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MySpace, Your Campus and You(Tube)

CTAP Region IV Administrator Training

 April, 2008

Handouts & Reference Material

Note: Additional Administrator Resources are available at the CTAP4 Cybersafety Web site.



Activity 1


National Assn of Secondary School Principals: Position Statement on Internet Safety

In recognition of such growing concerns about Internet safety, the National Association of Secondary School Principals has adopted a policy statement with recommendations for educators and policymakers about Internet usage.


Activity 3


Tips for Identifying the source of offensive YouTube Videos

Identify YouTube Source.pdf


Activity 4

Workshop Keynote presentation in pdf format for presenting and the handout for notes.




MySpace Directions

This handout provides screenshots and walks participants through the process of updating their mood, sending a bulletin and viewing a friend's profile.



CTAP MySpace Accounts

Use these accounts to practice the exercises above with workshop participants.



My Space Department of Safety & Security

Find videos, tutorials, safety tips and information on safety settings, Guides for Parents and information about ParentCare, the new software  that lets parents determine if their teen has a safe MySpace profile and validate the age, user name and location by the teen. Great information for your PTA groups to distribute!


Activity 5


My Space Administrators' Guide (Revised, Feb. 08)

The official school administrator guide to understanding MySpace.



Activity 6


Searching Facebook

Tips for finding profiles on Facebook.

How to Find Students on Facebook.pdf

Activity 8


Tips for Identifying the source of offensive YouTube Videos [Handout]

Identify YouTube Source.pdf


Activity 9


Nancy Willard's Legal Brief on Cyberbullying (PPT/PDF)

This presents a concise overview of the legal considerations around disciplinary actions for cyberbullying.



Nancy Willard's Detailed Notes on Cyberbullying, Discipline and the Law



Book Resource: Cyberbullying & CyberThreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Aggression, Threats & Distress

by Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D.

Nancy Willard is Director of the Center for Safe & Responsible Internet Use and a noted expert and speaker on the challenges and legal issues related to technology use in the schools.  Her book helps school administrators analyze and intervene in cases involving cyberbullying or cyberthreats.  She includes illustrative examples, recommendations for practice, and many practical resources. Available through Amazon.com


The Appendices from Nancy’s book are available as a free download from her website. We recommend reviewing Appendix B, School Actions and Options for Cyberbullying Response, Appendix C, Incident Report and Evaluation Form, and Appendix H and I, Internet Use Policies. Her Appendices J & K are also excellent resources for parents and students.


Additional Resource: Administrator's Guide to Cyberbullying

by Scott McCleod, JD, Ph.D. 

If you're a school administrator and have wondered what options you have when dealing with electronic bullying and harrassment, you'll want to view this Breeze Presentation, Administrator's Guide to Cyberbullying.  Scott McLeod is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at Iowa State University. You may already recognize his name from the DID YOU KNOW? video, popularized on the Web.

 Activity 11 (optional)


Adina's Deck: The Cyberbully Film Project

Graduates of the Stanford Learning, Design & Technology Program, Debbie Heimowitz and Jason Azicri have developed an award-winning 30-minute film, website and parent/teachers guide to educate 9-15 year olds about Cyber Bullying.  The program includes a school assembly at your site.  Visit Adina's Deck on MySpace, Facebook or at http://adinasdeck.com




Optional Resource to Share


K12HSN Ed Zone

The California K12 High Speed Network (K12HSN) has developed a comprehensive set of tools to support teaching and learning in California Classrooms. This free suite of tools, edZone, currently includes blogging, videoconference scheduling and a file sharing system where educators can upload videos, podcasts, images and documents. In Summer 2008, the collection will expand to include Instant Messaging, Moodle, Social Networking and moodle.  For more details, listen to the podcast, visit the website or download the brochure. K12HSN_edZone.pdf



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