This week I am determined to join some of the final sessions scheduled for the 2009 K12 Online Conference – Bridging the Divide. I visited the site this morning to check the schedule and that’s when I discovered the link to the Digiteens Global Project , another inspiring project facilitated by the ever-inspiring Vicki Davis.
As part of the k12 online conference 2009 and as a conclusion to the Digiteen Project #3 of 2009, students from Westwood Schools will be presenting their top socially connected sites for kids aged 8-12 (and some that they DO NOT recommend.) As part of Digiteen 2009, these students felt that many sites that are marketed to kids aged 8-12 are not appropriate nor safe and set out to review and test the best. They have been blogging and have a twitter account (@socialsafety) and will be presenting live in Elluminate on Wednesday, December 16, 2010 from 12:15 pm-12:45 pm and answer your questions about their testing experiences.
At the conclusion of the student presentation, from 12:45pm – 1:15 pm leading social internet safety expert, Anne Collier will reflect and talk with students about their findings. Backchannel questions will be included in the conversation.”
I’ve been reading Vicki’s blog and following her on Twitter for a few years, but was not familiar with Anne Collier’s work. Based on a quick visit to her Connect Safely website, I’m adding her as a major resource to my Internet safety bookmarks. I’m impressed with her interviews posted to PBS Frontline’s Digital Nation series, and will be adding the links to the 2WebWatchers blog I co-facilitate for my district. I’ll also be sharing the video resources she has posted to the Connect Safely site, such as Larry Magid’s tutorial on privacy settings for Facebook and the Meet the Web Family videos, including Is Kate a Web Addict?: