Digital Citizenship Graphic 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. Just like literacy and numeracy initiatives which provide people with the skills to ' participate in the work force, digital literacy has become an essential skill to be a confident, connected, and actively involved life long learner.' I personally recommend that teachers and educators should, throughout the entire school year, devote special sessions to just teaching students about Digital Citizenship. Students need to learn how to act appropriately while using the net and there are several activities and resources to help you do that with them. Check out this section to access some of these resources. I am also sharing with you today a great graphic on the components of digital citizenship.Try out printing it and using it with your students in the classroom.
Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google At Google we believe in the power of education and the promise of technology to improve the lives of students and educators -- leading the way for a new generation of learning in the classroom and beyond. But no matter what subject you teach, it is important for your students to know how to think critically and evaluate online sources, understand how to protect themselves from online threats from bullies to scammers, and to think before they share and be good digital citizens. Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer. Class 1: Become an Online Sleuth In this class, students will identify guidelines for evaluating the credibility of content online. We are always looking to improve these classes.
— iKeepSafe iKeepSafe would like to thank the many experts who contributed to Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens. Legal Review Center for Copyright Information,attorneys and experts David Sohn, Center for Democracy in Technology Jerry Berman, Founder, Center forDemocracy in Technology; Internet Education Foundation Michael Carroll, Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Information Justice and IntellectualProperty at the American University,Washington College of Law, Creative Commons co-founderand board member Gigi Sohn, Public Knowledge/FCC Pedagogical Review The Education Advisory Board met to review the lessons for teaching methods, age appropriateness, and relevance to the education community. Frank Gallagher, Vice President, Cable Impacts Fountation Michelle Lipkin, Educator Barbara Stein, Director, Partnership for 21st-Century Skills Glen Warren, Teacher-Librarian, California School Library Association
Nine Elements Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. 1. Digital Access: full electronic participation in society. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Respect, Educate and Protect (REPs) These elements have also been organized under the principles of respect, educate and protect. Respect Your Self/Respect Others - Etiquette - Access - Law Educate Your Self/Connect with Others - Literacy - Communication - Commerce Protect Your Self/Protect Others -Rights and Responsibility - Safety (Security) - Health and Welfare If this was to be taught beginning at the kindergarten level it would follow this pattern: Repetition 1 (kindergarten to second grade) Respect Your Self/Respect Others Digital Etiquette Educate Your Self/Connect with OthersDigital Literacy Protect Your Self/Protect Others Digital Rights and Responsibility Repetition 2 (third to fifth grade) Respect Your Self/Respect Others Digital Access
Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when one is using technology. But specifically, it can cover anything from "netiquette" to cyberbullying; technology access and the digital divide; online safety and privacy; copyright, plagiarism, and digital law, and more. In fact, some programs that teach digital citizenship have outlined no less than nine elements that intersect to inform a well-equipped digital citizen. But while there is much talk about the importance of teaching digital citizenship in this information society, not many are sure what that really looks like. Video Playlist: Teaching Digital Citizenship Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. What is Digital Citizenship? More Resources for Learning About Digital Citizenship
Apple outrages users by automatically installing U2 album on their devices whether they asked for it or not Songs of Innocence album was automatically added to iOS devicesIt was added to iTunes Store customers in 119 countriesUsers have taken to Twitter and Facebook to express outrage at the plansOthers have moaned the album is difficult to remove from their devicesReports claim Apple paid the band $100 million as part of the deal By Victoria Woollaston for MailOnline Published: 13:36 GMT, 12 September 2014 | Updated: 16:25 GMT, 12 September 2014 Since the launch of the iTunes Store in 2003, U2 has been a strong, musical ambassador for Apple. So what better way to celebrate the launch of the Irish band’s latest album, than by giving it to every iTunes Store customer in 119 countries around the world? Unfortunately for Apple and U2, many of these customers are not happy the Songs Of Innocence album has been forced upon them – and have taken to Twitter and Facebook to voice their outrage. Scroll down for video And Apple reportedly paid the band $100 million as part of the deal.
THINK Poster The Carnegie Cyber Academy - An Online Safety site and Games for Kids Paedophile Adam Brown groomed a schoolboy on Facebook and made him sneak from home at night A paedophile groomed a schoolboy on Facebook and got him to creep away from home in the middle of the night for a meeting. But Adam Brown, 21 – who changed his name to Logan Brown by deed poll – was caught when the distraught mother of his victim turned detective to trap him. Brown had begun talking to the boy after posting videos of himself online, telling jokes and inviting people to say whether they found them funny. Cardiff Crown Court heard the mum worked nights and left her son and other children with their grandmother. But when she returned on July 3 she found the family’s dog behaving oddly – and when she went to check on the family, she discovered the boy’s bed was empty. She phoned him and he claimed he was just out for a walk. Prosecutor Gareth James said: “She got back in her car, found him and confiscated his phone and later his computer, insisting he gave her the passwords. “The conversation she saw online between her son and the defendant made her feel sick.”
THINK Poster Basic Internet Safety Learning to recognize the warning signs of these risks will allow trusted adults to intervene and lessen potential negative impacts. By acting as a resource, parents and guardians can help make the Internet a safer place for their families. As a parent or guardian, you should stay well-informed about current issues to understand what your children are experiencing on and off the Internet.  Cox Communications Inc. How 'home hackers' spy on you and your children... with YOUR webcam: The shocking evidence that shows how private lives are snooped on and streamed live on web | Daily Mail Online Investigation reveals 'home hackers' are spying on people through webcams Vulnerable devices include baby monitors and domestic security cameras 350,000 such cameras are bought every year in the UK by individuals Many fail to change the default passwords leaving them open to hackers Experts say thousands may not be aware hackers are able to spy on them By Simon Murphy and Ian Gallagher for The Mail on Sunday Published: 21:01 GMT, 20 September 2014 | Updated: 22:49 GMT, 20 September 2014 Security camera footage from inside homes, offices and shops across Britain is being intercepted and broadcast live on the internet – without the owners’ knowledge. A Mail on Sunday investigation can reveal that ‘home hackers’ are easily able to spy on people going about their daily lives through cameras that were installed in homes to improve security. During a two-hour period last week we watched an internet website – available to anyone in the world – and saw footage from British locations of: 1. 2. 3.
Online Reputation Infographic You don't have to be running for president to care about your online reputation. Almost everything you do online is easy to track, especially when you're using social media sites. This infographic shows you how to manage your "e-reputation," perhaps saving you some embarrassment, or even your career. Gathered by digital marketing firm KBSD, it's a treasure trove of tips, techniques and information about what companies and individuals are looking for inside your personal profiles and social information, and what you can do to show off your best side to those who might want to find out unflattering things about you. It's not too late to protect yourself and polish up your online image. So now that you've grown up (you have grown up, haven't you?) Infographic courtesy KBSD, photo courtesy iStockphoto/Yuri Arcurs