Embracing the digital world can be exciting but it can also lead to precarious situations.
Staying conscious of internet dangers is always important!
Teaching internet safety should definitely be a part of helping students become media literate.

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Online Stranger Danger on Storybird

The following websites offer lesson plans, videos and information that will help keep you and your students informed.

http://www.pbs.org/teachers/digital-media-literacy/ (Lessons from Pre-K to Grade 12)

http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/teachers/index.cfm There is also a link to find French resources on this site.

http://www.safekids.com/kids-rules-for-online-safety/ - Has a great list of rules to post in your classroom or have kids sign as a pledge (for pre-teens)
- Guidelines for parents as well.
- A fun safe kids song for primary students

http://www.ccmostwanted.com/kids/index.htm Topics such as Netiquette,computer viruses,Safe browsers and Search Engines, Schoolwork websites...etc.

http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents Internet Safety Resources for Parents, Educators, Students(K-12)

http://edselect.com/media-literacy-for-students-and-teachers Resources for students and teachers

http://www.angelfire.com/ms/MediaLiteracy/ Lesson plans K-12 with curriculum expectations listed

http://www.cmch.tv/mentors_teachers/lp_index.asp Resources for parents and teachers

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/critical-media-literacy-programs-96.htmlLesson plans K-12

http://stopcyberbullying.org

Teaching Web Literacy: The challenge is to ask questions and investigate...
not everything on the internet is safe nor is it always valid information!

Critical thinking is a life long skill and can be introduced even to our young students. Making informed decisions helps us
make better choices for ourselves and for what is best for others.
Children need to learn that not everything on the internet is valid and in other cases there may be some material
that is appropriate to a certain age range.

Common Sense Media is an excellent source for parents and teachers to find reviews concerning media such as video games, movies & tv, internet sites, books & music

Need to find out the validity of a website your student/son/daughter is using for research purposes? Try: Internet Research

If you would like to know more about the owner of a particular website try: http://www.whois.sc/

The following video shares the importance of teaching Media Literacy...an excellent video!


A video that shows media literacy from a child's point of view - very enjoyable!


Copyright considerations are especially important in this digital age as information is so freely accessible.
Teaching students ethical practises for locating images, videos and text from online sources is an integral
part of media literacy. There are a variety of resources that are copyright friendly - although it can be extra
work, it makes sense for students to understand and respect intellectual property.
Please note: Be sure to check your school board filters when planning to use these sites with students!
Excellent resource for teachers: Copyright Friendly home Wiki



Copyright friendly Image sites When using these images be sure to copy the attribution name:
www.pics4learning.com
Creative Commons
Religious clip art
public domain images
Free images
Free digital photos
Free photos
animal photos
WorldAtlas.com
Free Stock photos
Classroom clipart,illustrations & photos *Excellent site!!
http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/flickrCC/index.php If you want to find photos that you can edit make sure to check the edit button.**
http://www.teacherfiles.com/free_word_art.htm - Free word art generator!



Resources for lesson ideas about copyright
Teaching Copyright
Lesson ideas for elementary students
Cyberbee - for questions & answers about materials found on Web
Read Write Think - lesson for grades 6-8