Teach Netsafety

card_information.gif ****Netsafe****Great site for information about cybersafety. Links to articles about contemporary issues, TXT phones, MSN, age group use etc - with practical ideas & downloadable posters. Also includes links to lesson plans and resources. Worth a look.Lesson Plans for cyber safety
**(On-line Privacy) – Year 0 -2**
**(On-line Privacy) – Year 3 –4**
**(On-line Privacy) – Year 5-6**



Hectors World – Safety site with video – “Details, details…” Hector Protector® is a bottlenose dolphin who gets sensible advice from Kui the Whale. Hector and other Undersea Animated Creatures discuss giving out information about themselves on the internet.
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Disney's Surf Swell Island

- Interactive Internet Safety Site - The Surf Swell Island site is a quiz-driven adventure game. Internet safety material is presented in a series of three games, each featuring a classic Disney character and focusing on an area of concern: privacy, viruses, or netiquette (guidelines for behavior on the Internet). Each of the three games is followed by a mini-quiz reinforcing what was presented in the game. The exciting Challenge of Doom mega-quiz brings together the content from the first three games. Answering correctly gives children access to a collection of fun Surf Swell-themed activities located in the password-protected Treasure Palace. Woven throughout the Surf Swell Island site are visual and written references to wireless devices, particularly handheld PCs. although good behavior on the Internet is the same regardless of how you are connecting, we felt it was important to acknowledge the wireless movement, because this simple fact may not be apparent to children. http://disney.go.com/surfswell/index.html

Good Advice for all ....watch and learn !

Let's be realistic. Once we post messages, media, images .... anything on the internet it becomes 'public' property. We are living in a global society of creative-swipers.(More in my blog-later) Yes, we know all about the nastiness of plagiarism and we believe in intellectual property, but after any work has been copied, tweaked and passed around a few times ... it's difficult to determine the actual origin without careful research. We need our students to know there are consequences to thoughtless/naive postings...here's one example ... ||||