Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Cyber Safety Website for Teachers and Students!

Windmill game
Internet Safety is a BIG part of educational technology.  There are many resources to check out when developing lesson plans. 
I ran across this site the other day.  FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge—and it was developed with the assistance of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and with the input of teachers and schools. It is EXCELLENT!  Anyone can use the site, but it is geared towards grades 3-8.  There are 6 grade-specific "islands" that the students visit and explore. Students are introduced to various aspects of cyber security through games, videos, and other interactive features.  After that is complete, they are given an online exam.  Here is more information about the site:  http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2012/october/new-cyber-safety-website-for-teachers-students/
The site itself:  https://sos.fbi.gov/