critical thinking / homeschool / K-5 Tech training / problem solving / teacher resources / teaching

What You Need to Know about Kidproofing the Internet

How to keep their children safe online is a constant question from parents at my school. They ask about firewalls, filters, kidsafe desktops, nannycams. Should they keep their children away from computers or just off the internet? Do they have to sit with them while they work? No. No. and No. What parents need to … Continue reading

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How to Teach Internet Safety in K-6

The Internet is a wonderful resource for kids for researching school reports, communicating with teachers, staying in touch with friends, and entertaining themselves. They can literally hit a few keystrokes and find out about culture in China, the history of Europe, or take a tour of the American White House. But with that access comes … Continue reading

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29 Steps to Internet Safety for Kids

This is a great list from Deb Ng, founder and former owner of the Freelance Writing Jobs. I thought hard about what she’d written to see if I could add anything, enhance or disagree. Nothing. It’s a great list, as good as any I’ve seen since social media exploded on the education landscape. Read and take … Continue reading

critical thinking / homeschool / K-5 Tech training / problem solving / teacher resources / teaching

What You Need to Know about Kidproofing the Internet

Keeping your child safe online is a constant question from my parents. They ask about firewall, filters, kidsafe desktops. The only solution, truly, is to pay attention to what’s going on. Here’s some guidance from my friend, Coolcatteacher. She says it better than I could: Steps to monitoring for parents to consider: Use a filter … Continue reading