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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Internet Safety and Privacy Resources

My classmate Melissa Smith has culled some great resources for teachers/librarians on her blog, LIS 506-Youth Services.   Her posting on Privacy Issues and Youth addresses some really significant issues that librarians today need to become increasingly involved with.

Here are the sites she references with annotations. I'll add the sites themselves to the links below as well:

ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom has created a website to spearhead a privacy revolution.  The website has a variety of tools that include videos, advocacy tips, promotional banners & icons. 

Common Sense Media has K-12 curriculum lesson plans correlated to standards, toolkits, a blog, professional development, videos, reproducible worksheets among other things to help educators and librarians teach about a variety of digital safety topics. 

CyberSmart! Curriculum has a whole host of lesson plans for every grade level related to online privacy and safety issues.
The issue of privacy, safety and who should be teaching these skills is a really important one. Let me know your thoughts on this issue as well. 
Definitely check out Melissa Smith's thoughts. Read the rest!

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