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Internet Safety

​​​​Using the Internet opens a universe of possibilities and discoveries for students. Recognizing what a valuable tool the Internet is, ​Winnipeg School Division has put together some resources to help parents and teachers in ensuring students have a safe and successful experience using the Internet.​

WEB RESOURCES​​

Child Find Manitoba's "Kids in the Know"

Cyberbullying Videos from NetSmartz - real-life stories and resources for middle and high school students

Cybertip.ca - handles tips from individuals reporting the online sexual exploitation of children

Dangers children ​face online - Dateline MSNBC video (Sept. 25, 2004) A Dateline hidden camera investigation turns the spotlight on Internet predators.

​How to Keep Safe in Cha​t Rooms​ - contents my be blocked on school computers in our Division but site is otherwise available

Internet Safety - A Government of Canada French language site which includes Cyber Security, Hacking, Internet Security for Kids, On-Line Transactions, Spamming and Viruses

Manitoba Ombudsman - Online safety poster

​Media Aw​areness Network​ - In addition to a wealth of media and Internet resources for teachers and parents, this site contains the " Y​oung Canadians in a Wired World " ​research study. This project tracks and investigates the behaviours, attitudes, and opinions of Canadian children and youth (ages 11 - 17) with respect to their use of the Internet.

NetSmartz -provides a wealth of resources to teach safe and appropriate Internet behavior

Social Smarts: privacy, the Internet and you

​"Safety On ​The Internet"​ - preventing Identity Theft

STOP Cyberbullying - a program of Parry Aftab and the Wired Safety Group

Winnipeg Police Service Internet Safety - identifies Internet risks and strategies for protecting children

WiredSafety - is the world's largest online safety and help group

WWW.Cyberb​ullying.ca - Canada's Bill Belsey's web resource 

BLOGS   

​Are You Web​ Aware​? - Blogs - shares blog information, guidelines and a review worksheet

​Childn​et's Blog Safety​ - provides information about blogging and social networking for children, parents and educators including a "Blog Safety" booklet

Kids, blogs and too much information - MSNBC article and video that states that 50% of all blogs are created by teenagers

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