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November 15 to 21, 2010

Welcome to the Internet Safety Week Wiki. This site will be used to coordinate and support the BC wide 2010 Internet Safety Week sponsored by the Surrey School District, CUE-BC and CUE-Surrey.

It’s very important to teach the proper skills to kids in regards to the Internet. The Internet can be a useful tool both educationally and socially for kids, but it can also be a dangerous place.

The goal of this project is to educate students, staff and parents about safety and the internet. It is hoped that all will be safer and better protected from the dangers of the internet through education and activities hosted during this week.

In 2007, Surrey developed Information and Media Literacy standards. There are six aspects of Information and Media Literacy: User of Technology, Understanding our role with technology, the Inquiry Process, Communicating, Creating and Thinking Critically. Woven through the standards is the idea of being safe is part of being Information and Media Literate.

Also in 2007, ISTE released their refreshed National Educational Technology Standards - Student (NETS-S). The NETS-S include: Creativity and Innovation; Communication and Collaboration; Research and Information Fluency; Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making; Digital Citizenship; Technology Operations and Concepts. Woven through the standards are concepts like authenticating sources, ethical use of information, and keeping yourself safe.

"Some forms of cyberbullying can be considered criminal acts. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, it is a crime to communicate repeatedly with someone if your communication causes him or her to fear for his or her own safety or the safety of others. It’s also a crime to publish ‘defamatory libel’: writing something that is designed to insult a person or injure his or her reputation." Laws

This wikispace will provide you with resources and links to build your knowledge as Internet Safety is important to our students while in school and the families we serve while in home environments. Please use the resources provided to increase safety and awareness through the curriculum and home/school connections.