What is Cyber Safety and Ethics?

Cyber safety is the safe and responsible use of information and communication technologies. Cyber ethics refers to a code of behaviour when using the internet. There are many things to be aware of when engaging in online activities and social networking and it is very important to be aware of what some of these are. Not everyone has the same intentions when using the internet. Please make sure to keep yourself safe when actively engaged online.

Things to consider when getting involved in social networking (highly recommended, 4:44 min.)


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Stay Safe on Facebook

Parents' Guide to Facebook
What is an Internet Addiction?
This resource has been created by the BC Centre for Social Responsibility. It explains what an internet addiction is and goes on to answer good Questions that have been proposed.
What is sexting?
This resrouce has been created by the BC Centre for Safe Schools and Communities. It discusses what sexting is and the laws that are relevant to sexting.
Privacy Pirates: An Interactive Unit on Online Privacy (Ages 7-9)
This is a resrouce from the Canadian Digital Literacy Centre. It provides an interactive unit for teachers on Online Privacy.
Cyber Bullying Education Needs to Begin Early
The link beside is an article that looks t who has digital devices and how they are using them It also provides a pdf on a researach paper related to devices and bullying.
SD 62: Resources for students and parents
This is a compilation of resources from the SD62 website.
RCMP Internet Safety
This resource provides guidelines on how to stay safe when using internet.
Cyber Security
This is a resrouce from the Canadian Digital Literacy Centre. It provides information for teens and parents about potential security issues when using the internet.
Report Cyber Bullying
This is a resource from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. It provides information that it receives from the public (that has been analyzed) as well as resources on how to keep yourself and your family safe while using the internet.
Texting Information
This link provides information on texting: what it is, identifying terms and identifying symbols as well as a large selection of resources for parents and students on a wide variety of topics related to the internet.
YouTube & Digital Citizenship unit
Google has developed a series of 10 lessons on digital citizenship and safety when using YouTube. Interactive and visual.