It is scary to read the headlines that kids become victims of crimes, some of them horrific, because of online activity. Kids are naive and susceptible to online predators. Parents must be vigilant in educating their children about online activity and teachers can reinforce lessons learned at home to help kids stay safe.
How can teachers help?
The FTC has great resources for educators to share with students. And they are free! (I know how all of you teachers out there spend your own money on your students–this one is free!)
The resources include topics on cyber bullying, downloading apps, and protecting personal information and teaches these lessons through videos and games that are designed for kids of different ages.
There are educator resources available to elementary, middle school, high school and community educators. They are easy to follow and great tools for teachers to use to help their students.
Check them out on the FTC website here.