Teaching Resources

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Google Tips for Online Safety

Articles and Blog Posts

This is an interesting article in PC World magazine that has some good links to other resources. I like that it seems to provide a balanced perspective on the real risks to children from being online.

Initiated in 2000 by the Media Awareness Network (MNet), Young Canadians in a Wired World (YCWW) is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging study of its kind in Canada. The research project tracks and investigates the behaviours, attitudes, and opinions of Canadian children and youth with respect to their use of the Internet.

Faceless no more: Social networking comes with a price An interesting article in the Globe and Mail about Facebook.
Digizen - Digital citizenship isn’t just about recognising and dealing with online hazards. It’s about building safe spaces and communities, understanding how to manage personal information, and about being internet savvy - using your online presence to grow and shape your world in a safe, creative way, and inspiring others to do the same.

Study Accused of Exaggerating Kid's Online Safety - A report released last week by a task force set up by MySpace Inc. paints a surprisingly benign picture of the online security and privacy threats faced by children. But the report's conclusion -- that some of the common concerns about those threats may be overstated or misplaced -- is drawing sharp criticism from some quarters.

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