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ERIC Number: ED527891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 176
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-9621-1
Cyber Savvy: Embracing Digital Safety and Civility
Willard, Nancy
Concerns about children's online safety have evolved from protecting them to focusing on encouraging positive social norms, transmitting effective skills, and encouraging students to be helpful allies. In fact, federal law now requires schools that receive funding to educate students about cyber safety. Nancy Willard integrates her expertise in risk prevention, law, and education to provide a collaborative process for teaching secondary students media literacy, safety, and "netiquette." She lays out the steps for school staff to team up with students to build an effective program that will teach young people how to: (1) Keep themselves safe; (2) Disclose and consume information wisely; (3) Respect the rights, privacy, and property of others; (4) Take responsibility for others' well-being when needed; and (5) Respond to inappropriate or dangerous situations. The author's companion website provides access to surveys, stories, and news articles that spark student discussions and support the book's activities. "Cyber Savvy" will show you how to turn techno panic into techno power! This book is divided into two parts. Part I, Teaching Digital Safety & Citizenship, contains the following chapters: (1) Let Them Teach Each Other to Swim; (2) Making Positive Choices Online; (3) The Dangers of Techno-Panic; (4) Targeted Youth Risk Online Prevention & Intervention; (5) Law Enforcement Officers as Instructors; (6) School Staff Online; and (7) Providing Parent Guidance. Part II, Digital Safety and Citizenship Issues, contains these chapters: (8) Cyber Safe Kids; (9) Avoid the Impulse - Remember What You Do Reflects on You; (10) Read With Your Eyes Open - Assess the Credibility of Information; (11) Keep Your Life in Balance - Avoid Addictive Use; (12) Think Before You Post - Protect Your Reputation & Respect Others; (13) Connect Safely - Interact Safely With Others Online; (14) Keep Yourself Secure - Implement Security & Avoid Scams; (15) Abide by the Terms - Act in Accord with Laws, Policies, & Terms; (16) Stay Out of the Garbage - Avoid Objectionable & Illegal Material; (17) Don't Sell Yourself - Disclose & Consume Wisely; (18) Protect Your Face & Friends - Be a Savvy & Civil When Networking; (19) Embrace Civility - Prevent Hurtful Digital Communications; and (20) Cyberdate Safely - Avoid Exploitation & Abusive Relationships.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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