The Internet safey curriculum you're looking for...

As always Common Sense Media is a step ahead of the game with their new classroom curriculum around digital citizenship and online identity. The curriculum can easily be researched by grades K-12 or by eight internet safety topics, it’s available to download in pdf format or can be seen here. See what’s new and relevant for your classroom!

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June 21, 2012

Internet Safety Month is here!

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It's that time of year when many students are preparing to make a mad dash out of the school building and jump right into summer! Although they are taking a break from school, we can be certain that they are not taking a break from online activities.

Summer is the time of year when most tweens have more time on their hands than usual and resorting to technology is not uncommon. Keep in mind that the Internet is mobile for most tweens...on their mobile devices. Since June is...

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April 12, 2012

10 Pins to avoid on Pinterest

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Pinterest is all the rage in the world of social media. Not so sure what Pinterest is? Have you ever seen a photo online that sparked your interest or saw a great recipe online and thought “I’d love to try that one day.”? Well Pinterest is an online collage board that allows users to “pin” random photos and ideas to their boards. You can “repin” photos from other Pinterest users and they can do...

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March 21, 2012

Hunger Games

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If you managed to snag tickets for the sold out movie Hunger Games, count yourself as one of the lucky ones. The movie, which is a spin-off of the popular book series, premiers this Friday, March 23. As expected Common Sense Media gives its reviews of the new release here. It’s definitely worth reading before sending your tween to the theater. Take a look at the

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March 2, 2012

How should schools deal with cyberbullying?

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Cyberbullying has been a huge issue in schools for quite some time now but the issue of how to handle the parties involved is still unresolved. Most schools feel incidents that occur outside of school should not be dealt with through the school. There are some school administrators that will enforce penalties if the incident is somehow disruptive to the learning environment but often that’s not a sufficient for parents or victims. Read the recent

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