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esafety and digital citizenship specialist

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22 August 2014

 Smosh, Good Mythical Morning, PewDiePie -- the names may not mean much to you, but chances are your kids are on a first-name basis. Their funny hosts, off-the-cuff commentary, silly antics, and bewildering (to adults) subject matter put them among the most popular YouTube channels for young teens, garnering millions (and, in the case ofgame commentary PewDiePie, billions) of views. In fact, according to a recent survey of U.S. teens by Variety, the top five most influential celebrities are YouTube stars. But information about these personalities' shows -- the content, quality, and age-appropriateness, for example -- isn't easy for parents to find.

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14 May 2013

Managing one's digital identity is a skill and as teachers and educators, we need to be a role model for our students and show them how they can interact with the virtual world and what they should do to keep themselves safe.

The purpose of this guide is to help teachers cultivate a culture of digital responsibility in students online practices.