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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters
” credit=”flickingerbrad/Flickr It’s becoming less and less effective to block students from websites. When Los Angeles Unified rolled out its one-to-one iPad program, administrators expected to be able to control how students used them both in school and at home. But, not surprisingly, kids are resourceful and students quickly found ways around the security, prompting the district to require students to turn over the devices. Students live in an information-saturated world. Rather than shielding them from the digital world, many agree the most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters. “If we are not teaching the kids to use the web as a vehicle for enhancing learning and teaching them to be the filter, that’s a dereliction of duty.” A key to making sure good practices stick is to teach research skills when kids need them. [RELATED READING: Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know]

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/10/teach-kids-to-be-their-own-filter/

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