Each member of our community has a role to play in helping our young people understand the consequences of questionable online behaviour and a responsibility to model good behaviour in our electronic activities. The District encourages you to explore the resources below and learn more about how we can all be good digital citizens.
- MediaSmarts - Keeping Up With Your Kids Online Activities
- CommonSense Media - Parent Resources; Age-Appropriate Guidelines to Tough Conversations
- MediaSmarts - Parenting the Digital Generation
- Government of Canada; Get Cyber Safe - Teaching Digital Citizenship: It's about how your child acts online
- NLESD Social media Use policy (FIN-502)
- Bullying is NOT Cool!
- Safe and Caring Schools
- Parent Sexting Pamphlet (PDF)
- Student Sexting Pamphlet (PDF)
- Cyber Safe Girl
- Get Cyber Safe
- PrevNet - A Canadian Resource on Bullying
- A Thin Line
- Need Help Now
- The Door that's Not Locked
A general outline of the topics to be covered and the resources being used are found below. For specific lesson plan information for your student, please feel free to contact your classroom teacher or school administration.
|Grades 1 to 3||
|Grades 4 to 6||
|Grades 7 to Level III||
- MediaSmarts.ca - A Canadian, not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Their vision is that children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.
- Privacy Education for Young Canadians - A site available from the youth privacy section of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Here you will find a variety of resources and tools that have been designed for Canadian educators and parents/guardians.
- Commonsensemedia.org - A resource dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice needed to thrive in a world of media and technology.
- Netsmartz.org - A resource provided for parents/guardians, educators and youth from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
- Reallifeonline.ca - An Ontario resource that aims to educate children to be safe and healthy by applying real life behaviours to life online.
- Cybertip.ca - A resource operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, the site's mandate is to protect children from online sexual exploitation.
- Kidsintheknow.ca - A safety program designed to empower children and reduce their risk of victimization with a focus on self-esteem and critical problem-solving skills.
Parents/Guardians who have concerns about inappropriate or questionable online activities should discuss the matter with their children and bring it to the attention of the school and law enforcement.
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