Tuesday, October 22, 2013

10 Cyber Safety Videos for Kids and Families

While preparing my lessons for this week, I ran across some great cyber safety videos that you might like to bookmark for later use.  I was really amazed at how many cyber safety videos are out there.  Some are better than others, but here are my top 10 picks.  If the videos don't work in this post, you can click on the direct link posted underneath each video to go directly to YouTube to watch them.



This short 7 minute video is about some rabbits at an elementary school who are using computers. They learn how to use the computer safely.  Younger elementary students might enjoy this video.



This short excerpt from a Disney Education video teaches young children about appropriate behavior online.


This is a two minute music video about Internet Safety performed by a group from New Zealand called the Polkadots.  Younger elementary students would enjoy it, but might not understand all the terminology.



Upper and lower elementary students might like this video about five safety rules to use when online. The video is about 2 minutes long and show how to make a Cyber Five sign to put on or near a computer to remind you how to be safe online.



A fun rap about staying safe online, this video was created by EMC Corporation and RSA. It's around 2 and half minutes long.



This is a short 7 minute video about using manners online...a.k.a. netiquette.  It's from the NetSmartz website.



This fun song, also from NetSmartz, reminds students to Use Your NetSmartz before posting something online.  Even though younger students should not be chatting online without supervision, they often do.  Showing them this video might help them remember what is safe to post online.


Although the title suggests this video is for kids AND teens, I think it's really geared more towards teens.  They will like the fun way the narrator talks about being online.  Video is about 5 minutes long.



This video is less than three minutes long but shows how you can't know for sure if people are who they say they are.  I wouldn't show this to younger kids even though the characters seem geared toward that audience, because children under  13 are not supposed to be on facebook and to me that would send a wrong message.  I think middle schoolers would still enjoy the video.



And here's a great one for families. It's less than 2 minutes long, but has some good information.

Do you have any cyber safety videos to share?  Leave a comment and let us know.  

4 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing, plan on showing some of these during library time!

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  2. Great selection of videos for primary age children. Thank you for sharing. Just a note however, the Polkadots are from New Zealand not Australia as you state above!

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