As in all communities, online citizenship demands we understand both our rights and responsibilities. Ultimately, our ability to contribute positively to online communities requires our adoption of acceptable behaviour and etiquette.
These sites are intended for parents, teachers and students and will provide you with information on how you can manage your 'digital footprint', make you aware of the risks but also open your eyes to the extraordinary potential that we now have at our fingertips.
There are some real risks that you need to be aware of when you are online. Safeguard yourself and your friends by understanding the issues and knowing how to respond. Access advice on: Balancing online time, Cyberbullying, Online gaming, Sexting, Protecting personal information, Digital reputation and more.
Dos and Don'ts When Using Social Networks
Common Sense Media
"Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives."
Once kids go online, their chances of finding cyberbullies, haters, and trolls is, sadly, quite high. Find age-specific guidelines, videos, and articles to help with tough conversations -- whether your kid is a bully or is being bullied. We answer all your cyberbullying questions, offering age-appropriate advice, school resources, and more from parents and experts.
This is a widely used e-safety website with games and activities to help your students understand how to be safe online. It has been produced by the UK's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
Keeping the web safe for everyone is a shared responsibility. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your family online. Manage your security and privacy and learn how to build good online habits.
Most social media services have a safety centre where you can learn about safe site use as well as report abuse or content that you find offensive. Safety centres provide support as you use the site and can help you to deal with a range of online safety issues, including cyberbullying.
"Research shows that one in five Australian children aged 12 to 17 have been the target of cyberbullying in the past year. The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner can help you make a complaint, find someone to talk to and provide advice and strategies for dealing with these issues."
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Manage your online profiles/accounts easily. When you want to delete an online profile use this site to be directed to the Delete page of 100s of different sites.
"MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Our vision is that children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.
MediaSmarts has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996. Through our work we support adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love."