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The Internet safey curriculum you're looking for...

As always Common Sense Media is a step ahead of the game with their new classroom curriculum around digital citizenship and online identity. The curriculum can easily be researched by grades K-12 or by eight internet safety topics, it’s available to download in pdf format or can be seen here. See what’s new and relevant for your classroom!

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June 21, 2012

Internet Safety Month is here!

summer laptop

It's that time of year when many students are preparing to make a mad dash out of the school building and jump right into summer! Although they are taking a break from school, we can be certain that they are not taking a break from online activities.

Summer is the time of year when most tweens have more time on their hands than usual and resorting to technology is not uncommon. Keep in mind that the Internet is mobile for most tweens...on their mobile devices. Since June is...

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October 26, 2011

Sexting and Gaming

Unfortunately the term "sexting" is not uncommon among tweens today. Sexting has been defined as sending explicit messages or photos to someone over the Internet or through a mobile device. Given that most cell phones have built in cameras, it is important that parents and teachers be aware of the dangers that can occur if a tween is caught sexting. Many schools are required to report known incidents of sexting and in some states receiving an explicit message and/or photo from a minor could result in jail time. Most tweens may view it as innocent flirting not...

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October 18, 2011

A New State Law on Sexting

We all know how big sexting has become among tweens as well as the consequences associated with it. Many people have varying opinions about how sexting with minors should be handled and who should be involved.

Effective September 1, 2011, Texas will enforce a new law, Senate Bill 407, that makes sexting a misdemeanor for minors. Any minor who is found guilty of sexting or “promoting child pornography” will be required to participate in an education reform program. According to this new law, the minor’s guardian can also be required to...

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October 13, 2011

SexTechnology: What do teens have to say?

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy interviewed teens from the Nation’s capital about their feelings on sexuality and technology. The DC Teen Advisory Group talks about their experiences with sexting and the use of technology within their peer group.

The DC Teen Advisory Group consists of Washington D.C. area teens who serve as a focus group for the organization. Their goal is to prevent teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy with young adults, while promoting responsible behavior...

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