Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase
This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.
The Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase is an online resource to aid educators in nurturing school climates conducive to learning. It is organized around five elements aimed at developing a positive learning climate.
Sub-Task 4: Cyber Bullying
The Chatdanger website informs young people about the dangers and methods of keeping safe in interactive areas online, such as chatrooms, instant messenger, online games, email and mobile phones. As noted at the website, "the aim of the site is very much to inform and empower users of these services, so they can use these services safely, and not at all to discourage people from using these services."
This CyberSmart resource provides a lesson plan on online manners, cyberbullying and ethics.
As noted at its website, "The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource that teaches kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet. NetSmartz combines the newest technologies available and the most current information to create high-impact educational activities that are well received by even the most tech-savvy kids. Parents, guardians, educators and law enforcement also have access to additional resources for learning and teaching about the dangers children may face online."
This link is to the text of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The act institutes regulations regarding the collection of data from children online.
As noted at its website, "the Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Cyberbullying can be defined as 'willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones and other electronic devices.'"
This link is to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force website funded by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
This Netlingo.com resource provides a list of acronyms and shorthand commonly used in text messaging on a cell phone, instant messenger chats, blogs and newsgroup postings.
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