Digital Safety and Security

  • What is the most important step we can take in terms of ensuring our digital safety?

The most important step that we can take as educators is to model and teach the students how to ensure safety for online usage and to teach the students the responsibilities as digital citizens. As educators we need to ensure that students are fully aware of the rights and responsibilities of digital citizens and we also need to ensure that they are following them and applying them.

  • What strategies can we take to help our students consistently keep digital safety in the forefront of their minds?

The best strategy is to practice each day as necessary, remind the students as necessary and repetition of the responsibilities as necessary. Each day educators can model digital safety until the students can grasp the concept of online safety.

In addition I created an account with delicious.com with digital safety and health websites and tags:

Delicious.

Websites for digital safety and security for kids, teenagers and parents:

http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/for-parents/raising-digital-citizens

http://blogs.mcafee.com/executive-perspectives/11-steps-to-improve-your-personal-digital-security

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety

http://www.teachinctrl.org/

http://www.safekids.com/teen-pledge-for-being-smart-online/

http://www.thehotline.org/2014/02/talking-to-teens-about-digital-safety/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10770309/Digital-natives-how-to-keep-teenagers-safe-online.html

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