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Spread the Message: Make the Internet and technology more safe and useful for future generations. Promote safe
and secure use of online technology and mobile phones. Children, educators and parents should review the way we
use technology, think about our online presence and the way we represent ourselves in the virtual world. Support an
annual event to remind ourselves that we need to be responsible citizens in the digital world.

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Plan a Digital Citizenship Event: In honour of this innovative venture,
sponsor a digital poster or online video contest. Posters and videos should
attempt to answer the question, What is Digital Citizenship? with content on
why we need to be good digital citizens and why we should be safe, ethical
and responsible users of technology.

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Seven events or dates to celebrate Digital Citizenship, including links for more information and resources:

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..... Data Privacy Day [January 28]
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..... Safer Internet Day [February 6]
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..... National Cyber Security Awareness Month [October]
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..... Media Literacy Week [November 7-11]
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..... Computer Security Day [November 30]
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..... Online Safety Week [March 14-19]
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..... A Mismash of Ideas...

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Source: Data Privacy Day 2011 @ http://dataprivacyday2011.org/

Data Privacy Day / Data Protection Day [January 28]

"Around the globe, people use powerful technologies and devices every day to improve their lives. Businesses develop software,
build hardware and provide services designed to enhance individual productivity, communications and safety. We have come to
depend on mobile communications, instant access to information, and intelligent services. We are empowered by these
technologies in ways that those who have lived before us could never have imagined. Despite all of the benefits of these
technologies, doubts and worries persist about just how much personal information is collected, stored, used, and shared to
provide these convenient and pervasive tools and services. Data Privacy Day is an international celebration on the dignity of the
individual expressed through personal information. In this networked world, in which we are thoroughly digitized, with our identities,
locations, actions, purchases, associations, movements, and histories stored as so many bits and bytes... – Who is collecting
all of this – what are they doing with it – with whom are they sharing it? Most of all, ‘How can I protect my information from being

Resources and Websites to Visit:
Data Privacy Day http://dataprivacyday2011.org/
Stay On Safe Online: January 28, 2011 Data Privacy Day http://www.staysafeonline.org/blog/january-28-2011-data-privacy-day
CAPAPA: Data Protection Day in Canada http://www.capapa.org/DPD-EducationMaterial.html or http://www.capapa.org/DPD.html
Data Privacy Day 2010: Teens: Prepared Educational Materials for the Classroom http://dataprivacyday2010.org/activities/academic/high-schools/
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: Data Privacy Day 2011 http://www.priv.gc.ca/resource/dpd/2011/index_e.cfm
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".....The Net never forgets. Remember to protect personal data....."

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external image sid_logo11_small.jpgSource: Safer Internet Day 2011 @ http://www.saferinternet.org/web/guest/safer-internet-day

Safer Internet Day [February 6]

This day focuses on "our virtual lives" and globally promotes safer and more responsible use of online technology for young people.
Since the first edition of SID (Safer Internet Day) in 2004, interest has grown tremendously world wide to reach five continents and
more than 70 countries, from Canada to South Korea and Russia to Kenya, including 27 European Union countries.

Resources & Websites to Visit:
Safer Internet Day 2011: The Door That's Not Locked http://saferinternetday.ca/app/en/ or http://www.thedoorthatsnotlocked.ca/app/en/
Canadian Centre of Child Protection http://www.protectchildren.ca/app/en/ or http://www.protectchildren.ca/app/en/media_release_safer_internet_day
Insafe: Safer Internet Day 2011 http://www.saferinternet.org/web/guest/safer-internet-day or http://www.saferinternet.org/web/guest/safer-internet-day-2011-kit
National Centre for Technology in Education: Safer Internet Day http://www.ncte.ie/NewsandEvents/Newsletter/title,19696,en.html
Safer Internet Day: Media Gallery http://www.sidfair.org/web/guest/media
Safer Internet Day Fair Site http://www.sidfair.org/web/guest or http://www.sidfair.org/web/guest/about
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The slogan for SAFER INTERNET DAY 2011 was “It’s more than a game, it’s your life“.

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month [NCSAM - October]

"Conducted every October since 2004, this event is a national public awareness campaign to encourage everyone to protect their
computers. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is a collaborative effort among experts in the security, non-profit,
academic and government fields to teach consumers, small businesses and members of the education community about
Internet security.

We lead Web-based, digital lives. The Internet has become pervasive; we are online at home, school, work, and play. In addition
to the traditional laptop or desktop computer, we now have many more gateways to the Internet. Mobile devices of all shapes and
sizes connect us to increasingly complex and useful tools almost everywhere and at anytime. Even when we are not directly
connected, the Internet supports our everyday lives through our financial transactions, transportation systems, power grids,
emergency response systems and a constant flow of communication, to name a few. This reliance will only increase as digital
technology becomes further entwined with how we live. If we are to achieve the potential of a digital society for robust and widely
available content, community, communication, commerce, and connectivity we must protect the resource that makes it possible. "

Resources and Websites to Visit:
Public Safety Canada: Cyber Security http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/prg/ns/cbr/index-eng.aspx
Public Safety Canada: CSAM Media Release http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/media/nr/2010/nr20101003-eng.aspx
StaySafeOnline.org: National Cyber Security Alliance: NCSAM http://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/about-ncsam-2010
Department of Homeland Security: Cybersecurity, Our Shared Responsibility http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1158611596104.shtm
Educause: National Cyber Security Month 2010 is Here! http://www.educause.edu/blog/vvogel/NationalCyberSecurityAwareness/214533
Cybersecurity Awareness Resource Library https://wiki.internet2.edu/confluence/display/itsg2/Cybersecurity+Awareness+Resource+Library

