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    Cyber Safety: catchin ^ W hi tek kdz Resources for Student, Parent, and Teacher Technology Safety

    ???This handout is online at so you can simply click on the websites listed below.

    * * * Not all of the sites below are appropriate for children. Please use discretion when sharing these resources.

    Dave Eisenmann

    Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services

    Minnetonka Public Schools


    Top Tips for Parents (and Teachers):

    1. Proactively share values, consequences, expectations away from home ; Dr. David Walsh’s articles about Social Networking, Cell Phones, Online Gaming, and Parent-Child


    ; Facebook Contract

    ; Say Yes to No tips for Parents and Parent Card

    ; Common Sense Family Media Agreement

    ; Grades K-5

    ; Grades 6-8

    ; High School

    ; Internet Safety Contract


    ; Primary children- PBS Kids Web Driving License:

    ; Understand The Teen Brain: It's Just Not Grown Up Yet:

    2. Actively engage and monitor, get tours

    ; Regularly ask you child to teach you how it works, show you around ; Sign up for weekly newsletters at and

    3. Set up a filter for computers and phones

    ; Internet Use in School (Filter) vs. Home/Friend’s house

    ; Microsoft Parental Controls: Windows 7:

    7/features/parental-controls.aspx Vista:


    ; Mac Snow Leopard Parental Controls:


    ; Software filters to install:,

    ; Google Safe Search

    ; YouTube’s Safety Filter:

    and Common Sense’s review:

    ; Cell Phones

    ; Verizon Cell Phone Parental Controls:


    ; iPhone parental Controls:


    ; iPod Touch and iPhone Parental Control tips, reviews:

    ; Beyond Facebook: Social Networking Gets Really Personal


    4. Talk about pornography, sexting, & web cams

    ; Connect With Kids clips: Effect on Girls: see also

    Effect on Boys:

    ; Sex Talk Online- Parent Tips:

    ; Dove Campaign for Beauty[cp-


    ; Common Sense parent tips on sexting:

    ; Parry Aftab talking about sexting on Today Show


    ; Textual Harassment: is a good resource about textual harassment, as well as

    information for parents from a Today Show segment (

    A nice video is here: and

    related article here: "Sexting" on Cell Phones

    Federal Charges for teens with nude pics on phones:

    ; Statistics from Enough is Enough- Government Non-profit organization leading the effort to confront

    online pornography, child pornography, child stalking and sexual predation with innovative initiatives

    and effective communications

    ; Random Web Cam chatting with strangers:


    ; Web Cams, Porn/Justin Berry

    5. Emphasize that nothing is private

    ; What is Social Networking? Plain English video:

    ; Future Employment, College Admissions

    ; Common Sense Tips for Protecting Personal Privacy Online:

    ; CNN Facebook Privacy Video

    ; Common Sense Facebook Privacy Settings: What Parents Need to Know:

    ; Minnetonka High School Secondary MySpace & Facebook Announcements:

    ; President Obama warns children on Facebook postings:


    ; Bulletin Board Ad Council Commercial

    ; Everyone Knows Your Name Ad Council Commercial

    ; Tracking Teresa (Elementary)

    ; SNL MySpace Video

    ; Online White Pages with maps

    ; Please Rob Me

    ; 10 Things You Should Never Post on Social Networking Sites


    ; The next Facebook Privacy Scandal


    ; Credit Card companies and Facebook data:


    ; How Google Collects Data About You


    6. Explain that everything is permanent

    ; Cyber footprint:

    ; Google Alerts

    7. Talk about respectful etiquette- cyberbullying

    ; Talent Show (Elementary and Middle School Kids) Ad Council Commercial

    ; Kitchen (High School Kids) Ad Council Commercial

    ; Words Really Hurt

; Illuminate Cyberbullying

    ; Broken Friendship

    ; Hot or Not

    ; Cyberbullying leading to suicide- British video: (contains expletive)

    ; Connect with Kids Parent Video:

    ; and

    8. Monitor Wireless Devices (Cells, iPods, etc.) and Explain Dangers of Texting while Driving

    ; Tips to Prevent Text Messaging while Driving

    ; Cell phones & Teens Driving

    ; Driving Distrations


    ; Very graphic, powerful British commercial about texting while driving:

    ; “Everybody Hurts”- powerful (and graphic) British commercial about drunk driving that easily could be

    texting and driving:

    ; NBC News- Cell Phone Spyware

    ; AT& T Commercial:

    ; IM, Online Lingo and

    ; NetLingo Internet Dictionary

    ; Kajeet: Cell phones for kids

    9. Limit screen time ; MediaWise PSA "Whoever tells the stories defines the culture." ; Virtual Worlds:,,,

    ; I Was an Undercover Penguin: A Parent's Eye-View of Kids' Online Worlds


    10. Regularly visit online parent resources such as these: ; Minnetonka Public Schools

    Internet Safety Page for Parents

    ; DVDs available

    ; (Adventures of Faux Paw the Cat- good for younger kids) ; great student scenario videos

    ; Overview of Teens and Technology from

    Parents: The Anti-Drug website. Great resources and an online “Crash Course” for parents on


