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21st Century Safety: What Teachers Need to Know

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This section contains the 21st Century Safety courses and lessons that pertain to teachers.


Subject: Internet Safety


  • 21st Century Safety: What Teachers Need to Know
Identifying Dangerous People and Sites
This subject area provides an overview of how to protect teens from some of the dangerous and unpleasant elements they might encounter on the Internet.more... It includes a discussion of how to recognize, avoid, and report dangers such as online predators, cyberbullies, and identity thieves. It also addresses the hazards of inappropriate sites, Internet addiction, online gambling, and the sharing of inappropriate pictures and videos. 
Protecting Computers and Personal Data
This area covers many of the steps you can take to keep computers and data safe.more... It discusses the importance of using strong passwords and features such as firewalls. It also addresses how to protect your personal information while surfing the Web. It includes discussions on avoiding potential problems in online auctions and keeping account data safe while shopping online, as well as how to protect your children while using online games and devices. 
Avoiding Hoaxes and Scams
This subject area discusses some of the hoaxes and scams that you are likely to run into online.more... It covers how to recognize common scams and frauds, as well as how to report them. It also explains how to identify e-mail hoaxes scams and why they are harmful. 
Protecting Children from Online Social Dangers
This subject area covers many of the steps that you can take to keep children and teens safe while online.more... It explains what situations to discuss with them while using online features such as chat rooms, message boards, social networking sites, blogs, and journals. It also looks at how not to unknowingly reveal an identity, as well as how to report any unsafe or uncomfortable situations. The subject area also addresses the potential issues that can arise through the sharing of videos and messages using cell phones. 
Avoiding Download Dangers
This subject area discusses some of the issues that teens can run into when downloading over the Internet or via peer-to-peer networks.more... It explains that downloading files can sometimes lead to viruses and other malware, and mentions steps to take to minimize the chance of being infected with one of these. It covers safe downloading practices, as well as some of the ethical and legal issues of sharing certain files. 
Using Online Resources and References
This subject area covers how you can safely and legally use some of the information found on the Internet.more... It covers plagiarism and the importance of citing any references and provides tips on teaching teens about avoiding unintentional plagiarism. It explains copyrights and the importance of not using copyrighted material without permission. The subject area also discusses paper mills and why using them is unethical and possibly illegal. 
Tools for Teachers and Adults
This subject area covers the tools adults can use to protect young people while they use the Internet.more... It covers monitoring and filtering software that can be used on computers that minors have access to and goes over federal laws that pertain to protecting children and teens' online experiences. It also contains a downloadable and printable PDF document of available online resources for all the lessons within the course. 

Reviews (3)

Basic Member
Great program
Basic Member
This is a great class. I used it with my own family. Children need to know the risks of the internet.
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