This site contains all of the information that educators and parents need to know about keeping kids safe online. It contains games, resources, publications and links to help teach students about internet safety and cyber bullying. Click on the link for parents, tweens, kids, educators, or teens. The site challenges students to learn about the rules of cyber world and find their inner superhero. This site provides wonderful information to educators on a variety of "cyber" topics. For students to fully use this site, they must register (via snail mail). However, many of the informational links are available online with no registration required. Please note the link to their safe search engine was broken at the time of this review, but there were links to other safe search engines. In addition, the site of the week seems to be from 2005. Even so, there is a lot of useful information available at this site for students, teachers, and parents.
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In the Classroom
Share this link on your class web page and/or in a parent newsletter to help parents learn about Internet safety and cyber bullying. Educators use the site as a place to gather information to create a cyber-bullying curriculum. Have your students visit the kids or tweens section and read the articles written by real kids. After reading, have your students choose a topic and write their own article. Replace paper journals by having them publish the articles to a blog sharing their learning and understanding using Site123, reviewed here. This blog creator requires no registration. Alternatively, modify learning by use a Web 2.0 tool like Ourboox, reviewed here, to create an online interactive book. Have students take the quiz to find out if they've ever been cyber bullied.