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For Parents: ConnectSafely

For Parents: ConnectSafely

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Social Media in the Classroom: A Field Guide – TeacherPop We want our students to be good people, good citizens, and good friends. Now, as technology grows more and more present in our students’ lives, we need to teach them how to be responsible internet users, too. After all, we are teaching the next generation of tweeters, texters, and viral video sharers. Twitter & Instagram The idea of tweeting in class may not appeal to some teachers, especially those with a technology ban, but several case studies have proved that controlled use of social media in the classroom is an easy way to boost engagement.

Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum NEW! Learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through choose-your-own-adventure interactive experiences DIGITAL COMPASS - Where are you headed? The only educational game that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future. Bring a blended-learning approach to teaching digital citizenship DIGITAL BYTES teaches teens digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas. Teens learn from peers' experiences then create collaborative projects that voice their ideas for making smart choices online.

Internet Safety and Cyber Ethics - Mr. Green's Language Arts Emporium What is it?Intellectual Property refers to anything that a person creates that can be protected by copyrights, trademarks, or patents. Copyrights cover a large range of tangible and intangible objects like websites, portraits, films, books, journals, music, paintings, poems, etc. With a copyright, the creator has the right to decide if their product can be used and what it can be used for. In the US, a work is automatically copyrighted once it’s in tangible form (meaning once there is a physical copy of the work), which means anyone who publishes anything has copyright ownership.

What is 'Digital Wellbeing'? This is the first of a few posts on digital wellbeing. The term is one I coined - or at least brought into the education space - while I was working on a new Digital Capabillities framework for UK HE and FE (funded by Jisc) in 2015. Here, from the framework, is my definition. To care for our 'digital wellbeing' is to: look after personal health, safety, relationships and work-life balance in digital settings; act safely and responsibly in digital environments; manage digital stress, workload and distraction; use digital media to participate in political and community actions; use personal digital data for wellbeing benefits; act with concern for the human and natural environment when using digital tools; balance digital with real-world interactions appropriately in relationships;...

open thinking » 80+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy Update December 3/09: There has been much interest in this list so I have transferred this resource to a wiki. This post will remain, but I would be happy if others contributed to the wiki version found here. Thanks for your interest in media education. Over the past few years, I have been collecting interesting Internet videos that would be appropriate for lessons and presentations, or personal research, related to technological and media literacy. Here are 70+ videos organized into various sub-categories.

Cyber Safety - Internet Safety Tips To Stay Safe Online : InformED Its always good to be cautious while on the internet. There are people in the cyber world who want to do harm to you or your computer. These are some good tips to keep in mind while you are surfing: Be careful about what you put on the web. 5-Minute Film Festival: Turning Bystanders Into Upstanders Against Bullying This October, for Bullying Prevention Month, empower kids by showing them how one person can make a difference when it comes to bullying. It takes courage to move from being a bystander, who is merely observing cruel behavior, to being an upstander, who speaks up against it. I've gathered some resources for you to help teach the kids in your life to be upstanders instead of bystanders, starting by simply choosing kindness and inclusion. Video Playlist: Become an Upstander Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube.

On What Facebook Knows – An Interview with the Man Behind Facebook’s Personal... Earlier this year, researchers from The University of Cambridge and Stanford University released a report which looked at how people’s Facebook activity could be used as an indicative measure of their psychological profile. What they found was pretty amazing – using the results of a 100 question psychological study, which had been completed by more than 86,000 participants through an app and mapped alongside their respective Facebook likes, the researchers developed a system which could then, based on Facebook activity alone, determine a person’s psychological make-up more accurately than their friends, their family – better even than their partners. The research was widely reported with headlines like “Facebook Knows You Better Than Your Therapist”, stoking the coals of ongoing debates about internet privacy and the all-knowing power held by Facebook.

Accelerating Change: What is 21st Century Media Literacy? Unless you're 50 years old or older, your attention has turned away from newspapers, magazines, TV and radio and shifted toward internet and electronic delivery of content. That attention is directed at such diverse areas as using search to find any of the ONE TRILLION sites in Google's index; reading any of the 2.6M articles on Wikipedia; watching some of the 70M+ videos on YouTube; trying to read even a fraction of the 133M blogs; act as one of the 100M users who log on to Facebook daily; or attempt to follow some of the more than 3M tweets sent through Twitter daily. How can a student possibly think critically about the multitude of competing messages and stimuli generated by that flood of content? How can you teach them to handle it all? Of course, this flood is being generated by both actual media organizations but more often by the audience, formerly known as consumers, who have also become producers of media.

Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner Media Flash-based game Available on Apple and Android app Age group 5–7 years Key issues addressed anruechai - Harrassment and Cyber Bullying By Cheryl GrossEDU64201/15/2012 With the rampant growth of Internet and technology usage, more and more of our youth and young children have access and utilize the Internet and technology tools for fun and education. With this increase comes safety and security concerns for parents and educators alike as to how we can make this access safe and secure as well as a fun experience for our children today. One of the rapidly growing problems that has resulted from increased utilization is cyber bullying. Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Teens share a wide range of information about themselves on social media sites; indeed the sites themselves are designed to encourage the sharing of information and the expansion of networks. However, few teens embrace a fully public approach to social media. Instead, they take an array of steps to restrict and prune their profiles, and their patterns of reputation management on social media vary greatly according to their gender and network size.

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