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Staysafe.org Website

posted: March 26th, 2006 | by: Administrator

Staysafe.org is a website about online safety for kids and teens. It is supported by a large group of collaborators, including Microsoft, SafeKids.com, iSafe, Net Family News and others. The site also provides resources about online safety for parents and teachers.

Staysafe.org for Kids has online games, a virtual community and interactive activities, which are age-appropriate for elementary students. The site provides online safety guidance through engaging web-based activities.

Staysafe.org for Teens is an upbeat and newsy site. The “What’s Hot” area describes the latest issues affecting teens and their friends in the Cyber World. The “Give and Take” area is a series of articles that examines an online safety issue from multiple/different points of view. The “411” area provides information on a variety of online safety topics, including PC security, protecting personal information, online predators and bullies, and issues with file sharing.

The site is nicely designed, well-supported and provides an excellent resource for kids, teens, parents and teachers to learn more about web safety.

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Safety Lessons by the Media Awareness Network

posted: February 18th, 2006 | by: Administrator

Kids need to understand the unique nature of the Internet.  They also need to develop critical-thinking skills — to protect their personal privacy and safety online.  It is important to teach them to distinguish between fact and opinion,  and to recognize online hate if they encounter it.   

The Media Awareness Network has created educational games and interactive student modules (complete with extensive Teacher’s Guides) to help kids to develop these skills. MNet is a Canadian non-profit organization that has been pioneering the development of media literacy programs since its incorporation in 1996.

The games are:

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This site provides information about online child safety for kids, teens, parents, and teachers. It is operated by an educational technology professional as a service to our community of learners.