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Anne Bubnic

Web Wise Kids: Katie's Story [Video] - 4 views

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    10-minute video from Web Wise Kids telling Katie's story. Note: there are other versions of this video available, but this one is the most complete because her parents are helping to tell the story. Katie is now the WWK's Spokesperson & Ambassador to Youth. She shares her powerful first hand testimony with other young teens and parents so they know that what happened to her and her family can happen to them.
Anne Bubnic

What is Privacy/Personal Information? [Video for 8-10 year olds] - 2 views

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    Excellent 8-minute video from the UK's Thinkuknow education program that helps children to understand what constitutes personal information. The assembly enables children to understand that they need to be just as protective of their personal information online, as they are in the real world. It also directs where to go and what to do if children are worried about any of the issues covered.
Anne Bubnic

Internet Privacy Lesson Plan - Grade 6 [pdf] - 3 views

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    Students read and interpret a fictional short story about a girl who was nearly abducted from an online predator.
    For a real life version of this, see Katie Canton's story.
Anne Bubnic

An Educator's Guide To Responsible Technology Use [pdf] - 3 views

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    26 page guide for Educators on Safety, Security and Ethics produced for K-12 students and teachers by the IIIA/James Madison University in cooperation with the Office of Ed Tech for the State of Virginia. Covers digital communication topics like ethics, digital footprint, flaming, spyware, viruses, hoaxes, spoofing & phishing, spam, identity theft, privacy, cyberpredators, social networking, gaming, and bullying via cell phone.
Anne Bubnic

Cyber Exchange/ Security Awareness Materials - 1 views

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    Download free posters suitable for GR 6-12 classrooms on sexting awareness, firewalls, cyberpredators and cybersecurity from Cyber Exchange, a Cyber Security Awareness program and nonprofit that provides education and certification for information security professionals.
Anne Bubnic

Privacy Playground - 1 views

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    In this game, designed for ages 8-10, the CyberPigs play on their favourite Web site and encounter marketing ploys, spam and a close encounter with a not-too-friendly wolf. The purpose of the game is to teach kids how to spot online marketing strategies, protect their personal information and avoid online predators.
Anne Bubnic

Wise Up To IT Lesson Plans/Video - 4 views

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    Four Videos and lesson plans from the Australian Government. The videos present four situations in four stories-offering many strategies to address the issues raised. Covers topics in all areas of digital citizenship.
Anne Bubnic

Chatroulette Is 'Predator's Paradise,' Experts Say - 1 views

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    Chatroulette, a Web site that connects videochatters with a limitless number of "random strangers" from around the globe, is an Internet sensation -- but it poses unique dangers for minors and new challenges for law enforcement.
Judy Echeandia

10 Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online - 0 views

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    Security pros cringe as their users download software for personal use, turn off firewalls to speed up a connection, or leave their passwords stuck to their laptops.Wouldn't it be nice if you could give end users a list of the most dangerous things they do online every day, and then tell them why those activities are particularly risky? The following is our list of "The Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online," along with some explanation of the risks - and solutions - associated with each.
Anne Bubnic

Who's Keeping Students Safe Online? - 0 views

  • Fewer than 25 percent of educators feel comfortable teaching students how to protect themselves from online predators, cyberbullies and identity thieves, says a new study from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Educational Technology, Policy Research and Outreach (ET PRO).
  • The study found that 90 percent of educators have received fewer than six hours of professional development on cybersecurity over the past year but that more than 60 percent are interested in learning more about cybersecurity, or C3, issues, with cybersafety rated as their highest priority.
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    Fewer than 25 percent of educators feel comfortable teaching students how to protect themselves from online predators, cyberbullies and identity thieves, says a new study from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Educational Technology, Policy Research and Outreach (ET PRO).
Anne Bubnic

You Never Know Who You Are Talking To [PSA] - 0 views

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    A Public Service Announcement on Internet Safety. You never know who you're talking to.
JOSEPH SAVIRIMUTHU

The Myth of Online Predators - 0 views

  • Internet child molesters may be the modern parent's great fear but new research suggests this electronic monster is mainly the stuff of bad dreams.

    Is letting your kids go online the same as dropping them off at the Vince Lombardi Rest Stop in fishnet stockings at 3 a.m.?

    • JOSEPH SAVIRIMUTHU
       
      But an irrational fear does not mean that the concerns are not real - but only that efforts need to be made to retain a sense of perspective.
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    One in seven juveniles will be solicited online"-a number that got predictably huge media play when it came out in 2006, and a number David Finkelhor, (Crimes Against Children Research Center) stands by, with one enormous caveat: Most of those solicitations, he says, are the Internet equivalent of "wolf whistles."
Anne Bubnic

Study: Enforcement spurs rise in Web sex arrests - 0 views

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    More people have been arrested in recent years for sexually soliciting youths online, but the sharp increase comes from better enforcement, and the Internet remains a relatively safe social environment, researchers said in a new study.
Anne Bubnic

C-SAVE | STAYSAFEONLINE.org - 1 views

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    NCSA launched the Cyber Security Awareness Volunteer Education Project (C-SAVE) in April of 2009. The program will teach youngsters not just to be wary of online predators and bullies but alert to the tricks of data thieves and scam artists. Curriculum is customized for three grade levels: K-2, 3-5 and middle/high school. What makes this program unique is that they plan to use "tech pros" from the technology industry to deliver the curriculum in the classroom.
Anne Bubnic

Research Reveals Parents' Online Concerns - 1 views

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    According to new research, more than half of parents cite inappropriate people such as strangers or child predators and content such as adult imagery or depicted violence as the biggest online threats they perceive to their children. But it found that only about a third of them know that there are parental control tools available that can help insulate kids from these perceived threats.
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    Note that this "research" was done by a company that sells security products so the questions about "biggest online threats" may have been slightly skewed.
Anne Bubnic

Cyber Relationships [Teen video] - 0 views

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    Cybersafety video produced by teens at Visalia High School in partnership with I-Safe. Includes pauses for classroom discussion of key questions.
Anne Bubnic

Nortel LearniT - 0 views

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    Nortel LearniT is an initiative of Nortel Community Relations to prepare teachers, students, and learners of all ages to develop 21st century skills that will provide a basis for their ongoing engagement in learning and personal achievement. Their lesson plans and guides include several lessons on cybersafety, covering topics like spam, hoaxes, cyberbullying, online predation and analyzing web sites to determine validity. The site is translated into multiple languages, including Spanish.
Anne Bubnic

MySpace: 90,000 sex offenders removed from site - 0 views

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    MySpace says about 90,000 sex offenders have been identified and removed from its huge social networking website. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday the new figure is nearly double what MySpace officials originally announced last year.
Judy Echeandia

Group Urges Obama to Create National Security Officer to Address Online Dangers - washi... - 0 views

  • In a report to be released today, the Family Online Safety Institute, a Washington nonprofit organization, is urging the new administration to appoint a national safety officer to serve under the chief technology officer, a position Obama has promised to create. The group is also asking for $100 million a year to fund education and research, an annual White House summit on safety issues, as well as the creation of a national council to coordinate efforts among federal agencies and advocacy and industry groups.
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    Online safety advocates are urging President-elect Barack Obama to put more resources toward protecting children from crime, harassment and predators on the Web.
Matt Clausen

Protecting Children From Online Sexual Predators - 0 views

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    To decrease a child's risk of sexual exploitation in every environment, there are several steps parents and caregivers should take:
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