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Time Activity Handout or Link

 8 am

15 mins



Introductory Overview:

Adrienne and Linda will briefly talk about our project and the work we've done with Safe School Planning and School Law Enforcement Partnership. One of our outcomes for today is that you will be able to work with your regional SLEP coordinator and assist with their trainings if desired.



Have CTAPers create their own training wiki by copying and pasting ours into their own page. They can be modifying their training wiki as we go through the workshop.


Note: You will probably need to arrange in advance for your training location to unblock the sites used during the training like MySpace, Facebook and YouTube.


Before participants come in, have all tabs open on all machines:

  1. website with resources: www.ctap4.org/cybersafety/
  2. workshop agenda: http://ctapcybersafetyschooladmin.pbwiki.com/
  3. hands-on play: www.myspace.com

Pass out posters at beginning and briefly discuss resources.



Activity 1

Opening Activity:

Read article from NASSP.

Point out research statements as a good overview. Point them to recommendations at the bottom.


Explain how we've done this in the past, but skip for this training:

Have them choose the recommendation that is their top priority by either using PollEverywhere, another tool, show of hands, or a paper poster. Discuss results as a whole group. Point out the importance of all recommendations.

Share the learning outcomes for the day.






















NASSP Board Position Statement

on Internet Safety.


















5 mins.

Activity 2

Show Video clip from Frontline "Growing Up Online," to set the stage.  Use 2nd chunk, A Revolution in Classroom and Social Life (show only from 4:59 to 9:04 of the video).

Frontline "Growing Up Online," 


10 mins

Activity 3

Say, "So Frontline focuses on a New Jersey high school, let's see what our kids locally are posting. This is not about learning to use YouTube, we'll get to that later. This is just a sample of what are own students are posting."


Show local examples of videos and content that students have posted on YouTube forums.  These are our examples.  You can substitute your own. Also demonstrate how to figure out who posted the video while they follow along with the handout.


1. YouTube video -- Middle School Classroom clip  (Great example of mis-use.  Done during class time without substitute teacher's knowledge. Keep this one, it's great!).


2. YouTube video -- Granada High School clip
(Kids filming themselves rapping on school grounds during lunch and posting their content).


3. YouTube video --Campolindo Cheerleaders (Excellent example of how much work kids are willing to put into this - and as an example of a YouTube channel built around common interests).


Here are some examples from our nation:

4. Beaten Florida teen report (This one has since been removed from YouTube due to a violation of their policies but would still make a good discussion point that YouTube does listen to reports from other users about inappropriate content- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DJ3V2XrvqM


5. Beaten Baltimore teacher - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyslYXjOLJs


Tips ID Offensive YouTube Videos




5 min

Activity 4

With the Keynote present a brief introduction to social networking and MySpace. Participants follow along taking notes on the pdf of the Keynote. Share our working definition, and the iKeepSafe overview. Use the new iKeepSafe and MySpace tutorials and show, "Your Teens Profile."  http://www.ikeepsafe.org/PRC/videotutorials/myspace/index.html


Keynote PDF




10 mins

Activity 4 continued

Demonstrate your own MySpace page. (Here's  Adrienne's)

Then demonstrate the assignment they will be doing after they login: updating mood, sending a bulletin, clicking on a friend's profile (Ziggy) and sending them a message. They follow along with a handout.


MySpace Directions





15 mins.

Activity 4 continued

Activity: Assignment in MySpace

They login to MySpace with our accounts and do the following:

1. Update your mood

2. Send a bulletin

3. Click on a friend in your list to view their profile and then send them a message 

4. Search for someone.


MySpace Acounts



10 mins.

Activity 5 (social networking continued)

Administrator's Guide to MySpace

Point out relevant sections and have them highlight their guide: browse and search features (p. 5), contacting MySpace (section C, p.8), getting a false profile taken down (section D, p.8-9), Threats (F p.10), , cyberbullying (p.10-11), also how to save a web page to your desktop (K, p.14), school forums (p.12-13), and the hotline phone number 888-309-1312.

