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HI all, I hope you will read this blog by Sylvia on the Gen Yes site. <http://blog.genyes.com/index.php/2010/06/02/eisenhower-school-internet-safety-project/> This is about how some very innovative teachers used students to create messaging for students on Internet safety. Over the summer I am planning to take the materials I have and turn them into resources that can be provided to older students to support the creation of accurate messaging. I really, really think this is the best approach. Teens are likely to be far more responsive to messaging that comes from peers or older students. Sylvia's conclusion with which I am in total agreement: In this school, students learned about Internet Safety AND how to communicate it to others, reinforcing the lessons and making them more relevant. They learned to use a technology tool for an authentic purpose – to teach others and engage the whole community in the complex issues of Internet safety. They learned that they have the power to learn new things and transform their community. They learned that their voice is important and that their parents and community will listen to them if they know their stuff. Nancy -- Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D. Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use http://csriu.org email@example.com --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH