cyber issues and social media forsecondary students
where to start......understanding the learners of today, or,our learners, our students...
Digital Learners- Majority do not like to be alone- Enjoy social interaction, just as muchvirtually and online than in person- They are tech savvy
Challenging Times “Our challenge is to ﬁnd ways to teachour children how to navigate the rapidlymoving digital present, consciously and reﬂectively.” Jason Ohler, 2011
Social Media Described“Social Media is like sex when you’re a teenager. Everybody wants to do it,nobody knows how! And then when it’s ﬁnally done, we’re surprised it’s not better!” Avinash Kausjik, Google Analytics Expert, 2009
Social Media REALLY Described... Ofﬁcially, Social Media is an umbrella term used to describe the variousactivities that integrate technology, social interaction and the construction of words, pictures, videos and audio. Wikipedia
Tool or Distraction? Many of us would perhaps agree that schools are split on the value that social media could play in teaching and learning. When in fact, the majority of schools see absolutely no value in social media as aresult of the stigma that social media carries
Developing Digital CitizensSchool is an excellent place to help kidsbecome capable digital citizens who use technology not only effectively & creatively... but also responsibly & wisely.
Social Media, The Net & The Issues That AriseUnderstanding how online actions might lead to harm to self & others includesprotecting your own privacy, respecting that of others Recognise inappropriate online communications and sites e.g adult content
Cyber Bullying Understanding the potentiallydevastating effects of cyber bullying and how it violates ethical principles of personal integrity, compassion, and responsible behaviour.
Sexting Understanding the negativeconsequences of using a mobile phone to take and transmit pictures of a sexual nature of oneself or others.
Copyright & Plagiarism Respecting others’ intellectual property rights and reﬂecting on the legality and ethics of using online materials without permission.
The Challenge... ...for young people today is how to manage their lives in a world where the Internet records everything and forgetsnothing where every online photo, status update, Twitter post and blog entry by and about individuals can be stored forever.
Well... ..strong emotions can be released at the speed of a keystroke but the ripple effects can last much longer ..common for teens to post whatever theyare feeling thinking, or doing whenever the impulse takes them
EU Kids Online Study October 201023,420 Internet users ages 9-16 years old were surveyed... 3 Key Findings- Half of all children said they ﬁnd it easier to be themselves online than in real life. - 48% have Internet access in their own bedroom - 31% have access via a mobile phone or other handheld device.
What Can Schools Do?EDUCATEMODELDEMONSTRATEDISCUSS
Embrace Social Media UseUse it in its simplest forms...- Blogging- You Tube- Twitter- Moodle / Edmodo ...and...
Use It... Yourself...Understand the hype (or at least try to...)Promote it’s use in education (Lone Nut)