Digizen

Digizen is a website run by the UK Childnet International charity.

digizen

[it] provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people’s online experiences and behaviours.

Specific sections cater for teachers, parents and students and interactive websites and games introduce topics (for parents) include:

  • what you need to know
  • social networking explained
  • evaluating social networks

and more. Well worth a look.

Chatdanger

Another website that uses real life scenarios to work through reactions and options to cybersafety issues is chatdanger.

chatdanger

Developed by the UK charity Childnet International, chatdanger covers:

  • mobiles
  • chat
  • email
  • messenger
  • games

With quizzes, facts and safety tips, it’s well worth the few minutes it takes to work through the different scenarios.