Caught in the Web – Web Cam Risks – Self&Peer Exploitation

Self & Peer Exploitation can be a sensitive subject. Speak with your Administrator and/or your School Counsellor about any students you should be aware of before discussing in class.

All videos should be previewed and determined by the classroom teacher if they are appropriate for their audience.

This BBC video discusses the fact that anything can be recorded and shared online from text, photos, and videos.

Key Points to Discuss with Students about Self & Peer Exploitation

  • Don’t ask others to take revealing photos of themselves and send them via app/internet/web/email etc.
  • If you are asked to send a revealing photo, say no! If you aren’t comfortable saying no, check out the Gallery of other ways at http://sendthisinstead.com/?page_id=78 before you are asked!
  • If you receive a revealing photo whether from the person who made it or someone who has shared it, don’t forward it on or post it. Talk with a trusted adult.
  • If anything makes you feel uncomfortable online, talk with a trusted adult.

For more information on Self & Peer Exploitation please see https://www.cybertip.ca/app/en/internet_safety-self_peer_exploitation 

Rings of Responsibility (Grade 4-5)

Thank you to Matthew McColm for finding and recommending the following resource.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/rings-responsibility-4-5

Students explore what it means to take on responsibilities in both their offline and online communities as a way to learn how to be good digital citizens.

Students sit in circles, which depict the “Rings of Responsibility,” in order to explore the responsibilities they have to themselves, friends and family, and larger communities, both offline and online.

Students will be able to …

  • reflect upon their offline responsibilities.

  • examine their online responsibilities.

  • learn that good digital citizens are responsible and respectful in the digital world (and beyond).

Digital Citizenship – There’s an App for That

Thanks to Anna Crosland for sharing this “Digital Citizenship – There’s an App for That” poster. This could be a good exemplar for students creating a poster or presentation for younger students.

http://georgesvanierlibrary.edublogs.org/2015/02/18/digital-citizenship-theres-an-app-for-that/

https://twitter.com/crosland_a/status/568259403012419584

Copy of image taken from Geoerges Vanier Library blog above

Credit - Anna Crosland - @crosland_a
Credit – Anna Crosland – @crosland_a – http://georgesvanierlibrary.edublogs.org/2015/02/18/digital-citizenship-theres-an-app-for-that/

Hector’s World

Hector’s World is cybersafety initiative from New Zealand to help young people learn about safe online practices and digital citizenship. More Information is available for parents and teachers including lesson plans and resources at http://hectorsworld.netsafe.org.nz/

The full environment (called Silicon Deep) is available at http://www.hectorsworld.com/

We’ve broken out specific links to episodes below. Most of these use Flash video so a computer with Adobe Flash and speakers would be required.

All media should be previewed and determined by the classroom teacher if they are appropriate for their audience.

Your Personal Information Online
5 Episodes that talk about what you put online and why others may want that information for nefarious purposes. Key take away for students is to always ask a trusted adult before providing information online. The five episodes should be watched in sequence.
1. Details Details
2. Welcome to the Carnival
3. It’s a Serious Game
4. The Info Gang
5. Heros

Cyberbullying – Interactive and Music Video
A key take away for students is to speak with a trusted adult whenever something makes them feel uncomfortable.
1. You’re Not Alone – Interactive Episode
2. Turn it Around – Music Video – YouTube Version

Computer Security – Interactive and Music Video
Key take aways for students

  • Use strong passwords
  • Do not share your accounts or passwords other that with your parents or trusted adults.
  • Be careful what you download or click on! Check with a trusted adult before downloading anything.
  • Talk to an adult if something goes wrong with your technology, don’t try an hide it.
  • Backup your important files.

1. Oops! – Interactive Episode
2. Keep Yourself Switched On – Music Video – YouTube version

 

Guided Blogging – Paper Blogs & KidBlog.org

Guided blogging is an excellent writing, communicating, critiquing (kind helpful specific), and collaborating activity. It can be used in many places in the curriculum and can be an excellent and safe way to allow students to publish for an audience.

Some suggested resources for teachers wanting to get into blogging are

Professor Garfield – Fact or Opinion – Research Skills

The following interactive Flash videos cover

  • Internet Research Strategies – Grade 4/5

They would be good to view as a class. All media should be previewed and determined by the classroom teacher if they are appropriate for their audience.

Professor Garfield – Fact or Opinion 1

http://learninglab.org/life_skills/fact_or_opinion/watch_movie.swf

Professor Garfield – Fact or Opinion 2

http://learninglab.org/life_skills/fact_or_opinion/try_movie.swf

Professor Garfield – Fact or Opinion 3

http://learninglab.org/life_skills/fact_or_opinion/apply_movie.swf

Professor Garfield – Don’t Agree to Meet with Others Online

The following interactive Flash videos cover

  • Discuss safety- don’t agree to meet with others you’ve met online unless accompanied by a parent/ trusted adult
  • Discuss safety – don’t share your personal information or that of others to someone online (YAPPY)
  • Y: Your Name or photos of yourself
  • A: Address
  • P: Passwords
  • P: Phone Numbers
  • Y: Your Plans

We’ve added in photos along with Your Name in YAPPY as with new apps it is a prevalent issue where a stranger asks for photos of students.

They would be good to view as a class. All media should be previewed and determined by the classroom teacher if they are appropriate for their audience.

Professor Garfield – Online Safety 1
http://learninglab.org/life_skills/online_safety/watch_movie.swf

Professor Garfield – Online Safety 2
http://learninglab.org/life_skills/online_safety/try_movie.swf

Professor Garfield – Online Safety 3
http://learninglab.org/life_skills/online_safety/apply_movie.swf