After watching a youth safety presentation at a middle school yesterday (more info at www.kiwiseminars.com), it was clear that teachers and students don't agree on what's interesting and educational in regards to online safety.

Is it possible to merge the needs and requirements of teachers but at the same time keep kids interested and educated on what's really important (to their savvy level)?

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I am a 7th grade computer lab teacher and really want to redesign my digital citizenship unit. I want to make it more engaging and relevant to my students. I have enjoyed reading the discussions and would love to collaborate with another teacher to create a project based lesson centered around digital citizenship. Anybody interested or have any suggestions for me?
Erin-
I would love to toss some ideas around with you about Digital Citizenship Unit. Contact me.
I would welcome the chance to hear more about your Digital Citizenship Unit for a book I'm writing. Please contact me at: wkist@kent.edu
Research shows that it is the teachers who have got it wrong here, so the first job is for us to educate ourselves about where the real risks lie. Danah Boyd is required reading: try
* Internet Safety Technical Task Force Report
* doing the math on MySpace and registered sex offenders
This is an interesting approach to get teens interested in Internet safety. This article talks about an online safety resource created by Girl Scouts of USA and Microsoft, which allows girls to share online concerns and issues at a peer level and also parents can access the site to get updated on what's going on.

It's the same approach as digiduchess' digital citizenship blog - having the students participate in educating themselves.

Check out the article here:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Turns-to-Girl-Scouts-for-I...

The LMK website is here:
http://letmeknow.girlscouts.org/Media/Press-Releases/Release-1.aspx
The problem is that most of what kids do online or over text is not seen as dangerous or inappropriate by them or their peers. It is too much embedded in their culture - it is too normal to them- how can something that feels so natural be dangerous?
All the more reason to open up the lines of communication with our students or children if you have them. The same rules of "Stranger Danger" apply here. You don't know who is dangerous or not etc.
Good point. I don't think such an approach should be used in isolation. I think it's a good way of maintaining the interest of kids and getting them involved in a topic that might otherwise seem banal. There should always be some facilitating, monitoring, and feedback during the whole process, and also an educational lesson prior and in between. That's why a blog is such a great learning instrument for this topic. It's student-centered, yet the the teacher can facilitate the whole process by commenting and stirring up topics and ideas to be considered. Both parties are very involved in the education process. Also, it's open dialogue and gives the opportunity for students to carefully analyze the situation before the speak.
Thank you for the kind words.
I highly recommend wiredsafety.org and its animated situations. They are great discussion starters.

I recommended them in a PTA meeting as a "homework assignment" for parents to view and discuss with their elementary school children. One nice feature was that the situations show how one could deal with various cyber-problems. Also the site has a call to action of mothers, so this isn't only a teacher-student issue.

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Good Day to you,
I am eager to introduce myself for an Arabic Teacher Position in your organization.
I have listed below my qualifications for the position at your corporation:
·        Hands-on experience for Twenty  years in Arabic And Quran Teaching.
·         Graduated from Al-Azhar University - Arabic and Islamic Studies.
·        TAJWEED Courses.
·        Expert User of MS Office and Internet Aid Teaching Programs (Word, PowerPoint, Skype, Emails) .
 
Additional skills and qualifications are listed in the accompanying resume.
I’m a diligent, loyal and high skilled candidate for a position with your majestic organization,
 
I would very much appreciate an opportunity to discuss with you, and look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.
 

With warm regards,
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With warm regards,
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my skype id is : galal.behwashy11

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