Living Life Online


We’ve all heard about the pervs online. And we know about people killing themselves because they’ve been picked on online. Yadda yadda, blah, blah, blah. Heard that, done that.

But do you really know about the pervs? Do you really know what you sound like online? You could really hurt someone, just making a joke. And the pervs know you “know it all” – and they’re ready for you!

What’s your tech personality? And what gives with sexting (is there a safe way?) Can you really spot the bogus emails and ads that loot your email, then brick your phone?

You may not know it all, after all! Living Life Online will be an eye opener.

Additional Library Resources:

Cyber Bullying Hot Topic
Identity Theft and Fraud Hot Topic
Connect Safetly
Save Teens
Keep Safe

Useful books :

Avoiding predators online 
Gaming : playing safe and playing smart
Sexting
Using the Internet safely for seniors for dummies

Logged on and tuned out
What in the world are your kids doing online?

 

Brain Teaser – Let the games begin!


Test your knowledge of the summer Olympic games. Need help? Use Credo Reference Online.

1. The organization responsible for the Olympics is called the IOC. What do these letters stand for?

2. How often are the summer Olympic Games held: every two years, every four years, or every six years?

3. The first modern summer Olympic Games were held in 1896 – in which Greek city?

4. Which black American athlete enraged Hitler by winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin?

5. At the Olympics’ opening ceremony, do the host country’s athletes come first or last in the parade?

6. At the 1972 Olympics, members of the organization Black September took nine Israeli athletes hostage. The Olympics were held in which city that year?

7. Tarzan won three Olympic gold medals in 1924 and two more in 1928. What was his real name?

8. This year’s Olympic Games will be held in the United Kingdom. Is this the first, second, or third time that they have been held here?

9. Which Jamaican athlete won the 100 metres and the 200 metres in the 2008 Olympics?

10. In 1980 and 1984, rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union resulted in each country boycotting games hosted by the other. In which cities were these Olympics held?

How did you do?

0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!

Questions set by Tony Augarde (www.augardebooks.co.uk)

Question #8 In what year did Team USA win its only gold medal for baseball in the Olympics?


Play Step Up to the Plate by answering this question:
In what year did Team USA win its only gold medal for baseball in the Olympics?

Find the answer in Student Resources InContext.

Are you a target for domestic violence?


It’s not always men wearing sleeveless undershirts. And it’s not always mousy, frightened women. Who’s at risk? Is there a way to avoid or prevent it? Learn more about domestic violence, aka intimate violence, aka family violence in Profile of Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Large Urban Counties. And don’t be a victim!

Additional Library Resources:

Community Services Hot Topic
Mayo Clinic on Domestic Violence against Men
Mayo Clinic on Domestic Violence against Women
Mayo Clinic Child and Family Advocacy Center

A safe place for women
Beyond bruises
Violent partners
Behind closed doors

Question 7 – What stadium’s debut was delayed six days because of the sinking of the SS Titanic?


Play Step Up to the Plate by answering this question:
What stadium’s debut was delayed six days because of the sinking of the SS Titanic?