and "capacity building" that can enhance the effectiveness of school leaders in the establishment of formal process that guide their schools to success. Participating school leaders will receive strategies that can transform the traditional reactive nature of leadership into proactive leadership.…
ng innovative methodologies to add the arts and creativity in to primary schools as a key component of every school subject. The webinar will introduce the project, that we are now completing and how schools can get involved with using the project themselves.
18.00 UK 19.00 CET 20.00 BG/TL…
ress, location, email address, school name, phone number, date of birth, or real age.
-Ask children to only use gender-neutral screen names like Rocker41.
-On social networking sites, make sure they know only to talk to people they know in real life, restrict access to their profiles, and make use of available privacy settings.
-Never accept unsolicited email, files, photographs, videos or attachments from online strangers.
-Parents should Google their children to see if there are any negative references posted on the Internet.
-Understand the social networking sites children use by registering for your own account on MySpace, Facebook, Bebo etc.
-Tell kids to never share their passwords with anyone, not even friends.
-Ensure kids understand that what is published or said online today, may come back to haunt you in the future.
-Tell kids to not say things online that they would never say in person. Let them know Internet activities can be traced, located, and punished.
-Tell kids never to fill out questionnaires or surveys unless approved by parents.
-Let kids know that if they are being harassed online, it is imperative to notify their parents.
-Tell kids to notify a trusted adult if there is something online that makes them feel scared or uncomfortable.
-Keep the lines of communication open. If you're a parent, know what's going on in your child's social life.
-Insist that your school include an Internet Safety curriculum.
-Insist that your school has anti-cyberbullying regulations in place.…
ing personal information and posting inappropriate images of themselves on social networking sites like Facebook.
It’s important for parents to set basic rules and boundaries about internet use just as they would for any other household activity, such as watching TV.
Parents can set the rules by creating or utilizing a youth parent contract like this one, to make sure everyone in the family is taking an active role in internet safety, and so kids understand that if any breach of the contract occurs, privileges such as internet use can be taken away.
In developing a contract, parents should become familiar with the places their children are going online. They should also encourage open communication about what their kids like to do online by promoting the internet as a family activity.
Topics you may want to include in your contract:
- Where your computer and internet are allowed in your home
- A plan outlining the maximum amount of time allowed on the internet per week
- Emphasis on never opening an e-mail or instant-message from someone you don’t know
- What personal information should never be given out
- The importance of an anonymous email address for social network and chat accounts
- Emphasis on the lines of communication being open without judgment
- Guidelines on the type of image and video content allowed to be uploaded
- An agreement not to meet a stranger without a parent’s permission
- What sites are on and off limits (pornographic and gambling)
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" and from
my point of view, I find that this is taking keyword blocking way too
far. Do you
think blocking the word 'Gay' is justified in this case? Or is this just
another sign on homophobia in our society? You can find the
full article here.…