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Digital Citizenship k-6

Digital Citizenship k-6

Cybersmart Tagged What you do online could tag you for life This captioned film contains moving images, a sound track and dialogue. A full copy of the script, including scene descriptions, is provided in a separate file titled ‘Tagged film script’. Gold — WorldMediaFestival Silver — New York Festivals Winner – ATOM Awards When a group of high-school friends post a rumour about a rival it sparks a chain reaction that leaves no one untouched. Developed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Cybersmart program, Tagged is recommended for use with students aged 14 and over. Tagged is supported by lesson plans and compelling character reflection interviews. Daughter ‘Begged’ for Spanking Instead of Mom’s Embarrassing Web Photo May 21, 2012 1:20pm Author ReShonda Tate Billingsley had her daughter post this picture to Instagram. (Courtesy ReShonda Tate Billingsley) At first, it might seem like your typical case of modern parental discipline: A Texas mom has prohibited her 12-year-old daughter from using the photo-sharing site Instagram after she caught the girl posting a photo of herself holding an unopened bottle of vodka with a caption that read “I sure wish I could drink this.” But it’s what ReShonda Tate Billingsley did next that has people buzzing: Billinglsey, a prominent Houston-area author, had her daughter post a new picture of herself to Instagram earlier this month holding a sign reading, “Since I want to post photos of me holding liquor, I am obviously not ready for social media and will be taking a hiatus until I learn what I should (and) should not post. “I thought she knew better, but in her mind, she thought, ‘I’m not drinking, what’s the problem?’” And hurt it did.

Digital Citizenship & BYOD My Colleague Lee Crockett made a comment the other day about BYOD, Bring your own device and Digital Citizenship. He said that the heart of any BYOD program is digital citizenship. And he’s right. As soon as a school starts allowing students to bring their own devices into school, they begin to surrender some of their control of the learning environment to the students. They do not have the ability to dictate and control what applications are or aren’t on the students machines. They can not control the media the student may have on the device as the computer is more than just a learning tool its also the young person social medium and often entertainment center. Schools also lack the ability to search the machine, it is not the schools machine, rather it is the private property of another individual. The boundaries between home/personal use in its varied forms – whether this is homework, social connections, entertainment, games or even inappropriate activities become blurred.

Thinkuknow - home Keeping children safe online and protecting them from sexual abuse and exploitation CEOP's Thinkuknow programme provides a range of free educational resources - films, lesson plans, presentations, practitioner guidance, games and posters - to professionals working with children and young people. Through the use of our educational materials you can help to empower and protect young people from the harm of sexual abuse and exploitation, both online and off. To access these resources you will need to register on the site. Exploited - preventing sexual abuse through education Our latest resource, Exploited, aims to help young people, aged 12 and over, to stay safe from sexual exploitation by recognising the signs. Guidance to schools and other organisations CEOP provides training and education resources for practitioners to use with children and young people to increase their understanding of online safety.

12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media 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. (And we're not just talking kids, either.) We've pinpointed 12 social media mistakes that students should avoid at all costs, because after all, it's never as simple as "be responsible." Please head to the comments below to add your own contributions and advice for young adults on social media. 1. Granted, high school and college students experiment with many activities and substances. Once or twice per year, perform a thorough review of the information and content accessible on your social media profiles. 2. Bullying is one of the most serious problems in schools today. SEE ALSO: Why You Should Talk to Kids About Cyberbullying [INFOGRAPHIC] 3.

Raising good digital citizens At a glance Today's kids need new skills to behave safely and responsibly online. Good digital citizenship follows the same basic rules as good citizenship in the offline world. Filters only prevent some kinds of unsuitable material being accessed via your computer; parents still need to be vigilant. It's important for parents to model good online behaviour – such as courtesy, obeying the law (not downloading something illegally) and protecting yourself. We're always reminding our kids to "pick up after yourself" and "cover your mouth when you cough", but lately many parents have had to add rules like "don't bring your mobile to the dinner table" and more importantly, "don't use my credit card to shop online". We're the first generation of parents responsible for equipping our children with ‘digital citizenship' skills – how to use technology safely and responsibly, and how to evaluate, manage and use the information and tools they find online. Being PC on the PC (or Mac) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Warning: Facebook sites luring women for naked 'selfies' A "selfie" posted by swimmer Stephanie Rice on Instagram and Twitter. Source: Supplied AUSTRALIAN women exposing themselves on Facebook could be exposing themselves to danger in real life. The “selfies” phenomenon involves users posting vanity photos of themselves online often in varying states of undress and sometimes completely naked. Facebook sites have been set up around the country asking young women to post these shots. A top internet expert warns they could expose women to cyber-bullying, that the photos could come back to haunt them in later life, and that it is even possible people could track down where these women live. Some fans of that page hint that they might know the women in the pictures. “This is a pretty big scene and a lot of it doesn’t come out until the media exposes it,” he said. “There are a lot of (selfies sites) in regional Australia. “It can go wrong because the internet never forgets.

What We're Missing with Digital Footprint Most of my students have never heard the term "digital footprint." They have no idea that their online interactions create a permanent ticker-tape telling future employers who they were at eleven or twelve years old. We read briefly about the process of digital permanence and then I allow them move into metaphors. Some prefer "footprint" or "handprint" while others like the notion of "tattoo." However, as we get into the notion of employers "researching" one's digital footprint, I take a different turn from many techies. What does this say about the disappearance of privacy in our world? There is a touch of outrage in the questions. This feels like a stark contrast to so much of the conversation regarding digital footprint revolves around precautionary steps students should take in order to be hired without ever asking whether it is wrong or right to peak into one's personal life in the first place. Brand. Branded. Digital tattoos. But here's the thing: They're kids.

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As this is a NSW Government website resource, it is a reliable and appropriate resource for teaching digital citizenship to upper primary students. by janeschmude Apr 23