Considerations for protecting identities


Students choose an e-name or nickname to protect their true identity eg trogger instead of Thomas and use this for their online work
User names and email addresses should be as for school computer usage where protection tends to be most secure.
Some ideas for an image ID
  • use MS Paint to create personal image, crop it, save it as a jpg file and keep this for the computer ID image. Some choose to use the school photo and paint over it so much that they were unrecognisable.
  • goto www.weemees.comwww.weemees.com and create a weemee image (note this may be blocked at some schools as is has a chat room element)
  • goto www.voki.comwww.voki.com to create a video computer image that will talk and can be embedded in blogs, wikis etc.
  • also see the link to avatars on this wiki
Great online video sites for teenagers
intro to what it takes to thrive in the 21st century http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=66ce488946e40d8b4694
http://www.nsteens.org/videos/index.html
http://www.netsmartz.org/
http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=eab5d895aa3023fe78b9 teenag internet safety
http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=fa98e23149cf8e1bee57
More bookmarked sites at http://del.icio.us/njtechteacher/internet_safetyLesson plans to download and student activity sheets at http://www.cybersmartcurriculum.org/lesson_plans/download_grade.asp
For children
**http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=764c8e3a691fa2b3a321**
**Great list of cybersafety sites** in 'nobody knows your a dog' from the blogwalker
4.org/cybersafety/
A blog post that talks about safety in the home, and re the role of parents in all this. http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2008/04/10/a-common-sense-approach-to-internet-safety/

Cyber bullying avoidance http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2008/2/14/cyberbullying-guide-as-promised.html
How one school in England tackled it :http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=526710&in_page_id=1770
Why we need to allow students to use the technology and teach them
Further resources

Victorian Education Channel http://www.education.vic.gov.au/teacher/Global/podcasting.htm
The ABC Radio National Edpod http://www.abc.net.au/rn/edpod/
Internet Content Rating Association http://www.icra.org/
ThinkUknow http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Childnet International http://www.childnet-int.org/
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre http://www.ceop.gov.uk
Get Safe Online http://www.getsafeonline.org/
For parents
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/learning.now/2008/02/questioning_the_notion_of_onli.html

A great squorl list from Pam Thompson Cyber safety