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Cyber Safety: Ages 9-12

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So, you’re a kid, and you’ve been going online for games and fun and all of a sudden… your teachers start to give you assignments that require you to actually use the computer as a research tool! Get ready… soon you too will be spending hours in front of the computer and WORKING!

Here are a few sites that can help you learn about the wonders of the world wide web.

Stop Cyberbullying

Stop Cyberbullying features a great flash video presentation defining cyberbullying and resources for all ages, a downloadable app called Alex Wonder, Kid CyberDetective, and makes an adventure out of cybersafety. The Alex Wonder app is best for children 8 – 12.

21 Things for Students (The Internet is Permanent)

Super site for creating the awareness in young people that what you say and show online is permanent! Digital posts cannot be erased; you have to be smart about what you are doing because it will follow you your entire lifetime. Visit this site to find out what we mean! (Ages 9 and up.)

Think U Know

Think U Know 8-10 and Think U Know 11-13 offer games and advice for kids (8-10 and 11-13) that teach what is and what is not safe online.

The Carnegie Cyber Academy

At the Carnegie Cyber Academy, cadets complete several training missions in Cyberspace that equip them with the skills they need to be good cybercitizens and Cyber Defenders of the Internet.

Australian Children’s eSafety Commissioner

Australian eSafety government site that provides many useful resources for Americans as well.

Web Smarts

Web Smarts teaches kids what to trust a website and when to avoid it.

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