How to Keep Kids Safe

Welcome to episode 296 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. In this episode, Shannon Mclintock-Miller and I discuss current best practices about digital citizenship and online safety for kids.

If you've ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school. Understandably, schools that don't open lines of honest communication with students and parents are the most at risk from turmoil from the online behavior of students. In today's podcast, Shannon and I talk about what schools can do to prevent problems and make them less severe when they happen.

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In this episode, you'll learn:

  • The essential skill every child needs so they can be safe.
  • Why every school should include digital citizenship in their curriculum.
  • How to start conversations about digital citizenship with colleagues who are resistant to including it in the curriculum.
  • The specific dangers of oversharing and how Shannon kept it from derailing her school's 1:1 initiative.

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Today's show has the Episode 296 Listening Guide to help you take notes and to implement what you learn in your classroom. I've also included some of my favorite free digital citizenship education options.

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About Us

Today's Guest: Shannon Mclintock-Miller

Shannon Mclintock-Miller @shannonmmiller is a mom of three wonderful children, a teacher-librarian and a technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources and Cantata Learning, and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium. She is also the Skype Education Ambassador. In 2014, Shannon was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

Host: Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher is a full-time classroom teacher in Camilla, Georgia. Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006  and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world. Read more about her here.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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