The CyberCompass initiative is a townwide response to the unprecedented advancements in technology that have a significant impact on the lives of West Hartford’s children and their families. The mission of the CyberCompass committee, comprised of parents and educators, is to maintain ongoing programs and resources dedicated to keeping kids safe in a wired world. This website serves as a clearinghouse of resources for parents, educators and children to turn to in their efforts to educate themselves, to raise awareness of the advantages and dangers associated with the use of diverse technologies, and to provide age and educationally appropriate guidelines to maximize instruction and prevent children from being harmed in a 24/7 connected world.
5 Essential Facts of Digital Life
News this week....
SaferOnline - Microsoft launched the safer online site to spread the word about online safety and encourage people to "Do 1 Thing" to help make the internet a safer place
Cyber Streetwise is a site developed for the purpose of sharing tips and techniques for protecting your identity and your electronic devices. The site is set-up as digital street that you walk along to learn about protecting your electronic devices, your identity, and digital footprint.
What is a digital tattoo? In short, it is your digital identity. Just like a tattoo, your digital reputation is an expression of yourself. Read more...
Young people and social media: Docs examine pitfalls - (CNN) -- They're called "Generation M2": highly tech-savvy children ages 8 to 18, whose lives are immersed in electronic media.
Get to Know "Google: Good to Know" - Google offers an entire curriculum for students across the grade spectrum, and is an excellent resource for staff and parent training.
Students' social media profiles hurt college admissions - his year, 35% of college admissions officials who responded to a survey said they discovered something on students' social media profiles that negatively affected their admissions to college -- up from 12% who reported similar findings last year.
New Bullying Site released - The best weapon against this problem is awareness. This website is aimed at students around 10-14 years of age, as it is at this age that most children are affected. Students direct themselves on an interactive journey through a detective’s office to learn more about cyber-bullying These young teenagers get to hunt and explore their way through a fun website uncovering clues and information about cyber-bullying and how to recognize what to do.