INTRODUCTION• The following are a range of suggested activities and discussion topics for your Year 9 class. Please feel free to adapt as needed.• The Tech Angels will come and see your class to promote „The big digital citizenship competition‟ in Week 4. Every Year 9 class is being asked to design a Digital Citizenship poster campaign based on one or more of the topics outlined below. Entries will be due in end of Term 2.
ARE YOU BEING A SAFE AND SUCCESSFULDIGITAL CITIZEN? Activity: Brainstorm what ‘being a good Digital Citizen’ means to them
DEFINING DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP• A digital citizen is someone who is able to understand and fully participate in the digital world characterised by technical and social skills that enable a person to be successful and safe in a digital world. Activity: Come up with a txt or “kid speak” definition for Digital Citizenship
THE EPSOM GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOLDIGITAL CITIZENSHIP CONTRACT• When enrolling at EGGS you signed the Epsom Girls Grammar School Digital Citizenship contract which is a policy designed to ensure safe and successful use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at all times. This is a policy that encourages our students to be safe and successful digital citizens.You have agreed to:• “be a safe user whenever and wherever I use that technology be responsible whenever and wherever I use technology and support others by being respectful in how I talk to and work with them and never write or participate in online bullying.”• This includes forwarding messages and supporting others in harmful, inappropriate or hurtful online behaviour report to an adult if I feel unsafe or uncomfortable online or see a friend being unsafe or being made to feel uncomfortable by others.
NEED HELP?If you:• need help online• are not sure what I should be doing on the internet• come across sites that are not suitable• someone writes something you don‟t like, or makes you and/or your friends feel uncomfortable or asks me to provide information that I know is private• you feel that the welfare of you and/or other students at the school is being threatenedTell a parent, teacher, dean, guidance counsellor, a peer support leader orany adult you trust.
SHARING PHOTOS AND VIDEOSTagged (warning this is 18 mins long, but worth watching!)
TAGGED RESOURCES – THERE ARE A LOT!Watch the FilmLesson plan – backgrounder (PDF 887KB)Lesson plan – slideshow (PDF 1.8MB)Teacher resource - middle secondary (PDF 771KB)Teacher resource – upper secondary (PDF 844KB)Student activities – middle secondary (PDF 656KB)Student activities – upper secondary (PDF 705KB)Download the Poster (PDF 548MB)Have a look at resources above and pick one or…
TAGGED –DAMAGING YOUR DIGITAL REPUTATIONWhat is a digital reputation?Like any other form of reputation generalised view of a person‟s identity, beliefs, opinions„Digital‟ simply refers to the evidence of your interactions, comments and behaviours onlineA digital reputation is as real and important as your general reputationHow long does a digital reputation last?What you say, do and share online is there foreverIt can be impossible to completely „delete‟ or hide postsActivity: How did the characters in Tagged damage their digital reputations?
REMEMBER…• Only take photos and record sound or video when it is part of a class or lesson seek permission from individuals involved PRIOR to taking photos, recording sound or videoing them (including teachers) seek written permission from individuals involved PRIOR to publishing or sending photos, recorded sound or video to anyone else or to any online space be respectful in how I talk to and work with others online and never write or participate in online bullying seek teacher permission before uploading any content to public websites
KNOWING THE LAWThe wording of the new act says it:• “provides rights owners with a special regime for taking enforcement action against people who infringe copyright through file sharing”• It is quite specific because it only applies to infringing material (protected by copyright) which is uploaded or downloaded via file sharing applications or networks.• There are two concepts there – first, the material has to be infringing, second the infringing material has to be file shared.Activity: Show them the poster!
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?Get into small groups to discuss one of the following scenarios:• You found the car picture you were searching for, but on top of it was a naked lady!• Someone keeps messaging nasty and upsetting comments about you and/or your friends on your mobile phone and/or online.• A person you have met online asks you to give them your full name and phone number and suggests you meet. What if you have chatted with them for a long time?• You are sent a message which has been forwarded by someone else. It has embarrassing comments/image about someone you know.• A game online will only let you play it if you give your name, address, phone number, date of birth, etc.• In an online space/chat someone suggests you all exclude or block someone you know.• Your friend has an online profile published (not set to private). You can see their personal details and photos. Other people you know are in the photos.• A friend tells you about a great site where there is „free‟ music to download.
THINK BEFORE YOU POSTWatch Think before you postActivity: Discussion Questions• Who can access photos of you online?• What are your privacy settings on Facebook, Bebo etc
CLASS RULES• Activity: Create a class set of rules or values for being a model Digital Citizen to display on the wall.
YEAR 9 DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP COMPETITION• All class are being invited to enter „The big digital citizenship competition!‟ Each class will design and create a poster campaign about one or more topics covered during the Digital Citizenship training. You can create one poster, a series of posters of a video campaign. Your campaign must be submitted to the Tech Angels by the end of Term 2. Activity: Design a Digital Citizenship campaign
REFERENCES1. http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/tagged/2. http://www.netsafe.org.nz/the-copyright-infringing-file-sharing- amendment-act-what-schools-should-know/3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w4_Hrwh2XI&feature=related4. Department of Education, Victoria, Australia
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