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  • Online Safety Resources For Educators and Parents


    The following resources are intended to teach educators and parents about online safety.


    General Resources 

    Online Safety 3.0 Presentation  created by Anne Collier

    • PowerPoint presentation on online safety. 

    Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Onlinefrom FTC 

    • Good resource about starting a conversation with your child about online behavior.  

    What Kind of Cyber Guide Are You- Take the Quiz from PBS

    • Quiz to see if you are doing enough monitoring of your children online. 



    Parents Guide to Facebook created by Anne Collier & Larry Magid 

    • A lengthy guide for parents about what Facebook is and how to use it.  Good pointers about how to keep your kids safe on Facebook. 

    Facebook for Parents by Common Sense Media

    •  A quick guide to what Facebook is.



    What you need to know about Cyberbullying video by Common Sense Media

    • Short video to help stop cyberbullying. 

    Exaggerating Bullying Could Increase Bullying by Larry Magid in The Huffington Post 

    • Article on the misconceptions of cyberbullying. 

    Cyberbullying vs Digital Dating Abuse from 

    • Article on the difference between cyberbullying and digital dating abuse. 

    Cyberbullying from 

    • A quick guide to what cyberbullying is and what to do if noticed. 


    By providing links to other sites, the Minnesota River Valley Education District does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available on these sites.  


  • International Society for Technology in Education National Education Standards


    Resources based off the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for Teachers (T).  (iste.nets.t)


    1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity

    2. Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessment

    3. Model Digital Age Work and Learning

    4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility

    5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership


    iste.nets.t.4 says to "Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility".  It further outlines what this means:

    a) Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of source.


    b) Address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resource.


    c) Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information.


    d) Develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital age communication and collaboration tool.