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Study: Parents clueless about kids’ internet use


A recent survey by internet security firm Symantec Corp. suggests that many parents are unaware of their children’s internet activity and typically underestimate how often their kids encounter online threats. | Full Story

Facebook, states set online safeguards

Facebook, the world’s second-largest social-networking web site, will add more than 40 new safeguards to protect students and other users from sexual predators and cyber bullies, attorneys general from several states said May 8.
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Schoolboards: net dangers over-rated; bring social networks to school

[Via Tech.Blorge]

The internet isn’t as dangerous as people think, and teachers should let students use social networks at school.

That’s the surprising new recommendation from the National School Boards Association — a not-for-profit organization representing 95,000 school board members — in a new study funded by Microsoft, News Corporation, and Verizon.

Is it important, as Stephen Downes points out to notice those last five words?

But the study was funded by funded by Microsoft, News Corporation, and Verizon – organizations that are not exactly neutral about the outcome.

Surf’s Up: a cross – curricula resource for primary schools

Surf’s Upis a free teaching resource developed by the Surf Life Saving Australia, it provides students with an understanding of beach safety and surf awareness

Banning MySpace – at home

[Via Stephen Downes]

St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic School students were informed recently that under a new school policy, Think First, Stay Safe, the use of will be prohibited at school and at home.

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BBC Plans Online Children’s World

A “safe, secure” virtual world which children can inhabit and interact with is being planned by the BBC in England.
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