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Digital Educators Resources

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iKeepSafe - Generation Safe

Generation Safe™ helps the whole school community navigate the digital environment by providing a comprehensive set of resources for all stakeholders: professional development (online videos), incident management, and a comprehensive self assessment.



iKeepCurrent is a FREE curriculum resource from iKeepSafe - Generation Safe. It provides a newsfeed of applicable current events with appropriate connected lessons. It's a constant source of headline-inspired curricula and professional development mixed with fresh, entertaining content to ignite discussion between educators and students. (grades 6-12)


The first 100 schools to view this archived Webinar will be provided with an annual subscription of Generation Safe- the only scalable, cloud-based system of its kind that helps holistically integrate digital literacy into school curriculum and policies- which is a value of $1500 per school!


Marsali Hancock's Presentation


Administrator & Teacher Resources


Background Information


Microsoft Computing Safety Index


Digital Law Webinar

In this archived webinar, legal expert, Jan Tomsky, addresses many of the questions around CA laws and digital issues on campus. She provides guidance on the latest updates to California education code, including cyberbullying, cell phone search and seizure and sexting. 


Prevention Resources


BrainPop: Cyberbullying

BrainPop, a provider of animated instructional videos, provides a FREE video lesson on cyberbullying with accompanying activities and resources. It includes a quiz that can be emailed to the teacher. (grades 4-8)


C3 Framework: Promoting Responsible Use 

This document from Generation Safe points out that school policies and instruction often do not include all Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity (C3) topics. It goes in depth about C3 issues to help readers better understand this topic.


Common Sense Media Education

Based on the work of Howard Gardner and the GoodPlay Project at Harvard, the curriculum uses case studies to emphasize critical thinking and decision making. Lessons are divided into three major topical strands: 1. Safety and Security, 2. Digital Citizenship and 3. Research and Information Literacy. It's FREE, but you must register as an educator to access the units. The unit, Connected Culture, offers 6 lessons on cyberbullying. You can access grade K-5 lessons on cyberbullying here. (grades K-12)



Now part of Common Sense Media's resources, these FREE comprehensive, standards-based lesson plans cover Safety and Security, Manners and Cybercitizenship, Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship. (grades K-12) 



Once you register your class for this FREE program, each month students compete in their grade to win the FBI-SOS Internet Challenge and a trophy on a different topic. Students do an online scavenge hunt and complete a quiz. The program starts over with a new topic each month (September-May), so you can join at any time. Topics range from protecting personal Information, to cyberbullying to copyright. (grades 3-8)


Heads Up: Stop. Think. Click.
This FREE guide for kids from the FTC has tips on sharing information with care, interacting with tact, and cyberbullying. It is the companion piece to the parents' guide, Net Cetera (see below). It is a great discussion tool for teachers. Printed booklets can be ordered in bulk for FREE here. (grades 6-8)



iKeepCurrent is a FREE curriculum resource from iKeepSafe - Generation Safe. It provides a newsfeed of applicable current events with appropriate connected lessons. It's a constant source of headline-inspired curricula and professional development mixed with fresh, entertaining content to ignite discussion between educators and students. (grades 6-12)



Internet-safety materials for teachers, students and parents.


NetSmartz Workshop (English and Spanish!)

This FREE interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is designed to help teach children ages 5-17 to be safer off and online. The site provides an Online Safety Education Kit (grades K-6), video lessons (grades 4-12), and  downloadable presentations for parents, tweens, and teens. See the video lessons on cyberbullying here. You can also go directly to NSTeens animated videos or Real-Life Stories videos---a series of narratives from teens about real experiences of online victimization. (grades K-12)


Professor Garfield Foundation: Internet Safety and You 

The website provides 4 video lessons featuring Garfield cartoons. The site also provides various lesson materials promoting responsible citizenship. (grades 3-5)


Project Look Sharp 

Provides materials, training and support to help teachers integrate media literacy into their classroom curricula.


Southern Poverty Law Center Presents, Bullied

Bullied is a documentary film that chronicles one student’s ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment today. With companion lesson plans, it can become a cornerstone of anti-bullying efforts in middle and high schools. (7-12)


Workshop: Raising Kids in a Digital World (Middle and Highschool) 

This presentation from CommonSense Media is designed to help facilitate a parent education event with parents of elementary school students. It includes power point and talking points.



Detection & Intervention


BullyBust by the National School Climate Center (NSCC) 

This site provides excellent resources for educators to promote upstander behavior. Materials include: Discussion questions, activities, handouts, and NSCC's Best Practices


Facebook: Security Department/ Custodian of Records

Designed for law enforcement, the site provides the contact info for Facebook-- specifically regarding subpoena requests.


Interdisciplinary Response to Youth Sexting

This article offers recommendations concerning sexting from the Youth Online Safety Working Group (including NCMEC).


Sexting Fact Sheet 

This fact sheet summarizes key issues about sexting for parents and educators.


The Teen Sexting Problem and What Schools Can Do about It 

The article briefly discusses why sexting is problem among young people, but focuses on how schools can prevent and respond to sexting incidents.



A Canadian Web site that educates about text messaging. Contains an "Acronictionary" that defines many text message acronyms.



Incident Management & Response


Blog: Cyberbullying Research Center 

This blog discusses how to keep kids safe from online harassment and victimization. 


Board Policies


CyberBullying: US Dept of Healthy & Human Services campaign to prevent bullying 

This website offers games and scenarios designed to help children learn to safely handle bullying situations.


The Health Communicator's Social Media Toolkit

The toolkit is designed to provide partners with guidance and share lessons learned in integrating social media into health communication campaigns, activities, and emergency response efforts. 


Tracking forms from The CB Research Center and CSRIU by Nancy Willard


Trustee Poster from The CB Research Center


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