Social, legal and ethical issues relating to ICT in K-12 Education


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Hot issues in ICT in K-12 Education from the persepctive of student teachers:


Cybersmart (Aust.)
(also see ACMA
NetAlert.kangaroo.gifhot.gif Australia's Internet safety advisory body.
CyberQuoll. kangaroo.gifInternet safety education for primary schools.
Webwise (Irish).
Watch your Space. (Ireland)
Internet Safety Group (NZ) and (both ).
Netsmart. An interactive, educational safety resource to teach kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet.
GetNetWise. Detailed safety guides and reviews of Internet safety products.
Think U Know. Resources for kids on staying safe while having fun online in chat rooms.
Family Technology.

Legal risks of social networking (Monash Uni publication). It is designed specifically as an educative tool for use in schools:
The Federal Police have a cybercrime awarenss site and factsheets, some specifically designed for teachers and schools:


Office of the Privacy Commission
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
The Australian Banking Association is active in education re identity theft and privacy and general internet security. The most relevant factsheets are here: - some specifically directed to students and parents/teachers


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Stop Cyberbullying.
Beat Bullying.
Cybersmile (UK).
Cyberbullying research.


Smartcopying. (Includes the 'Official Guide to Copyright Issues for Australian Schools)
The Educator's Guide to Copyright, Fair use and Creative Commons. (Australian)
Australian Copyright Council. Has useful information and factsheets for users and creators of copyright materials (including students & teachers!).
Creative Commons. or
Copyright and Fair use for Teachers.

Access and Equity

One Laptop Per Child Program.


Digital Citizenship
Dig Citizenship in K-12

Gender Issues

Girls and ICT (NSW DET).


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