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Digital Citizenship Redefined
By Larry Magid
Co-director
ConnectSafely.org
Talk delivered at the National PTA
Conference, ...
Evolution of online safety since 1994
Porn
Predators
Sexual abuse images (child porn)
Cyberbullying
Reputation management
...
Of course there are risks in
life, so…
Who can best protect youth?
Or young people themselves?
Ultimately, the best filter runs
between the child’s ears, not on a
device
Protection that lasts a lifetime
Training wheel...
How you treat others affects your risk
* EU Kids Online +Internet Safety Technology Taskforce
“Among those who do not bull...
Avoid Fear & Exaggeration
Encourage honesty, calm discussion & social norming
Caution only works if it’s believable and ac...
Social norms approach
• People emulate how they think their peers
behave
• If people think their friends don’t smoke,
they...
What is a “Citizen”
“A person who legally belongs to a country
and has the rights and protection of that
country”
“An inha...
What is a “Digital Citizen”
“…There is a basic set of rights extended to every digital
citizen.
• Digital citizens have th...
And so, Digital Citizenship includes:
• Access to digital tools in and out of
school
• Respect from others: including teac...
What we do at ConnectSafely
• Consumer education: Parents, teens
and general public
• Resources for schools
• Safer Intern...
Research-Based Tips & Articles
Guides
International & US Policy
• Work with Internet Congressional Caucus
• Work with other non-profits around the world
• Congr...
Safer Internet Day
2014 Theme: Teens and Tech Leaders on Building a Better Internet
ConnectSafely is the designated US Hos...
Safer Internet Day 2014
Youth panel Industry panel
Senator Chuck Schumer
Safer Internet Day Partners
Safer Internet Day 2015
Tuesday
February 10, 2015
In Silicon Valley with
remote participation
from schools across
the coun...
One Good Thing
• Texting a kind message to a friend who
was sad
• Helping a grandparent figure out
Facebook
• Getting a bu...
Thank you
Larry Magid
www.ConnectSafely.org
larry@connectsafely.org
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  1. 1. Digital Citizenship Redefined By Larry Magid Co-director ConnectSafely.org Talk delivered at the National PTA Conference, Austin, Texas June 20, 2014
  2. 2. Evolution of online safety since 1994 Porn Predators Sexual abuse images (child porn) Cyberbullying Reputation management Digital citizenship Security Privacy Resilience & self-respect Understanding not all are equally vulnerable Kindness Thriving – positive outcomes
  3. 3. Of course there are risks in life, so…
  4. 4. Who can best protect youth?
  5. 5. Or young people themselves?
  6. 6. Ultimately, the best filter runs between the child’s ears, not on a device Protection that lasts a lifetime Training wheels for young kids
  7. 7. How you treat others affects your risk * EU Kids Online +Internet Safety Technology Taskforce “Among those who do not bully others, being bullied is relatively rare 8% offline only, and 4% online”* “Youth who engage in online aggressive behavior by making rude or nasty comments or frequently embarrassing others are more than twice as likely to report online interpersonal victimization.” +
  8. 8. Avoid Fear & Exaggeration Encourage honesty, calm discussion & social norming Caution only works if it’s believable and actionable
  9. 9. Social norms approach • People emulate how they think their peers behave • If people think their friends don’t smoke, they’re less likely to smoke. • Same is true with over-eating, excessive alcohol use and other negative behaviors, including bullying* *Assessing Bullying in New Jersey Secondary Schools: Applying the Social Norms Model to Adolescent Violence: Craig, Perkins 2008
  10. 10. What is a “Citizen” “A person who legally belongs to a country and has the rights and protection of that country” “An inhabitant of a city or town; especially : one entitled to the rights and privileges of a freeman.” (Merriam Webster online dictionary)
  11. 11. What is a “Digital Citizen” “…There is a basic set of rights extended to every digital citizen. • Digital citizens have the right to privacy, free speech, etc. • Basic digital rights must be addressed, discussed, and understood in the digital world. With responsibilities as well. • Users must help define how the technology is to be used in an appropriate manner. • In a digital society these two areas must work together for everyone to be productive. ” #7 of the “Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship” by Mike Ribble
  12. 12. And so, Digital Citizenship includes: • Access to digital tools in and out of school • Respect from others: including teachers & other adults • Respect for others • Self-respect • Commitment to community • Freedom to be unique
  13. 13. What we do at ConnectSafely • Consumer education: Parents, teens and general public • Resources for schools • Safer Internet Day • One Good Thing • Blogging, broadcasting and media appearances • Education for policy makers • International work
  14. 14. Research-Based Tips & Articles
  15. 15. Guides
  16. 16. International & US Policy • Work with Internet Congressional Caucus • Work with other non-profits around the world • Congressional testimony & advice • Participate in national & regional forums • Have worked within US states • Participate internationally in Internet Governance Forum & other global forums • Opening Washington DC Office – Fall 2014 Goal is to encourage rational and thoughtful policy that avoids unintended consequences
  17. 17. Safer Internet Day 2014 Theme: Teens and Tech Leaders on Building a Better Internet ConnectSafely is the designated US Host of Safer Internet Day.
  18. 18. Safer Internet Day 2014 Youth panel Industry panel Senator Chuck Schumer
  19. 19. Safer Internet Day Partners
  20. 20. Safer Internet Day 2015 Tuesday February 10, 2015 In Silicon Valley with remote participation from schools across the country
  21. 21. One Good Thing • Texting a kind message to a friend who was sad • Helping a grandparent figure out Facebook • Getting a bunch of parents together and teaching them about how to use social media safely • Creating a pile-on of kindness for someone who was getting harassed or cyber bullied Coming soon: www.OneGoodThing.org
  22. 22. Thank you Larry Magid www.ConnectSafely.org larry@connectsafely.org
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