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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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April 12, 2012

10 Pins to avoid on Pinterest

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Pinterest is all the rage in the world of social media. Not so sure what Pinterest is? Have you ever seen a photo online that sparked your interest or saw a great recipe online and thought “I’d love to try that one day.”? Well Pinterest is an online collage board that allows users to “pin” random photos and ideas to their boards. You can “repin” photos from other Pinterest users and they can do...

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February 1, 2012

Google+ for Tweens!

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You probably recall us mentioning Google+ in previous blogs and by now virtually everyone has joined the network. There have even been a few minor edits to the site. One of the newest features now allows teens 13 and up to join Google+.

Parents, if you haven’t checked it out by now, it’s a good time to see what your tweens might be into. Internet safety advocate, Larry Magid,

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December 14, 2011

Kids, Privacy and Online Drama

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Yesterday FOSI and Microsoft hosted a breakfast panel discussion about “Kids, Privacy and Online Drama.” danah boyd and Alice Marwick of Microsoft discussed how teens view their online privacy. What they discovered is that most teens value their online privacy but the way that they define privacy is much different from how adults define it. Most adults question why teens share so much personal information on social media sites. For teens, it’s more about fitting in and...

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November 2, 2011

Do you know why kids shouldn't be on Facebook?

Over 1,000 parents were asked if they knew why kids under age 13 shouldn't be on Facebook.

Only 2 knew the correct answer!

A study was conducted asking 1,007 parents the reason why kids under age 13 are not allowed to have Facebook accounts. "Perverts" was listed as one of the possible answers. While perverts are definitely a reason to keep kids away from Facebook, only two parents gave the correct answer which is "Privacy." As parents, we sometimes want our kids to fit in and be accepted...

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