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.
Be Internet Awesome - Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world.
Canadian Centre for Child Protection - Helping Families, Protecting Children.
MediaSmarts - Canada's Centre for Digital Media and Literacy.
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 Chat 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 Awareness Network - In addition to a wealth of media and Internet resources for teachers and parents, this site contains the " Young 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.Cyberbullying.ca - Canada's Bill Belsey's web resource
Are You Web Aware? - Blogs - shares blog information, guidelines and a review worksheet
Childnet's Blog Safety - provides information about blogging and social networking for children, parents and educators including a "Blog Safety" booklet
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