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Resources to Support Digital Citizenship

Videos Available From the Media Library


Videos You Can Stream and Download

The Online Video Library provides onlines access to more than 9,000 P-12 videos from Learn360, documentaries from the CBC, and other educational titles from Canadian and local producers.


Teacher Professional Journals Available Through EBSCO

Find online full-text articles on “Digitial Citizenship” published in a number of teacher professional journals, available through EBSCO databases (ERIC and Education Research Complete).


Internet Resources

Provincial School Code of Conduct
The Provincial School Code of Conduct is a document created by the Student Services Division of the Nove Scotia Department of Education and is intended set the context for a safe and productive learning environment by outlining expected behaviours in safe and caring schools.

Nova Scotia Public School Network Access and Use Policy

Government of Nova Scotia Anti-Bullying Web Site

Canadian site includes examples and definitions of cyberbullying as well as strategies to stop it.

Media Smarts
Classroom resources to counter cyberbullying including lesson plans and downloadable support materials for grades 5-6 and 7-9.

Kids Help Phone
A free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth.

Helping Teens Cope
Public Health Agency of Canada website information about helping young people in responding to stressful events.

Informational material for teachers and parents, created by the Media Awareness Network.

HRSB Safe Schools
The goal of Safe Schools at the Halifax Regional School Board is to support schools in their efforts to create peaceful learning environments and to ensure that all students and staff can learn and work in a safe and supportive environment free of concern for personal safety.

Selected key issues affecting education from the Canadian Teachers' Federation.

Bullying : We Can All Stop It
A resource for parents from the Ontario Ministry of Education.

The Canadian Safe School Network
The Canadian Safe School Network offers a number of programs and resources to help you reduce youth violence in your school and community, from brochures and interactive CD-ROM's, to workshops and assembly programs.

Internet Safety
A resource for parents on internet safety.

Online Responsibility
A lesson on online responsibility for grades 4-6 but adapable for junior high. Teacher notes are included on the power point when it is downloaded.

NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the U.S. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

The Australian Government’s cyber security website provides information for Australian internet users on the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information online.

Ofcom - Children and Parents: media use and attitudes report
Research document, published October 25, 2011, provides an accessible overview of media use, attitudes and understanding among UK children aged 5-15. It also highlights the rules, tools and other ways that parents manage such use.