Handout: Admin

Guide to




15 mins

Activity 6

Let's take a look at another social network.

Demonstrate what FaceBook is. Talk about groups and searching for groups.

Demonstrate how to search for a school. 

Also, show the help page and how to lodge a complaint.
Refer them to the CTAP Web site section for Resolving disciplinary problems.
See: http://www.ctap4.org/cybersafety/sn.htm

On the workshop wiki, it's located at:


If they want a login, they could use:

Login with: ctap4@jimfreese.com  password: pokemon

If time, have participants login and try searching.


Searching Facebook



10 mins.

Activity 7

Administrator Resources Online

(Note: At this point participants feel a little anxious and overwhelmed so it's a good opportunity to show them where everything covered is posted on the website). Say, "Relax, we are going to show you where you can find many resources for resolving issues that may arise for any of the social networks or YouTube. If you think you're not getting something; it's all here. You will have some time to explore them later, but for now, I will show you where they are."

Demonstrate the Administrator Resources on our CTAP website.



Demonstrate Diigo here as well.

Diigo_DigitalCitizenship.pdf  AB


10 mins



9:45 am

25 mins

Activity 8

Tour YouTube.  Show examples of positive/educational videos


  1. "YouTube has struck deals with major universities, creating dedicated channels from which schools can distribute their media content. Not surprisingly UC Berkeley, always at the digital forefront, has taken the lead and launched an ambitious channel with over 300 hours of videotaped courses and events" including UC BerkeleyUSC and Northwestern.
  2. National Geographic has over 685 videos on YouTube.
  3. Edutopia (George Lucas Fdn) has a YouTube Channel.


Activity:  Assign them to locate an educational video and perhaps one of their school.  Share out information.


Review process for sleuthing who posted the video and contact info for getting videos taken down. They follow along and sleuth on the videos they've found.


Tips ID Offensive YouTube Videos



20 mins

Activity 9

Discipline & Legal Issues

Introductory disclaimer: "We are not lawyers but have worked with Nancy Willard and Tom Hutton, recognized legal counsel in this area.  No one yet has all of the answers to cybersafety law, but we'll share our understanding.  We hope to bring in Tom Hutton to address legal issues in the Fall. We'll keep you posted."


All but one of the lawsuits have been regarding excessive discipline of an administrator who was impersonated or denigrated by a student using MySpace or another site. And in all but one of those, the disciplinary action was overturned in court.


Recommendation: In situations where a student is targeting an educator, seek informal resolution and do not impose excessive, formal discipline. Encourage the educator to pursue civil court actions (identity theft, libel and so on).


Give them Nancy Willard's handout, "Responding to Cyberbullying," and have them highlight salient points.

Guide them to Nancy's appendices B & C and give them a chance to read and comment.


Consider using MySpace accounts to post bulletins with their comments.


Willard Legal Brief (ppt/pdf)


Willard: How to Respond to Cyberbullying and Not Get Sued


Activity 10

Introduce the CTAP website and CyberSafety PPT.


Show them the CTAP Cybersafety site from the cyberbullying perspective.


Note that the general cybersafety powerpoint accompanies the threads of the poster, is an excellent tool for educating staff and parents, and is available for download. There is an additional power

Point focusing on cyberbullying. 


Take them back to Admin and AUP resources.

Give them time to explore the administrator resources and to be  prepared to share out something they found that was useful.

Activity 11


Adina's Deck movie trailer info is left in here because the production team will come to your presentation anywhere in the State. They do school assemblies on Cyberbullying that involve showing a movie and generating a discussion. They are always well-received at our workshops.  Nice way to end the training.  They live in San Mateo County but are willing to travel throughout the State.  Web address is:  Adina's Deck.


If not Adina's Deck, consider sharing one of the asterisked resources on the cyberbullying page or give them more hands-on time to explore our site.



K12HSN EdZone, Evaluations, ListServ

You may choose to mention these here.


Recommendation to join the Diigo Group on Digital Citizenship







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