://www.youtube.com/teachers

YouTube for Schools

http://www.youtube.com/schools?feature=etp-gs-sch&utm_medium=Search&utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=YT4S

YouTube cleaned up!

http://www.safeshare.tv/ (strips out ads so all you see is the video)

What is the Web 3.0?  Check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsNcjya56v8

 

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