A parent’s guide to internet safety for kids. This guide highlights what are the dangers of a child's faces, cyberbullying, sexual predators, and strategies in keeping your family safe online. A good source to help spread awareness and keep your family, especially your kids from online threats. Not every antivirus offers parental control tools. And while many may offer the service, only a handful actually did it well in our tests. So which ones are best for keeping your children safe?
What are the risks of kids being online?
How do you keep your children safe online?
3 Antivirus programs with the best parental control tools
- Norton Security Premium
- Kaspersky Total Security
- Bitdefender Total Security
Digiworld interactive game
Digiworld is an interactive curriculum designed to help children, aged between 5 and 16, to develop the knowledge and skills they need to navigate the online world in a safer and more enjoyable way. The curriculum features animations, quizzes, downloadable worksheets and an information portal for parents. Developed for Telenor, Digiworld is an international initiative to support young people in developing their digital resilience and to help improve equality of support. The curriculum will soon be available in 12 languages and countries including Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar.
EMELS Media Literacy Tool for Youth Workers
This is a useful tool which includes guidelines and resources to help youth workers develop their own (and other young people with whom they work) media and digital competencies,
Happy Onlife is a game to promote safe and responsible use of the Internet among children and adults. It is a project by Joint Research Centre @European Commission. You can either
download the Happy Online App or play the game online. If you are a teacher uoi can order a free set of game cards from email@example.com
Media Literacy Booster Pack
This collection of resources provided by NewseumED offers tools to tackle eight pressing challenges, from recognising bias and propaganda to leveraging your role as a media contributor. You need to sign up first but once you do, access is free.
Online safety resources
Netsafe which works to support online safety for students in New Zealand launched this collection of resources for Safer Internet Day 2018. On the same page you will also find their very useful Staying Safe Online Guide.
Pinterest on Media Literacy
This Media Literacy page on Pinterest includes 25 different ideas and suggestions for stimulating media literacy in the classroom.
Anne Frank Museum Photos
The Anne Frank museum has released lots of photos that can be freely used in classrooms
EJN 5-point test for hate speech
This infographic has been created by the Ethical Journalists Network (EJN) and although primarily aimed at journalists can also be used by teachers as part of their media literacy activities. The idea behind the infographic is to help navigate through the current media landscape minefield and take into consideration the wider context in which people express themselves. What is important is to focus not just on what is said, but what is intended. It’s not just a matter of law or socially acceptable behaviour; it’s a question of whether speech aims to do others harm, particularly at moments when there is the threat of immediate violence.
MEDEAnet webinar “Conversation with Prof Renee Hobbs”
Prof Renee Hobbs is an internationally recognized authority on digital and media literacy education and Founding Director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, USA. During this webinar, Prof Hobbs will introduce some of her work and research in the area of media literacy.
This webinar was held on Thursday 5 December, 4pm CET and attended by 26 particpants from 9 countries.
To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/conversation-with-prof-renee-ho...