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Facebook Etiquette & Privacy for Dummies

Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated: 2009

"An overview of Facebook etiquette and privacy." -

Digital Citizenship: Breaking the Culture of Mean

Rapid City, SD, Technology & Innovation in Education: 2010


This DVD provides the skills and insights educators need to help students navigate their way out of a dark world of meanness where cruelty among our nation's adolescents is accepted, sometimes encouraged. In this world, bullying is no longer confined to school corridors or city streets. Cyberbullies launch attacks through cell phones, computers and other digital devices. - ""

Growing Up Online

PBS Video: 2008

"MySpace. YouTube. Facebook. Friendster. Nearly every teen in America is on the Internet every day, socializing with friends and strangers alike, "trying on" identities, and building a virtual profile of themselves - one that many kids insist is a more honest depiction of who they really are than the person they portray at home or in school. In "Growing Up Online," FRONTLINE peers inside the world of this cyber-savvy generation through the eyes of teens and their parents, who often find themselves on opposite sides of a new digital divide. A generation with a radically different notion of privacy and personal space, today's adolescents are grappling with issues their parents never had to deal with: from cyber bullying to instant "Internet fame," to the specter of online sexual predators. FRONTLINE producer Rachel Dretzin investigates the risks, realities, and misconceptions of teenage self-expression on the World Wide Web." - Frontline Website

Cruel Intentions

Robbie Gordon, Dianne Sawyer, ABC News: 2007

"The teenage years have always been tough--but digital technology has raised the dangers of the social battlefield to a whole new level. This ABC News program reports on how cell phones, digital cameras, and personal websites encourage and amplify the frequent cruelty of teen behavior. With the help of an experiment conducted by Brigham Young University child development researchers, the program analyzes the behavior of a group of teenage girls as they use online verbal innuendos and emotional attacks to vie for attention and create a social hierarchy. The program also looks at the difficulties parents face in monitoring what kids do on the Internet." - ABC News

Student Resources

The Netiquette Edge

Judy Jennings, Phil Vandiver, Learning Zone Express(Flims): 2007

"Teens in this video find out about technology manners when they set up a ballroom dance club. They learn the steps to the swing, tango and salsa. In the process, they also learn the steps of the new netiquette. By applying good manners to the Internet, cell phones, iPods and other gadgets, they can keep in touch without losing the personal touch." -

How to be a Cyber Surfer

Derry N.H., Chip Taylor Communications: 2006

Cyber Surfer Dude and his Cyber Surfer Sister take kids through the basics of using the Internet, answer frequently asked questions, and provide tips for safe and happy surfing. In each segment the two surfers and a cast of friends perform amusing skits to help children understand the dos and don'ts of surfing the Internet. The 10 segments include: E-mail Privacy; Don't Believe Everything; Netiquette; Mystery E-mail; Glossary; Flaming; Strangers; How the Internet Works; Weasel Words; Protecting Identity." -

Connected! for Students: Digital Citizenship, Cyberbullying and Internet Safety

Discovery Education: 2010

"What is digital citizenship? Students will learn about appropriate behavior when using email, social networking sites, instant messaging, and chat rooms. They will also consider the impacts of texting, sexting, and virtual worlds on their lives. Teaches students about bullying on the Internet, as well as through cell phones and other mobile devices, and considers ways to prevent cyberbullying and what to do if it is encountered. Discusses some of the dangers found on the Internet and offers tips for staying safe online, covering issues such as phishing scams, identity theft, and cyberpredators." -

Cyber Safety

Charlotte Angel, Kyle Boyd, Cambridge Educational (Films): 2007

This program warns students about their vulnerability when they explore the cyber world. Discusses how to take precautions and how an irreversible virtual footprint can be used against them. -

The Safe Side: Internet Safety

Anger Clark: 2006

"Join Safe Side Superchick as she finds herself in laugh-out-loud situations that spoof Lizzie McGuire, The Crocodile Hunter, and Fear Factor." -

Internet Safety: Pitfalls and Dangers

Discovery Education (Film): 2008

"Just like safety rules at home or in a public place, it is essential to follow precautionary measures while using the Internet for chatting with friends on social network sites, shopping online, or browsing for information. The program raises awareness of common dangers in cyberspace and offers suggestions for avoiding and dealing with these problems. The presentation wraps up with a review and quiz questions." - Discovery Education

The Safe Side: Internet Safety: Hot Tips for Cool Kids

Safe Side Co.: 2006

Learn about internet safety with the help of Safe Side Superchick and her goofy sidekicks. -