A Great Resource – NetSmartz

Looking to find great digital citizenship lessons? Try NetSmartz. NetSmartz is a non-profit organization run by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Their mission, as stated on their website is “NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates“.

The website has a series of  great videos on a variety of topics. One video has been used by the 21st Century Team as a part of the CODE Project. The video is called “Your Photo Fate”.

The NetSmartz website offers a variety of supports for parents and teachers including a comprehensive internet safety presentations available for download. There are also presentations caleed the Teen Volunteer Kit, Encourage Tweens and Teens and Teach Younger Children. You can access these downloads here.

NetSmartz also contains a series Tip Sheets available for download. The Tip Sheets introduce a variety of topics such as CyberBullying Unplugged, Gamely Safely and tween_tips_2011.

The NetSmartz website is a great place for teachers and parents to begin when considering Digital Citizenship.


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