Stop. Think. Connect. Stay Safe Online
This video, created by EMC Corporation & RSA,
was inspired by the National Cyber Security Alliance's
new "Stop, Think. Connect." public awareness campaign.
It features Jason Wise, an eighth grade Social Studies
teacher and Director of Performing Arts in Roxbury, MA.
His students helped spread the message about safe and
responsible use of the internet in support of National
Cyber Security Awareness Month 2010.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhV93zG8xlA

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Media Literacy Week [November 7-11]

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Canada’s annual Media Literacy Week focuses on the increasing need for Canadians, especially youth, to build digital literacy
skills in a growing online world. Be it newspapers, television, radio, or the Internet, media literacy skills involves being able to
access, understand or produce media content as good citizens in today's information age. "Media and digital literacy are life skills
that should be included in the curriculum along with traditional literacy and numeracy skills."

Blurred Images
Original song by Ryan Miller and students of Brooklands
School in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For more on Manitoba's
contributions to the 2010 Media Literacy Week visit the
Blurred Images Wiki: http://blurredimages.wikispaces.com
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaolTw8PD9Q
Resources & Websites to Visit:
Arthur's Guide to Media Literacy http://www.pbs.org/parents/arthur/lesson/medialiteracy/index.html
Blurred Images: Learn http://blurredimages.wikispaces.com/Learn
Get involved: Ideas for Activities - Media Literacy Week http://www.medialiteracyweek.ca/en/involved_ideas.htm
Media Literacy Week 2011 http://www.medialiteracyweek.ca/en/default.htm
Media Awareness Network http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/index.cfm?gclid=CLiyxaLdvacCFYEUKgodNzlSCA
Media Education Foundation: Handouts & Articles http://www.mediaed.org/wp/handouts-articles

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Computer Security Day [November 30]

Computer Security Day started in 1988 to help raise awareness of computer-related security issues. The goal of the Association
for Computer Security Day (ACSD) is to remind people to protect their computers and information. This annual event is held around
the world on November 30th although some organizations choose to have functions on the next business day if it falls on a weekend.

Resources & Websites to Visit:
CERN Computer Security: Computer Security Awareness Posters http://security.web.cern.ch/security/training/en/posters.shtml
CSD Posters http://www.computersecurityday.org/pstrsmpl.htm
ESL Holidays Lessons.com: English Lesson Plan on Computer Security Day http://www.eslholidaylessons.com/11/computer_security_day.html
53 Ways to Observe/Participate in the Computer Security Day http://www.cybersafe.my/wcsd/participate.html
WikiHow: How to Participate in Computer Security Day http://www.wikihow.com/Participate-in-Computer-Security-Day
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Online Safety Week [March 14-19]
Online Safety Week, a Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation initiative, was created in 2005 to generate awareness with children,
parents and teachers about the risks and issues of being online. This year's theme was Cyberbullying. The Online Safety Week Blog
contains several pamphlets such as Staying Safe with Email and Instant Messages, How Do You Know If a Chain Letter is Legitimate,
How Do You Stop Bullying Out in Cyberspace.

Resources & Websites to Visit:
CEPF: Online Safety Week http://cepfoundation.com/programs/calgary-online-safety-week/
Online Safety Week Blog: Archive http://www.onlinesafetyweek.ca/olsw/OLSW_Blog/Archive.html
Online Safety Week Media Kit
Youthlink Calgary: Online Safety Week http://www.youthlinkcalgary.com/onlinesafety/
Online Safety Week http://www.onlinesafetyweek.ca/olsw/Online_Safety_Week.html
On the Dotted Line - Take the Challenge
Online Safety Week: Safe Surfing in Your Net Neighbourhood http://canada.aol.com/onlinesafetyweek/index.html; http://canada.aol.com/onlinesafetyweek/parents.html; http://canada.aol.com/onlinesafetyweek/educators.html
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"AYT? OMG! RU4R?! JAM...POS. That is the online messenger code for:
Are You There? Oh My Gosh! Are You for Real? Just a Minute...Parents Over Shoulder."
(Source: Calgary Beacon http://www.calgarybeacon.com/2011/03/ayt-omg-ru4r-jam%E2%80%A6pos/)

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A Mismash of Ideas...
Suggestions for Other Events....the dates may be "officially" defunct, but the links are working...


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October is Computer Learning Month: Computer / Technology stores may offer sales.
"Computer Learning Month is a time to try new ways of using technology, to learn new technology products and to share knowledge with
others in your local community about how to use technology."

Homeschool Learning Network: Computer Learning Month @
Geeks on site Blog: Computer Learning Month @
http://geeksonsiteusa.com/blog/?p=415&replytocom=8406 or http://www.docstoc.com/docs/45194364/October-is-Computer-Learning-Month


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Computer Literacy Day/Week/Month
Jefferson Middle School celebrated a Computer Literacy Event with emphasis on computer learning.


To encourage schools, educators and students to explore new ways of using computers and software as tools, sponsor contests and award winners with technology or software prizes.


Plan a CyberCitizenship Day/Week/Month and award certificates ("driving licenses"). Post certificates or driving licenses on
bulletin board or list students completing a Cyber Citizenship Program in school newsletter.
Source: http://learn.apollocc.org/course/info.php?id=95
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Award certificates....at these URL addresses

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