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Online Safety & Digital Citizenship

I found a great video to share with my 5th graders on online safety. I like to find different resources of digital citizenship and I do use a lot of Common Sense Media stuff, but its nice to vary it a little bit to get a wider perspective. Here is www.watchwellcast.com/ video on online safety.

“Would you ever walk into a giant arena full of strangers and make it rain postcards with your phone number and home address? No? Then what are you doing publishing those details online, where anyone in the WORLD can access them? It’s easy to forget that the information we put on social media is visible not only to our actual social circles, but to our friends’ friends and their friends’ friends…and that creepy guy halfway across the world who you’ve never met. So, today we break down the importance of setting strict privacy settings, choosing strong passwords and other steps you can take to ensure you stay safe online. Good news! Internet safety is easier than you think.”