Technology is an integral part of our students' lives. Since it comes naturally to them, the dangers involved with using it are often not taken into consideration. This website provides resources to help students use technology safely and responsibly. More information for students, teachers, and parents can be found under the Internet Safety link in the left margin of this page. Safe surfing everyone!
ReThink is a keyboard that can be installed on devices that gives people a second chance to reconsider their messages. It uses filtering technology to determine if the message is offensive and creates a pop-up encouraging the user to rethink their message before posting or sending. You can learn more about it here at rethinkwords.com. It is available for Android and iOS devices and is free.
Want to learn more about Cyberbullying and how to prevent it? Carnegie Mellon University has resources you can use with your students. Click here to visit the website. Don't forget to look at the "Hint Sheets" on the right. They also have a list of "cyber" terminology in their "Cyberpedia". Scroll down to the Cyberpedia heading to access the list. For example, I learned that "flaming" is when someone intentionally posts mean and insulting comments about someone else. Needless to say, NO FLAMING ALLOWED! You may, however, peruse the website at your leisure. Enjoy!
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