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Cyber-Safety for Parents: Protecting your Kids Online
Date: November 15, 2011
Presenter: Jeff Ingraham

Technology Specialist ESU#3

Time: 5:30-6:30 pm

Location: WMS, Room 222
8701 Pacific St.

Facebook, MySpace, file sharing, chat rooms, instant messaging, spam email, phishing, etc. What does it all mean for you and your child?

This session puts the spotlight on how parents can keep their children safe while enjoying the immense benefits of technology. It includes information about personal safety online, plagiarism and intellectual property theft, virus prevention, and more. Parents will learn ways to talk to their children about online dangers. One doesn't need to be a "techie" to help keep children safe in cyberspace.

Please register in advance with Nancy Yount at 390-2113 or nyount@westside66.org

Today's session handouts

K-12 Internet Safety Resources

Cyberbullying Resources For Parents

Below are links to websites to provide parents with resources to help learn about the issues surrrounding Cyberbullying.

State-by-State Cyberbullying Laws document!
This is a series of videos looking at cyberbullying.
It is supported by a 24 page teachers guide (teachers_guide.pdf)
The main video takes the perspective of the student being bullied (still fighting it)
The other videos are interviews with:
The site also has further resources on cyber bullying

Video/DVD Resources
Let s Fight it Together. Childnet; Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2007, 7 min.

This film, available via the Internet, was produced in the United Kingdom to help sensitize young people to the pain and hurt which can be caused by cyberbullying.
PRIMETIME: Cyberbullying - Cruel intentions. Howell, MI: ABC News, 2006, 40 min.
Diane Sawyer reports on how cell phones, digital cameras and personal Web sites combine in new ways that seems to encourage and amplify the meanness of teenage behavior.

Filtering Software

Online Resources
Anti-Defamation League

Provides information on in-school workshops and tips for responding to cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying Research Center

Explores the causes and consequences of online harassment; includes fact sheets and resources.
You can also down load a full list of resources from the ADL from

Introductions to Internet Safety:

Cyber-Bullying and Harassment:

A Bit about Myspace: