The wide range of concerns related to cybersafety is quite overwhelming.
The Allanah & Madeline Foundation: Cybersafety and Wellbeing Initiative is a great stepping stone to lots of information. It will be interesting to read about the progress of the pilot program that is about to be launched in a variety of Government, Catholic and Independent schools later this year.
There acma: cyber(smart:) site (acma stands for Australian Communication and Media Authority) is another stepping stone to a vast range of valualbe resources. The Libraries page includes a range of downloadable resources and videos for use by Library Staff. In particular the The Cybersmart Guide for Library Staff is packed with much valuable information. And if this isn’t enough information, go check out all the resources available at the Schools GATEWAY where a range of facts, online pages and videos are available. This resource looks excellent!
Cybersmart K-12 Curriculum has a well thought out program that can be utilized across the curriculum. The acronym smart summarizes the range of aspects incorported into this site.
Reading Tania Sheko’s post Whose job is it to teach responsible online behaviour is a great reflection of the complexity of cybersafety education. Her comments about the difficulty of tackling this issue with secondary aged students and the confusing issues of whose responsibility it is to purse education with this cohort is interesting. Apart from that I am very inspired by the fact that Tania is a graduate from the 2008 Web 2.0 program run by SLAV!
Apart from learning much over the last few hours spent exploring these sites, I am pleased that I’ve utlized this blog to take notes and bookmark links. I know that in a few weeks or months it will be great to be able to revisit some of these sites.