TeachingOnline Safety Laura Pantin Sarah Sell Chelsea Mueller
Principles of digital citizenship 1. Digital Etiquette - standards of conduct and good manners 2. Digital Communication - information exchanged, collaboration using the Internet 3. Digital Literacy - the use of technology in teaching and learning, decipher and utilize information 4. Digital Law - responsibility for actions and accountability for using others work 5. Digital Rights & Responsibilities - everyone in a digital world is extended freedom and with that freedom must take responsibility for actions 6. Digital Security (self-protection) - electronic precautions to guarantee safety. http://www.techforteachers.net/internet-safety.html
1. Digital etiquette• Netiquette• Students need to learn standards of conduct online• Manners online are similar to those we use in real life. We cannot over look anything we type.• Students should use appropriate language and images to communicate clearly, be respectful, and treating others the way you would like to be treated.
2. Digital communication• Students need to learn how to properly post information on the internet• Students need to learn how to properly collaborate online with others through the use of Wikispaces, blogs, twitter, etc…• Students need to learn to use appropriate language while on the internet• Students should be aware that what is said online looses its tone inflection, and meaning and therefore can be misinterpreted
3. Digital literacy• Students should learn the appropriate internet terminology • i.e. All caps means that you are yelling.• Students should learn appropriate uses of computer and internet materials• Students should learn how to tell whether websites are appropriate for use
4. Digital law• Students should be held accountable for their actions online• Students should learn to cite other’s work they have found online, even if it is from sites such as Facebook and Twitter• Students should be aware that any fraudulent action, just because it is online does not mean that they will not be caught and receive the appropriate consequences • i.e. downloading music illegally is equivalent to stealing a CD from a book/ record store
5. Digital rights & responsibilities • Create “Safety Pledges” that students can sign at the beginning of the year to be accountable for their actions • Students should follow their safety pledges and contracts • Establish internet rules and be sure that there are consequences for not following them. • Talk with your students openly about what they experience online. The world wide web can be a great place for collaboration and learning so ling as we know how to responsibly.
6. Digital security• “According to a study by Teen Angels of Wired Safety.org, 75 percent of 8- to 9-year olds shared passwords with someone else, and 66 percent of girls, grades 7-12, said they shared their password with someone else.” (http://www.microsoft.com/security/family- safety/childsafety-internet.aspx)• It is important that students feel safe on the internet• Emphasize the importance of keeping your passwords secret• Provide children with ways to notify someone if they’ve encountered an inappropriate website or ad• Teach children about Cyber Bullying: what it looks like and what to do about it.
Internet safety topics• Cyberbullying• Inappropriate content• Online predators/strangers• Scams, inappropriate advertisements, spam• Revealing too much information/privacy• Appropriate ways to communicate/respond/post• Creating a safe username/password
How do we teach this?• Showing videos & advertisements on online dangers• Engaging students in various mini-lesson on each main topic on online safety• Use Brain Pop Videos on “digital citizenship” to begin your mini-lessons• “Have students create a poster using markers or digital tools. Their posters should explain the effects of bullying and/or cyberbullying, how it can be prevented, and/or how to respond if a child or someone a child knows is being bullied” (taken from www.brainpop.com)
• “Share some blogs with the class. Select blogs that vary in theme/subject (sports, animals, music, etc) to explore with students”• “Split the students up into teams of three or four. Provide each team with a set of the 3 x 5 cards. Have each team identify which subject lines indicate spam e-mail and which ones do not. Have the teams report back to the class and then discuss as a larger group how the subject line of an e-mail message can be an excellent indicator of whether or not the message is spam or not.”• Create a class “internet safety” game where students come up with the questions and write them on index cards, play as a whole class or in small groups• Show children in minilesson what good and not so good online conduct and posts look like. http://www.brainpop.com/educators/home/ Great resource for educators in finding lessons on digital citizenship
Tips for safe Internet use• Ensure the students are using privacy settings• Encourage children to not post any personal information such as full names, phone numbers or school name• Caution students about posting inappropriate images or text• Encourage the students to come to you if anything on the site makes them uncomfortable or upset or anything that needs to be reported• Follow any online regulations such as age limit uses
Helpful resourcesVIDEO ON INTERNET SAFETY TOOLwww.brainpop.comhttp://www.brainpop.com/technology/computersandinternet/onlinesafethttp://www.wiredkids.org/educators/use.htmlhttp://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=34991(Livebinders is a great general online organization tool too!)
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