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Teacher Information

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Teacher Information


Great video on CyberBullying by Comcast which you can show at school -- 30 minutes! Interviews several teens who were bullied and harassed online.

One of the best comments from a young man was "educate the students so they know how to respond to cyberbullying and harassment.  See these links below for information on what to do if you are being bullied:

Cyberbullying.org, WiredSafety, Cybertipline.


New! - Sample Parent Letter 

.doc   or  .pdf


Bob's Place on Educational Links for Technology

      A large variety of lessons, activities, online surveys, podcasts, etc. on cyberbullying and internet safety.


CyberEthics for Teachers

from the Dept. of Justice



Cyber Smart Curriculum -

Student curriculum by grade level with activities and lesson plans.  Some lessons are lengthy, but very informative.



National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Great video for teens and tweens about the dangers of posting inappropriate material online. Links to their pages with information about social networking, email, chatrooms, instant messaging etc. The pages define the topic and then continue with Did you know? information.


Educator’s Guide to Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats

Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D. Center for Safe and Responsible Use of the Internet.

  • good definition of cyberbullying

This guide provides only a brief overview of concerns related to teenagers (and sometimes younger children) using these technologies to post damaging text or images to bully their peers or engage in other aggressive behavior. There are also increasing reports of teens posting material that raises concerns that they are considering an act of violence toward others or themselves.

This guide provides educators with insight into these concerns and guidelines to prevent and respond.


Guidelines and Resources for Internet Safety in Schools

Virginia Dept. of Education. Division of Technology and Career Education. revised 2007.

 Address the following: Integrating Internet Safety into Curriculum Content Instruction; What Students Need to Know; What Parents, Grandparents, and Caregivers Need to Know; What Teachers, Instructional Technology Resource Teachers, Library Media Specialists, Counselors, and Resource Officers Need to Know; What School Administrators Need to Know; What School Boards Need to Know


CyberGuide for Middle School

James Madison University. Virginia



This organization sells Internet Safety curriculum K-8 and webcasts for grades 9-12 on the topics of Personal Safety, Predator Identification, Intellectual Property, Cyber Citizenship, and Cyber Bullying. The promos look professional.


NetSmartz for Kids

Can't say enough good things about this site. Well worth the visit.  You can request free material downloads. 


UYN is the acronym here -- Use Your NetSmartz. The site is designed for the home market but you can access short dance/rap videos which explain the safety rules. With some of the videos you can download the song and/or lyrics.


Safe Kids.com 

This website has extensive links to videos, text documents on current topics like Kids Rules for Online Safety [preteens], Safety myths and Tips for Web 2.0 etc.  This site includes a family contract for use at home.  Includes pre-and post quiz for students.


Stay Safe Online

National Cyber Security Alliance

Their three main goals are to educate students about Cyber Security, Cyber Safety and Cyber Ethics. Lesson plans available.


Web Wise Kids

Web Wise Kids offers fun, challenging and interactive simulations based on real-life criminal cases—MISSING, Mirror Image and Airdogs. Each program is designed for use with teens in classrooms and computer labs and is easy to use. The home page has a video of Katie who recounts her experience with an online predator. No grants for California so DVDs cost approx. $150. each.



Wired Safety

WiredSafety provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages. They offer help to victims of cyber abuse ranging from online fraud, cyberstalking and child safety, to hacking and malicious code attacks. They also help parents with issues, such as MySpace and cyberbullying.


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