Cell Phone Safety For Kids

The Wireless Foundation , the National Crime Prevention Council and Weekly Reader have created a brochure titled, Get Wise About Wireless -Cell Phone Savvy.  It was  produced to help kids develop good judgment in digital communication—and to be good citizens online, on the phone, and in person.  Cell phones and the Internet provide us with instant access…
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Living Life Online

Information and activities are from the NIE tab, “Living Life Online” produced by the NIE Institute in cooperation with the Federal Trade Commission. Parents and teachers often talk about helping you stay safe, online and off. They try to teach you to think critically about what you see and hear, and make sure you have…
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Anti-Bullying Resources

Bullying in schools is a key focus of the Obama administration. The President hosted the first-ever White House Conference on Bullying Prevention and has dedicated $132 million of the 2012 fiscal budget to grants to combat bullying. The Administration also compiled facts and resources about bullying that can be accessed by visiting StopBullying.gov. Thinkfinity.org offers…
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New Magic Treehouse Website

Fans of the Magic Tree House book series will love the new website where you can make a wishlist, play games and even get questions answered from author Mary Pope Osborne. The site, at www.magictreehouse.com, is the online home for Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House series, created by Random House Children’s books. Mary Pope…
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Cyberbullying And Spreading Rumors

Cyberbullying is one of the fastest growing, and most dangerous, kinds of bullying. Cyberbullying is defined as willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones and other electronic devices. Recent research has shown that cyberbullying leads to negative emotions such as sadness, anger, frustration, embarrassment or fear all of which have…
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