i-SAFE Internet Safety Workshop
Wednesday, March 28th
for K-12 teachers
Presented by Amanda Graves
Middle School: Amanda Graves’ classroom Room 241
To register email Janetta Garton by March 16th.
Internet safety education is a vital element in the lives of children today. Kids and teens are growing up in the information age, where acts of communication and socialization are quickly becoming more hazardous. The same technology that enables one Internet user to remain anonymous can be used to expose another to identity theft or an unwanted face-to-face meeting with an online “friend.” i-SAFE America has partnered with the Missouri Center for Safe Schools and Missouri’s Regional Professional Development Centers, as well as other school districts and organization nationwide, to teach our nation’s youth how to use the Internet confidently and responsibly. The activities are designed to:
- Empower students to recognize techniques used by predators to deceive them
- Empower students to refuse requests for personal information
- Provide students with the tools they need to respond assertively
- Encourage students to report suspicious or dangerous contact
Join i-Buddy on his adventures as he introduces students to key concepts of safe and responsible Internet use. Lessons engage students in age appropriate, hands-on activities to ensure that our youngest learners get a basic background on Internet safety including: 1) a comparison of their physical community to the cyber community and 2) basic safety issues involved in Internet communication
Working to empower students through self-management techniques is the goal of teachers of secondary school students. This curriculum focuses on cooperative learning and peer-to-peer discussions, while High School students assess today’s important issues through web cast inspired discussions, debate and other youth empowering activities. The integrated activities enable students to understand and apply Internet safety ideals to current hot topics items such as: Internet Safety, Internet Security, Intellectual Property Theft, and Internet Community.
Consider these facts:
- 1 in 4 children/teens, ages 10-17 have been exposed to unwanted sexual material online.
- 1 in 5 children/teens under the age of 17 have received unwanted sexual solicitations online.
- 1 in 33 children/teens have received an aggressive solicitation to meet somewhere.
- 49% of online solicitations are not disclosed.