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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?

~ by Tracy Watanabe on November 9, 2011 .

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