Digital Citizenship & Online Safety


Bullying and Cyberbullying

The Anti-Bullying Guidebook
How to Recognize, Prevent, and Stop Bullying in School, at Work, and Online.
Bullying and Cyberbullying
How to Deal with a Bully and Overcome Bullying
Cyberbullying Research Center
A central repository and information clearinghouse for the phenomenon of cyberbullying.
Dealing With Bullying
Information on bullying and tips for dealing with it.
Digizen
Provides information … of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying….
Don’t be a bystander: Five steps to fight cyberbullying
Cyberbullies thrive in contexts of real or imagined power imbalance. To end cyberbullying, we need to ensure power balance. This will happen when bystanders are actively involved.
MedlinePlus: Bullying and Cyberbullying
Facts about bullying, its effects and signs, how to help, and further places to go.
NetSmartz: Cyberbullying
Part of a site dealing with all aspects of online safety, including cyberbullying, identity theft, and privacy issues.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
PACER provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students.
Rosen CyberSmarts: Teens Stopping Cyberbullying
An interactive ebook for young people. (SCC students, check wtih librarian for password.)
Stomp Out Bullying
STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse…
StopBullying.gov
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
TED Talks: Ideas About Bullying (video)
A collection of videos and articlces about bullying.
Teens Against Bullying
Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.
Teens Talk: What Works to Stop Cyberbullying
In our most recent survey of approximately 5,700 middle and high school students from around the United States, we once again asked them to give us their take, in their own words, on what works.
What is Cyberbullying
Set of pages from stopbullying.gov specifically about cyberbullying and cyberbullying prevention.

Digital Citizenship

Common Sense Media
Tips, articles, and research materials on Digital Citizenship and related topics for parents and teachers.
Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information
Ten short (aprox. 15 minute) episodes about navigating the internet to find and evaluate the information you find there.
Digital Citizenship
Do you want to get the best out of using the internet and keep yourself and others safe and healthy in an online world? Use these materials to learn what it takes to become a positive digital citizen.
Digital Citizenship: Using Technology Appropriately
Links to sites and articles on the topic of digital citizenship for parents and teachers. Includes a nice Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship summary.
Digital Compass
An animated choose-your-own adventure interactive, gaming platform, developed with middle schoolers in mind. Students step into the shoes of one of eight characters to experience the twists and turns of daily digital life.
Digizen
The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.
Emojipedia
Are your emojis saying what you mean to say? Is there an emoji for something you want to convey? Check this source to find out.
Google: Applied Digital Skills
From creating documents through research and project management, these free video lessons use Google tools to teach vital online skills.
Harvard Gazette: Trailblazing initiative marries ethics, tech
Computer science, philosophy faculty ask students to consider how systems affect society.
MediaSmarts: Digital & Media Literacy
This section explores many aspects of digital and media literacy: from the basics, to how youth engage with different media, to issues they may encounter, the essays and educational games featured here help you become ‘media smart’.
Microsoft: Discover Digital Literacy
From the basics about what computers are to browsing the web and evaluating content to online etiquette and safety to creating and sharing documents and using online tools, thie free course breaks everything to easy to digest chunks while you learn at your own pace.
NetFamilyNews
Informative blog with news about online issues for parents and others.
Net Manners
All about etiquetter in email (and other digial communications).
Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment
Test your knowledge and skill with computers and standard programs with this set of free online self-tests.
Rosen Digital Literacy
Database articles explore cyberbullying, digital etiquette, career information and preparedness, various digital platforms, and technology’s biggest movers and shakers. (SCC students, check with librarian for password.)
VeryWell: 10 Basic Rules of Netiquette or Internet Etiquette
The rules of etiquette are just as important in cyberspace as they are in the real world—and the evidence of poor netiquette can stick around to haunt you for much longer. Follow these basic rules of netiquette to avoid damaging your online and offline relationships.
WikiHow: How to Be a Responsible Digital Citizen
Understanding and operating according to the concept of responsible digital citizenship helps you respect, educate, and protect yourself in others online.

Identity Theft

FTC – Identify Theft
A one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft from the Federal Trade Commission.
Fighting Identity Theft: A Guide
Links to resources on various aspects of preventing, identifying, and dealing with identity theft.
Identity Theft and Fraud
Information from the Department of Justice, including what to do if you become a victim.
Identity Theft: It’s Bigger Than You Think
An informative Infographic from Angela Myers.
Identity Theft Resource Center
ITRC is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and implementing a comprehensive program against identity theft — by supporting victims, broadening public awareness, disseminating information about this crime and decreasing the potential victim population.
Identify Theft Warning Signs
Identity theft is like cancer. If you catch it early enough then you can mitigate most of the damage, but if you ignore the warning signs until it’s too late then your life just might be ruined. … Keep your eyes open for these warning signs to best protect your money.
OnGuard Online.gov
Provides practical tips … to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: Identity Theft & Data Breaches
Fact sheets, alerts, speeches, articles, and links with information pertaining to identity theft.
Safeguard Your Social Security Number
Do you have to provide your SSN because it’s requested, and if not, how do you know which situations are optional? … Someone illegally using your number can access personal information and apply for and use credit in your name, creating a financial mess that you’re left to sort out.

Online Safety

Be Internet Awesome
To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
Connect Safely
ConnectSafely.org is for … everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web and mobile technology. Here you’ll find tips, safety advice, articles, news, analysis, video and other resources to promote safe and productive use of connected technology.
Get Net Wise
Offers links to recent articles on online safety.
Important Chrome Privacy Tips for Teachers and Students
The purpose of today’s post is to introduce you to some useful Chrome features that can help ‘enhance’ your privacy while browsing the web. (Oct. 2018)
MediaSmarts
Although aimed primarily at parents and educators, this site has information for anyone interested in issues of media and society. Includes a “Media Issues” section with discussion of issues including violence, stereotying, online hate, and information privacy.
Microsoft Security Help & Learning
Information on hardware and software security, password security, identify theft, and more.
My Privacy: a toolkit for young people
We all use the internet a lot in our everyday life. We reveal a lot about ourselves online. And much of our data is being recorded and stored online by others (family, school, companies)….This toolkit will help you answer some of your privacy questions. It has been developed in discussion with young people around the country.
NetSmartz
The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource … for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet.
OnGuard Online
OnGuard Online provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer and protect your personal information.
Oversharing: “Think Before You Post” video
An animated music video about being safe on social media.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
This organization has among its goals to raise consumers’ awareness of how technology affects personal privacy. They have guides on a variety of privacy-related topics including online privacy, identity theft, and other issues.
Stay Safe Online
Information for consumers, parents and children, educators, and others about online safety. Includes a self-assessment quiz.
Stop.Think.Connect
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. Includes materials in varying languagage on the basics of online safety.
Why College Students have a Greater Risk of Identity Theft: Lessons and Tips
College campuses and towns are fertile ground for identity thieves. Read this article to find out ways of reducing the risk. (March 2019)
Yahoo! Safety Center
News, reviews, and information on computer security, including email, passwords, privacy, online safety, and viruses and spyware, among other topics.
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