March 2009, Volume 1, Issue 3
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Teen Tech Week Stories
Internet Safety Information for All Ages
Disclaimer: Presentation of any particular curriculum does not constitute endorsement, approval or recommendation for adoption of that curriculum by the State of South Dakota or the South Dakota Department of Education and its offices.
- Internet Safety Technical Task Force at Harvard University
- MacArthur Foundation Digital Youth Project
- Pew Internet & American Life Project
Free info and materials:
- CyberSmart! Education has released a free, research-based cyber bullying curriculum for K-12 schools.
- NetSmartz® Workshop helps kids, tweens, and teens recognize Internet risks through content tailored for each age group, from animated music videos to short, teen-narrated documentaries.
- The U.S. Government at www.onguardonline.gov offers tips, games, videos, and free materials in large quantities (bookmarks, pamphlets, etc.) for children, parents, and all adults.
- The Take 25 campaign is a national grassroots initiative encouraging parents, educators, and other trusted adults to simply take 25 minutes to talk to children about safety. Its free resources include safety tips, discussion guides, child ID kits, and sample outreach materials.
Books for background info:
- Palfrey, John and Urs Gasser. Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives. New York: Basic Books, 2008.
- Tapscott, Don. Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World. New York: McGraw Hill, 2009.