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Kidsmart: Digital Footprints

Kidsmart: Digital Footprints
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Be Web Aware - Cyberbullying In school ... you don't want anyone to think of you as a "gossip" or someone who says things about other people. Everyone wants to be "nice." You don't have to be nice if you don't want to online. 13 year old girl, Edmonton (Source: Young Canadians in a Wired World, Focus Groups, MediaSmarts, 2004) The Internet has created a whole new world of social communications for young people who are using e-mail, Web sites, instant messaging, chat rooms and text messaging to stay in touch with friends and make new ones. While most interactions are positive, new technologies have given young people a new – and powerful – platform from which to target peers. There is little doubt that cyberbullying, which can be the equivalent of "social death" for many young people, is traumatic. Technology also extends the reach these young people have, enabling them to harass their targets anywhere and at anytime. How kids cyberbully Who cyberbullies and why Cyberbullies Targets Bystanders Tips for parents

When Using Social Media, Beware the Invisible Audience Just one post to a social media site has the power to reach millions. But when we post, most of us are just thinking of, and writing for, a few people — a small audience of family, friends or the people we regularly interact with on each platform. Unfortunately, the “invisible audience” — the people you didn’t know were looking, or who you didn’t know could look — often only reveals itself after an ill-timed, careless or incendiary post blows up in your face. On the small scale, you may have to apologize to a contact or co-worker, or deal with some other type of negative feedback. But a growing number of cases are showing how one careless tweet or Facebook post of questionable taste can lead to far grimmer consequences, including losing your job or becoming the focus of public shaming by a “digital mob” of strangers. “Once you open up that spigot of public shaming, you don’t know what can come out, and you can’t turn it off.” ‘An Age-Old Vigilante Mob Mentality’ Competence vs.

Faux Paw the Techno Cat As a caring educator, you can equip your students to be ahead of the curve and understand early on the intricacies of new media and cybersafety. Students spend half of their waking hours connected to digital devices—impacting their reputations, learning opportunities, and futures. Faux Paw the Websurfing Techno Cat series has been created by a team of leading child psychologists, educators, and law enforcement. Faux Paw’s Dangerous Download Music piracy causes severe economic losses every year around the world. Downloads Faux Paw Goes to the Games: Balancing Real Life with Screen Time Spending excessive time with media robs students of real world experiences and may result in lower grades. Faux Paw Meets the First Lady: How to Handle Cyberbullying Recent research reports that at least 15-35% of students have been victims of cyberbullying, while 10-20% admit to engaging in it. Faux Paw Adventures in the Internet

5P’s for a Positive Digital Footprint Teachers and students learning together in 21st century classrooms are capable of achieving great things. Devices allow students to connect, communicate and collaborate online and publish their work for a global audience. Any content published online will begin to create a digital footprint for each individual. As teachers we have a duty of care for our students. Like this: Like Loading... Cyberbullying - what it is, how it works and how to understand and deal with cyberbullies what is it? :: how it works :: why cyberbully? :: prevention :: take action :: what's the law? Join us for the 2014 StopCyberBullying Youth Summit in New Brunswick on March 22nd, 2014 starting at 8:00am at NBCC Woodstock! Home of "Don't Stand By, Stand Up," StopCyberbullying was the first cyberbullying prevention program in North America. Click here to See Pictures and Videos from the 2013 International Stopcyberbullying Youth Summit Contributions from Montague Consolidated Students for the International Stop Cyberbullying Youth Summit in Charlottetown on November 9th, 2013.

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