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Safety Online

Welcome to a new school year! As part of your digital citizenship, it’s important to understand the responsibilities of being safe and making good choices online.

Before we talk about Internet safety, it’s important to know what our Internet habits and safety understandings are. Would you please complete this survey?

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Now that you’ve completed this survey, we will discuss the relevance of these questions and use that to jump-start our own discussions about the issues and safety online. After your discussions, please come back and share your thoughts with us.

What did the questions in the survey or in the discussion get you thinking about regarding online safety?

Do you think students are doing everything possible to stay safe online?

Note: Survey questions were part of the iSafe curriculum.

Category:  iSafe     

Cyber Bullying

What types of bullies are there in the physical world? How are those the same and different from bullies in the online world?

See this site.

What would you do in this scenario:

Tracie loves to send instant messages after school. However, yesterday she got some IMs from a person who was threatening her. The IMs said that just because she had lots of friends and acted all nice, it didn’t mean she was safe. This really frightened Tracie. What should she do?

Category:  Digital Citizenship ,iSafe     

Digital Dossier and your Digital Footprint

It is very important to understand that you have a digital dossier, or digital footprint, and what that means.

Please click to read Digital Dossier, written by Mrs. Bliss’ 5th graders.

Here is a great video called Digital Dossier by DigitalNatives, that Mrs. Bliss’ class watched during the Edublogs Student Blogging Challenge #3 about your digital dossier:

Building a positive and safe digital dossier is important. Your digital dossier stays with you forever, even after you are deceased. It stays with you, even if you delete something you regretted posting.

Your digital dossier can affect your future. It can affect whether or not you get a scholarship or a job. It can affect what people think about you and what they know about you.

What does your digital dossier say about you?

How can you build a positive and safe digital dossier?

Category:  Digital Citizenship     

Internet Safety: The good, the bad, and the ugly about the Internet

In the following presentation, you will discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly on the Internet.

You need to be aware of the bad and the ugly on the Internet, in order to stick with the good.

What did you learn?

How will knowing the bad and the ugly help you focus on the good of the Internet?

What questions do you still have?

Category:  Digital Citizenship ,iSafe     


So far you’ve learned a few of the basics for being safe online. Let’s create some “Guidelines” to follow and to ask others to follow so we can stay safe.

Task: Our class blog needs guidelines for appropriate and safe online behavior. Your task is to create those guidelines.

Resources: Here are examples of  guidelines:

General Procedure:

1) Which of the resources are our favorites? Why? What makes them effective?
2) Based on the above discussion, create criteria for what makes effective guidelines.
3) Collaborate to write our own safety rules and guidelines.
4) Panel Presentation: Present your blogging guidelines to CCJH teachers and students. Allow them to decide which one should be adopted for the school (but of course teachers may customize it for their own classrooms).

Timeline: Your teacher will set the timeline with daily goals. Mrs. Watanabe suggests:

  • Part of one class exploring the six suggested sites above.
  • Part of one class discussing what makes effective guidelines.
  • Part of one class creating the Google Form with the guidelines to vote on. (One form for everyone).


  • Safety information is addressed, such as screen name and personal information.
  • Clear and easy to follow guidelines, so it makes sense if you haven’t taken Cougar Life.
  • Original wording (use your own words) and share what website gave you that idea.
  • Collaborate with your group to create guidelines for CCJH.


  • How will these guidelines help others know how to be safe online, especially if they’ve never heard it before?
  • How does creating these guidelines help you think about your online behaviors?

 Idea originally published at wwwatanabe, which was an adaptation of a post by the Edublogger.

What questions do you have about creating CCJH Guidelines?

Why is this important for CCJH to publish Guidelines for all students, teachers, and families?

Category:  Digital Citizenship     

Online Identity

In this lesson, we will focus on your online identity. Specifically, we’ll look at your screen names, passwords, and you’ll make some guidelines and safety resolutions.

What did you learn about screen names and passwords?

Why is it important to think about those things?

Category:  Digital Citizenship ,iSafe     


Based on class conversation, the majority of the students did not know what the several of iSafe PreAssessment questions meant.

What are you curious about with this topic?

Category:  Digital Citizenship ,iSafe     

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