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Maybe you’ve already heard? It appears that Facebook is losing its groove. A recent survey of 5,200 teenagers found that while 33% called Facebook their “most important” social network in Spring ‘12, by Spring of this year that number had fallen to just 25%.
Edutopia is one of my favorite websites. Edutopia features some great reads in the field of educational technology and I have included some of its resources here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning several times.
Digital citizenship is " the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use."It is the combination of technical and social skills that enable a person to be successful and safe in the information age.
A Must-See Anti-Bullying Poster Perfect For Classrooms Added by Katie Lepi on 2013-04-25 Bullying is a tough topic.
Bullying is like an epidemic that is spreading all over the map.It is a danger that threatens the safety of our kids and unfortunately schools are sometimes a safe haven of this epidemic. Several students are reported to be bullied in school but now with web technologies and particularly the widespread use of social networking sites a new kind of bullying emerged, one that is way worse than the real one , I would say.
A Creator’s Responsibilities
“This article featured on Stephen's Lighthouse presents a set of links to a series of videos designed to teach kids about Internet safety. Good tie-ins with media fluency and digital citizenship are on offer here, so be sure to check them out.” via Stephen’s Lighthouse
I published this article on my blog on The Huff yesterday;
Children today cannot imagine a world without WWW connectivity. And they crave authenticity because attention is the scarcity of our time. As a society, we are multitasking and distracted by mobile devices, responding to texts and posting and checking status updates around the clock.
Voice Over: Few parents can keep pace with the rapid evolution of digital technology.
Posted by Mrs Kathleen Morris on Friday, October 12th 2012 Last night I attended a presentation by former police officer and cyber safety expert, Susan McLean .
How you act online is important. Not just because everything is stored, backed up, and freely available to anyone with a keyboard.
The last thing young people want is another set of rules. But these days, social media comes with great responsibility, whether you're just starting high school or finishing up college. The fact is, irresponsible social media conduct could potentially ruin your education and negatively impact your career, not to mention hurt others in the process.