Online Safety

A page to store resources and materials.

Cyberbullying


Cyberbullying is sending or posting harmful or cruel text or images using the Internet or other digital communication devices.
It is sometimes referred to as online social cruelty or electronic bullying and can involve:
  • Sending mean, vulgar, or threatening messages or images;
  • Posting sensitive, private information about another person;
  • Pretending to be someone else in order to make that person look bad;
  • Intentionally excluding someone from an online group (Willard, 2005).

Children and youth can cyberbully each other through:
  • E-mails,
  • Instant messaging,
  • Text or digital imaging messages sent on cell phones,
  • Web pages,
  • Web logs (blogs),
  • Chat rooms or discussion groups, and
  • Other information communication technologies.

For educators

An educators guide to cyberbullying (PDF)
Stop Cyberbullying: Educators guide
Cyber-safe kids, Cyber-savvy teens, Cyber-secure schools: Presentation notes by Nancy Willard
Tip sheets and resources: includes PPT on Bullying among children and youth, PDF files (USA government publications)
It's My Life teacher's resources. Includes lesson plans to issues such as bullies, time management etc
ChildNet and links to their Publications including FactSheets
ChildNet Teacher resources: Links to classroom appropriate websites and resources
KidSmart Leaflets and Posters (multilingual including Bengali)
Staying Smart (lesson plans)
Wired Safety video resources (Parry Aftab)
Parry Aftab's YouTube videos
Stop Cyberbullying (Andy Carvin's social network)
Scott McLeod's cyberbullying badges
Andrew Churches' Cyber Safety wiki page of resources

For students

Stop Cyberbullying: Information in age categories 7-10, 11-13, 14-17
Are you a Cyberbully? survey from Stop Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying information for Tweens: for 11-13 year old students, includes links to Are you a Cyberbully? survey
A Guide to Correct Online Netiquette
Online interactive quiz from wiredkids.org
ChildNet Young People resources: Links to Staying Smartonline and ChatDanger

For parents

Stop Cyberbullying: Parents guide
CyberbullyNOT: Parents Brochure
Parenting online guide from Parry Aftab at Wired Safety
Guide to keeping your kids safe online from Parry Aftab at Wired Safety
What you need to know about YouTube and other video networks from Wired Safety
11 Steps to Online Parental Supervision of Your Children blog posting by Vicki Davis
ChildNet Parents resources: Links and publications
KidSmart Leaflets and Posters (multilingual including Bengali)

Resources

Cyberbullying Presentation March 2007
Student videos on Internet Safety and Cyberbullying created by Grade 7's at Shanghai American School
Blogging Rules -Privacy Protection. Resources for creating blogging rules for a class by Claudia Ceraso.
Safety Online videos by Parry Aftab
Julie's social bookmarks for Safety Online
Julie's social bookmarks for Cyberbullying.