While working on their research reports about technology's negative effects on society, a number of students from the Colonial Academy came up with a clever idea to share their research. They asked if they could add the resources they found to this web page simply because they want other kids to learn to be safe when using technology. So, here's some additional links provided courtesy of Mrs. Baranowski's 7th Grade Technology Class:
Bella Lyn http://www.cyberbully.org (Note: link not working)
Ben M. http://www.makeadifferenceforkids.org (Note: link not working)
1. Make sure your child does not spend all of his/her time on the computer. People, not computers, should be their best friends and companions.
2. Teach them never to meet an online friend offline unless you are with them.
3. Teach them what information they can share with others online and what they can't (like telephone numbers, address, their full name and school).
While researching for their Cyberbullying project, Mrs Lupinski's 5th Grade class at Lexington Middle School in Massachusetts recommended the following link:
Addressing Cyberstalking and Online Harassment http://www.datehookup.com/content-
Know Bull! thanks Miss Davis' Girl Scouts in Seattle, who suggested another link they found while researching their community project on bullying:
"Cyberbullying: The New Online Crime" http://www.grabellaw.com/cyberbullying-
The children from Morrow Community Center have found an important topic to cover and spread awareness about, and have recommended the following resource:
"Computer Guide To Online Safety and Viruses" http://community.directliquidation.com/computer-
A big 'thank you' to the kids in the Internet Safety group at SafeKidsUSA who found this great resource explaining what cyberbullying is and how to prevent it:
Know Bull! thanks Kendal for sending us the link for this great page on cyber safety and laws: http://www.jimadler.com/cyber-
'Thank you' to the kids from The Brenham Community Center in Texas. They've been working a project about bullying and have recommended a link to help other visitors to our website:
Alaina is planning on starting an anti-