Websites Worth Visiting

Connect Safely provides tips for "Online Safety 3.0." This link includes the black and white videos of The Webs, a link to the Parents' Guide to Facebook and an amazing collection of articles and perspectives worth reading.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families. This organization provides reviews of movies, games, websites, TV programs and more. Very informative and helpful site.

The Power to Learn: What Parents Need to Know

This website is very comprehensive and includes information on social networking, gaming, cell phones, etc. The Interactive Case Studies included in this website are particularly informative and engaging, especially for our students. Parents should read these case studies; this is a great way to learn more about the online lives of our students in this digital world!

Facebook for Parents

Linda Fogg Phillips has written the book, Facebook for Parents. The book provides a step by step guide for parents, poses and answers questions, and helps parents learn to navigate the world of social networking.

Digital Citizenship

A wiki with lots of information and links about this topic. 

That's Not Cool!
This site is designed for teenagers; it is very informative for parents, as well. The site is designed to help give teens tools they may need for handling digital harrassment. Cell phones, with their built in cameras and texting features are common tools of the cyberbully. The girls love this site! 

WiredSafety.org 

This is the world's largest internet safety and help group. This site has links to TeenAngelsStop CyberBullying, etc.

Articles Worth Reading: 

If Your Kids Are Awake, They're Probably Online - from the New York Times, 1/20/10

Generation M
: Media in the Lives of 8 - 18 year olds - A Kaiser Family Foundation Study, January 2010

Teen Sex Culture and Technology - a timely article written by a Middle School Counselor at Catlin Gabel School.
 
5 Ways to Avoid Media Overload - This article is posted on the Common Sense Media website. Be sure to check out the related articles listed to the left of the main article. 

Also from Common Sense Media: New Facebook Privacy Settings: What Parents Need to Know! Actually, anyone with a Facebook page ought to check out this article.

More Sites and Articles Worth Exploring:

Some of the videos and clips used in the Cyber Safety presentations in Sept. 2009 came from this site. It is engaging and very informative! It has sections for students, parents and educators. Check this out!

Stop Cyberbullying
An informative site for students of all ages, as well as parents, educators and law enforcement.
 
Cyberbullying Research Center
Lists the Top Ten Tips for educators, parents, and teens for dealing with cyberbullying.

CyberBullying
Not sure what 'cyberbullying' is? Check out this video!
 
The Megan Meier Foundation
Read the story of Megan Meier and the effect of cyberbullying on her family.

The Story of Ryan Patrick Halligan
Another story dealing with the aftermath of cyberbullying.

Terror in the Classroom -
This is a four part article written by Ryan E. Winter and Dr. Robert J. Leneway, and published at SchoolCIO.com: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]

And this article: Q and A with Mike Donlin: Standing Up to Cyberbullies
 
While this site has some advertising, it also has a wealth of information from some very knowledgeable sources.

CyberAngels

A program of the Guardian Angels.

Online Security Authority

This website deals with all kinds of online security information - from identity theft, to cyberbullying, to filters and virus protection, etc.
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