Explore important topics in Internet use at school or at home. These guided, multimedia activities allow you to examine issues affecting schoolwork, class papers, entertainment activities and online safety.
An understanding of the wonderful world of wireless will help the young people avoid any pitfalls that may arise from using laptops, smart phones, and PDAs.
And if they are going to be using wireless technology it doesn't hurt if they understand how it works.
Social Networking: Don't Give Yourself Away It's very popular for young people to meet and connect online at sites like MySpace.com. However, an awareness of the risks and steps for being safe can ensure a positive experience with social networking. Don’t give yourself away!
Digital Permanence: Forever is a Long Time These days, what goes up online, often stays online. It may not be where it was initially posted, or in the same format, or it may disappear and resurface somewhere else – even though it’s digital, it can still be permanent. Ensure that what you post won’t get you in trouble or affect the online impression you make.
Cyberbullying: Not Just Name-Calling Harassment and humiliation take on new forms in Cyberspace. Learn about the consequences, actions and reactions of using cell phones, the Internet and other digital devices to bully one's peers.
Misinformation - Truth or Spoof? With no central authority or librarian to help students separate valid information from junk online, assessing the credibility of a site is an important part doing internet research.
Fair Use - Beg, Borrow or Steal? Understanding the fair use exemption to copyright law is critical for students who routinely mine the Internet for digital media for class projects, research papers, and other educational purposes.
Keeping Personal Info Private Establishing basic guidelines for Internet use is the first step in ensuring students' online safety. Learn what information should and shouldn't be shared online and appropriate interaction with online "friends."
Music Downloading - Paying the Piper Educating students about the legal and ethical aspects of illegal downloading offers the best opportunity to minimize the ethics gap which allows otherwise law-abiding kids to break the rules.