    ; PBS Parenting in an Internet Age ; -Parent Guide and contract


    ; The Internet Safety 101: Empowering Parents


    ; Simple K12’s list of Internet Safety Sites

    ; Advertising Primary “web license” for kids, don’t buy it- advertising

    Other Resources:

    1. Hoax websites,

    2. Cyber/Academic Integrity

    ; Cheating, High School Confidential by Jeremy Iverson

    ; Connect with Kids Parent Video:

    3. Future Technology

    ; Did You Know 4.0? video

    o Social Media Revolution

    ; Kansas State Prof. Michael Wesch

    o A Vision of Students Today

    o Web 2.0... The Machine is Using Us

    ; Fabrication Printers:

    o Your Next Body Is Growing In a Lab Right Now


    ; Microsoft Envisioning 2019

    o 5 minute full version on YouTube

    o Microsoft House of the Future

    ; Ray Kurzweil

    o Kurzweil Accelerating-Intelligence

    o TED Talk on how technology will transform us

    o Science Friday interview “Will We Recognize The Future?”

    ; TED Talks

    o An amazing resource of great thinkers sharing innovative ideas. If you’d like to watch more TED

    Talks you can browse the website for related videos, or look at this list of all the talks.

    o Sixth Sense- MIT Professor Patti Maes unveils a new technology to “seamlessly” interact with the

    world around us.

    ; SMART Table

    ; Project Natal official site with more videos:


    1. NO: Why Kids--of All Ages--Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It by David Walsh 2. WHY Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen by David


    3. How Much Is Enough?: Everything You Need to Know to Steer Clear of Overindulgence and Raise Likeable,

    Responsible and Respectful Children -- from Toddlers to Teens by Jean Illsley Clark 4. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber

    5. Cyber Law: Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk in Classrooms by Aimee M. Bissonette Minnetonka’s Social Media Policy and Guidelines:

    Minnetonka Public Schools Scope and Sequence for Cyber Safety Curriculum:

    Grades K-2 Social Networking Good Habits, User Name/Password Safety Cyber Bullying / Harassment

    Grades 3-5

     Appropriate Use Grade 10-Drugs / Nutrition Website Evaluation Communication (Cell phones, texting, social

    networking) Media Literacy

     Online Gaming & Online Gambling Cyberbullying

     Sharing Personal Information

    Grade 11-Nutrition / Sexuality Grade 6

     Hoax Websites (Finding appropriate info on Cyberbullying

    web / trusted Medical info) Sharing Personal Information

     Body Image and Media Positive Cyber Footprint


     Grades 7-8

    Grade 12-College Prep / Health After High School Media Images & Advertising/Porn

     Cyber Footprint (Future employers / college Texting/Sexting admissions) Sharing Personal Information

     Positives/benefits of technology Positive Cyber Footprint

     Personal Information (Credit History / Grade 9- Mental Health Finances)

     Cyber Footprint

    Sample Discussion Questions:


    ; Talent Show Ad Council Commercial

    o What are guidelines to follow when texting or writing about someone else online? (Be nice, be

    appropriate, words often get misinterpreted when read, think about saying what you are typing directly to

    someone in person, what you write is permanent.

    ; You Can’t Take it Back (Video and questions from NetSmartz’s Real Life Stories,

    o What would you do if you heard that a friend was going to rate some other students on the Internet?

    o Would you ever put information on a web site that you intend only you and your friends to see? Why or

    why not?

    o What do you do to respect other people's rights while online?

    o What guidelines do you follow to help you decide what information you should or should not post on the


    ; Broken Friendship (Video and questions from NetSmartz’s Real Life Stories,

    o Why do you think the girl in the story gave her password to her best friend? Was it a good reason?

    o What types of things can happen to her now that her password is out? (Her E-mail can be tampered with;

    people can assume her identity online; her bank or shopping accounts can be tampered with.)

    o What should the girl do right away? (Change her password; tell her parents or guardian; contact her bank.)

    o Does keeping your passwords private mean that you don't trust your friends?

Dangers Sharing Personal Information/Digital Footprints

    ; Bulletin Board Ad Council Commercial

    ; Spoof MySpace Video (Shared with permission)

    ; High School Video Announcements


    o Who is safe from predators? (No one is completely safe, but there are things we can do to prevent bad

    things from happening to us. Most people tend to think that they are the exception to the rule- something

    bad won’t happen to them, they won’t get harmed by a predator, etc.)

    o Does setting your online profile to private keep you safe? (No- only as safe as all your viewers who have

    permission to see your stuff keep it private.)

    o How might your actions online now affect your future? (Employment, college admissions, etc.)

    o If you have a social networking page, would you be comfortable with your parents seeing it?

Inappropriate Material/Hollywood’s Influence

    ; How does viewing pornography affect people? (It is addictive, shows examples of unhealthy relationships,

    messes up your mind, makes you view people as objects, makes guys more aggressive and abusive towards girls,

    makes girls more passive and leads to eating disorders.)

    ; Brainstorm some things you could do when you are at a friend’s house and s/he wants to show you inappropriate

    material on the computer.

    ; Dove Campaign for Beauty


    o What role does Media/Hollywood have on our perceptions of beauty?

    ; Video Games MediaWise clip

    o What is the story in your favorite video game?

    o Do you think it is OK to play violent video games?

    o What do you think your parents would say about your favorite video game? Would they play it with you?

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