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Anne Bubnic

Education is Key in Keeping Kids Safe in a Mobile Environment - 0 views

  • Almost every day brings another technology that connects us to the Internet and to each other faster and easier than ever before," said Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler.  "As a member of the law enforcement community, we are focused on public safety and making sure that kids and their parents have the tools they need to be safe on the Internet."   “Wireless technology is an invaluable tool for millions of Americans to stay connected to friends and family,” said Steve Largent, President of The Wireless Foundation and President and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association.  “As more and more of our nation’s youth are using wireless devices, it’s important to make the mobile environment as safe as possible.  I’m pleased that the wireless industry has voluntarily provided parents with the tools and information needed to encourage responsible and safe use of cell phones.”
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    Child safety experts, policymakers, leaders in the nonprofit sector and the wireless industry joined together on 4/22/09 at the Wireless Online Safety Conference, co-hosted by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) and The Wireless Foundation, to discuss the challenges kids face in a mobile online environment and the vital role education plays in keeping them safe.
Anne Bubnic

Cyberbullying: Understanding and Addressing Online Cruelty - 0 views

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    This issue of Curriculum Connections provides educators with the tools to increase awareness about the problem of cyberbullying among their students. Each lesson introduces age appropriate information and skills that encourage youth to think critically about Internet communication, develop empathy for others, respond constructively to cyberbullying and online aggression and interact safely on the Internet. The resources in this edition of Curriculum Connections will be an important part of your school's broader efforts to foster an increased culture of e-safety and respect for differences among youth.
Anne Bubnic

NetFamilyNews - Anne Collier - 0 views

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    Anne Collier has been writing about Family Internet issues through her weekly publication, NetFamilyNews for over a decade and her thoughtful opinions and analysis of noteworthy events are widely respected. Together with CBS Reporter, Larry Magid, she is co-author of MYSPACE UNRAVELED and co-director of the web site, CONNECT SAFELY.ORG. You can subscribe to her weekly publication. She also keeps a blog with timely updates in between publications.
Anne Bubnic

Three house rules to overcome the digital gap and promote cyber safety - 1 views

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    House rules that factor in limits to the influence of technology are vital to making your home a sanctuary allowing family members to connect and promote sensible use of the Internet and phones. Three key elements for cyber safe house rules are identified.
Anne Bubnic

Students: Social Networking: Don't Give Yourself Away - 3 views

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    One of eight interactive case studies for kids (GR 4-8) from Cable In the Classroom: Power to Learn.
    It's very popular for young people to meet and connect online at sites like MySpace.com. However, an awareness of the risks and steps for being safe can ensure a positive experience with social networking. Don't give yourself away! This unit explores the concepts of identity, at-risk behaviors and safety online. The graphics are Nickelodeon style. A short quiz assesses learning. For the entire series, check out: http://powertolearn.com/internet_smarts/interactive_case_studies/index.shtml
Anne Bubnic

Connect Safely |Tips for Getting Cached Content Removed - 5 views

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    Procedural advice for removing cached content from Google and Bing search engines.
Anne Bubnic

New Cyber Safety Guides for Parents -School Library Journal - 0 views

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    To Willard the key is not to frighten children, but instead teach them proactive ways to protect themselves while adults keep an eye out as well. Willard charges students to act responsibly, such as "Stay Out of the Garbage," and avoid pornography or other "gross stuff" online, and also to "Connect Safely," reminding kids not to send mean or nasty messages. Adults get some advice as well-with Willard cautioning them not to make a big deal if a child brings up something that happened online, such as a stranger trying to gather personal information. Any kind of extreme response, like taking away Internet privileges, could discourage them from bringing up concerns again.
Anne Bubnic

Back to school with AT&T technology tips - 0 views

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    Back to school presents new challenges for parents staying connected to kids and for parent peace of mind. AT&T has compiled this helpful list of tips to help parents create a safe environment for kids using technology.
Anne Bubnic

Privacy and the Internet: Traveling in Cyberspace Safely - 0 views

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    When traveling in cyberspace, you provide information to others at almost every step of the way. Often this information is like a puzzle that needs to be connected before your picture is revealed. Information you provide to one person or company may not make sense unless it is combined with information you provide to another person or company. A summary of the more common ways you give information to others when using the Internet is provided.
Anne Bubnic

Connect Safely |A Parents' Guide to Facebook - 4 views

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    Authors Anne Collier and Larry Magid have published a free 35-page guide for parents in partnership with IKEEPSAFE. The online resource provides parents with the perspective and how-to information they need to help their teens optimize their privacy and safety on Facebook.
Judy Echeandia

What Kids Learn from Social Networking | 21st Century Connections - 0 views

  • "What we found was that students using social networking sites are actually practicing the kinds of 21st century skills we want them to develop to be successful today," said Christine Greenhow, a learning technologies researcher in the university's College of Education and Human Development and principal investigator of the study.
  • "Students are developing a positive attitude towards using technology systems, editing and customizing content and thinking about online design and layout. They're also sharing creative original work like poetry and film and practicing safe and responsible use of information and technology. The
  • Web sites offer tremendous educational potential."
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    University of Minnesota study uncovers the educational benefits of social networking sites. "What we found was that students using social networking sites are actually practicing the kinds of 21st century skills we want them to develop to be successful today," said Christine Greenhow, a learning technologies researcher in the university's College of Education and Human Development and principal investigator of the study.
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