Today's tip is one that I shared with my daughter this weekend - Seven cyber sins: Online mistakes you can avoid. Kelsey has recently joined the social networking bandwagon and I think that one of her biggest problems is that she doesn't read everything she clicks on or where she is going.

 

Sharing this article with her and asking her to read it and share back with me what she learned I think went a lot further than me just telling her what to avoid and how to handle things.  This put the ownership in her hands and opened up a great discussion on being safe online. And if you do go somewhere you are not suppose to go or click on something that is questionable that the best thing to do is be up front and honest.  I can definitly see how a resource like this would be helpful to a classroom teacher as well as any parent.

 

How do you teach your students about avoiding online mistakes?  Do you have any computer rules and policies that are in place to support you and your students? Or do you have any other tips to share about staying safe online?