Links and Reference Materials

There are many resources available for teachers to help further your own knowledge of Internet Safety and to assist you in broadening the learning of your students.

The following is a list of additional online and hard copy resources organized by topic and appropriate grade.

Online Resources


Media Awareness Network: Passport to the Internet, Instant Pigeon Module
(Grade 4, 5, 6)

NetSmartz, Real Life Stories - Feathers in the Wind, You Can’t Take it Back, Broken Friendship (Grade 5, 6)

NetSmartz, Real Life Stories - Keisha’s Crime
(Grade 6)

NetSmartz, Real Life Stories - Angela’s Experience
(Grade 5, 6)

NetSmartz, NSTeens - Cyberbullying: Terrible Text
(Grade 6)

Power to Learn: Cyberbullying: Not Just Name Calling
(Grade 4, 5, 6) 
WITS Program – More Resources

WITS Program – Helpful Links

WITS Program – Cyberbullying Links

COMMUNITY RESOURCES - Canada's National Tipline for Reporting the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

Kids Help Phone

Provides toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling to young people. Includes details of the helpline number and the ability to post questions online


The Door that’s Not
Canadian Centre for Child Protection
(Grade 5, 6)

Media Awareness Network, The Second Adventure of the Three Cyber Pigs
(Grade 4)

Power To Learn: Social Networking
(Grade 6)
(Grade 5,6)

ThinkuKnow:  Cyber Café
(Grade 4,5,6)


NetSmartz: Real Life Stories - Tracking Teresa
(Grade 5, 6) 

NetSmartz:  Julie's Journey
(Grade 6)


Media Awareness Network, Jo Cool or Jo Fool Cyber Tour
(Grade 6) 


Kids in the Know, Zoe & Molly Online 

Media Awareness Network, Privacy Playground: The First Adventure of the Three Cyber Pigs
(Grade 4)

Media Awareness Network, Reality Check! Evaluating Online Information

NetSmartz:  NSTeens - Post-to-be-Private
(Grade 6)

NetSmartz:  NSTeens - Offline Consequences: Profile Penalty
(Grade 6)

Power to Learn:  Get Certified
(Grade 4, 5, 6)
Power to Learn:  Digital Permanence
(Grade 6)

Power to Learn:  Keeping Personal Information Private
(Grade 5) 


Cyber Bullying Survey (2008)

Cyber-bullying: Our Kids’ New Reality A Kids Help Phone Research Study of Kids Online

Enough is Enough: Internet Statistics

Interdisciplinary Response to Youths Sexting: Recommendations from the Youth Online Safety

Kaiser Family Foundation: Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year-olds (2005)

KINSA: Surf Smart Survey Results (2008) (Positive findings)

McAfee Cyber Dangers Survey (2008)
(survey can be requested via email on this page)

Media Awareness Network: Young Canadians in a Wired World (2005)

PewResearchCenter (2010)
Statistics Canada: Child Luring through the Internet (2009)

Survey of Internet and At-risk Behaviors (2008)


Webcam Safety
(Grade 5, 6)   

Print Resources


MacEachern, Robyn, and Geraldine Charette. Cyberbullying: Deal with It and Ctrl Alt Delete It. Toronto: J. Lorimer &, 2008. Print.

Willard, Nancy E. Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Aggression, Threats, and Distress. Champaign, Ill.: Research, 2007. Print.

Jakubiak, David J. A Smart Kid's Guide to Online Bullying. New York: Rosen Group, Incorporated, 2010. Print.

• Other books in the series:
Avoiding Online Predators; Doing Internet Research; Internet Privacy; Playing Online Games; Social Networking Online

Sommers, Michael A. The Dangers of Online Predators. New York: Rosen Central, 2008. Print.

Connolly, Sean. The Internet and the World Wide Web. Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2010. Print.



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