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Online Safety

Nowadays, there are many sources educators can consult to learn about Internet safety, how we are protecting our students while surfing the net, or how we ensure their online safety. I then realized that this "issue" was discussed and taught effectively more than thirteen years ago, when I first started teaching in the United States. Today, more than ever, I have to admit that my experience as a High School teacher in the U.S gave me a vast knowledge of the subject, trained me many years before this topic was arisen in some other parts of the world, mainly in my home country, Argentina.

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Kyle Mawer: Online safety with young learners

Working in a Young Learner Centre and being a techie teacher (we have IWBs and a computer room) means that online safety for my learners is very important. I tell my learners about my acronym N.A.I.L., which stands for

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Only a Game

While browsing a site about online safety, I found this idea for a short play to do with students: http://kidsmart.org.uk/teachers/KS2/drama.aspx. The staging of a play seemed a very interesting activity to try as part of language lessons: there is the use of authentic language, creativity, smart use of technology. The play was perfect for my 12 year-olds. I wrote to the authors, got the full script, three lesson plans and a lot of other help.

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Online safety for young learners

Using the Internet for teaching young learners can be very rewarding, and I do it a lot.
However, there is an issue of keeping young students safe online, which the teacher must address before planning the activities. These are the steps that I have thought so far to take:

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Facebook or Safebook

Last year, I read a very sad story of a school girl who committed suicide because of cyber bullying. As soon as I read the news, I posted it to my facebook wall so that more parents could learn about this and take precautions for their children. I’ve read a couple of posts on the use of facebook and other social networks to teach English. But, I’ve great fears about that.

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Safer children in a digital world

Dear all, As far as I know, my school does not have a specific policy regarding cyber bullying. Does yours? At my school students are not allowed to carry cellphones or any other electronical gadgets. Any cellphone/gameboy/ipad/camera (etc) spotted by a teacher is confiscated and the student disciplined. Students are also not allowed unsupervised access to the internet from school. A teacher is always present in the computer labs with the students. Therefore, cyberbullying is considered "not likely to happen" during school hours.

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KS3/4 ICT - Online Safety

This programme outlines simple classroom activities to help teachers to take practical steps to keep pupils safe online and to increase awareness of the potential dangers of internet usage. (Video)... 

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