Internet Safety

As part of the statewide initiative on Internet Safety, each school received a book for teachers to share with students.  The book,”Faux Paw’s Adventures in the Internet” is available for check out at the school library.  

Faux Paw Cover

While doing some research on some additional resources to give you on internet safety, I came across an entire website of materials that support the book.  http://www.ikeepsafe.org/ has a video version as well as a talking book version.  There are coloring pages, a PowerPoint file that you can download, worksheets and quizzes.  The site also has quite a few activities created by the D.A.R.E. project.  The kids section of the site has two games and links to several other well known websites with games.  If you put it all together properly, you could create a great emergency plan for your classroom if you were in grades 1 through 3. 

Some other resources on internet safety that might interest you include:

I will be doing training on the school division’s internet safety curriculum this month.  Most of our curriculum and resources come from the NetSmartz workshop.  You can find information about the NetSmartz at http://www.netsmartz.org/educators.htm .  There are some online games at the NetSmartz Kids site http://www.netsmartzkids.org/indexFL.htm .  

I also have some internet safety resources on My Portaportal:

Please let me know if I can be of any further help as you integrate the state-wide internet safety initiative into your lessons.

Portaportal

Yeah I know…It sounds like Port-a-potty, but it is a great service that you should know about.  Many teachers use this service to create a web based list of favorites that students can access at home as well as at school.  The service is free in fact I have several portaportals myself.  Signing up for the service is easy…Just go to www.portaportal.com and sign up for an account.  While you are there, check out the list of websites that I have bookmarked for the school:

  • Brighton guest sign in is: BrightonES
  • Victory guest sign in is:VictoryES

I also have a portal for teachers to use while teaching use of reference materials, internet safety, search strategies etc.  Guest login for that portal is: MSOTEACHES.  Feel free to use any of them in your classes.  If you would like to have a resource added, just let me know.