Online Resources

Doug Johnson's blog post: "If you don't tell your children you love ..."
Wes Fryer's wiki page: Proactive Approaches to Address Cyberbullying and Digital Social Networking
Frontline: Growing Up Online Use the search box to locate teaching materials, video and reading lists.
NSTeens Videos on Internet safety that make great starting points for discussions.
Lyrics for Brad Paisley's song "Online" The song can be purchased from iTunes.
TeacherTube videos Think Before You Post
I Keep Safe parent resource center
CBC news article on cyberbullying
Be Web Aware
Surf Swell Island
Social Networking Guide for Teens
"Is Facebook Your Permanent Record" article
Cyber Safety Project - Are you Cyber Safe?
How Do I Help My Child Learn to use the Internet Wisely? A handout created by Lisa Nielsen and others, available on her blog the Innovative Educator. Intended for use with parents.
That's Not Cool - For Teens - Where do you draw your digital line? Raise awareness about digital dating abuse and stop it before it gets worse.

Two cyberbullying videos that pack a lot of punch. Good to initiate class discussions.
Cyberbullying - Talent Show (50 seconds)
Let's Fight it Together (6 1/2 minutes)

And here's another wiki page with online safety videos from the Association of Librarians in English Speaking Schools in Hong Kong

What are they talking about? This language is constantly evolving so to keep current do a search for Internet acronyms or net lingo.

Guidelines for students with online profiles (chat rooms, social networking sites such as MySpace/Facebook


1. Collect recent newspaper articles about online safety, cyberbullying, identity theft and other issues. Have the students read the articles and then identify the problem, who is most likely to be affected, possible solutions and where help can be found.

2. Discuss the user agreements from various online social networks such as Facebook with your students. Many students never read user agreements; they simply click the "Agree" button without considering the implications. No wonder, Facebook's agreement is more than 6000 words long.

3. Sample Lesson external image msword.png Sample Lesson for Health.doc Student activity sheet external image msword.png The Way I Do Business Online1.doc

Ask yourself:

Do the students I teach have Facebook accounts? Are they under 18 years old? Who is showing them how to stay safe on Facebook?

Do my students understand that what goes online stays online? What does this mean for students using text messaging, social networks, blogs, wikis etc.?