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  • 12 th year teaching in Lillooet -Cayoosh K-7 for 7 years -LSS Art/Photography/Textiles/Social Studies 8- 12 since -2 nd year of TLITE Graduate Diploma at SFU -Teaching and Learning in an Information Technology Environment -recognizing that technology is here to stay and how can technology best be used to transform the teaching and learning that occurs in our schools -Cover of the Sun today – two stories on technology – it’s here to stay and it does effect all of our lives now

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  • 1. Information Literacy
    • E. Gregory
    • Graduate Student
    • Action Research Project
  • 2. Action Research Question:
    • How can I increase the awareness of information literacy with parents and the larger community?
    • PAC
    • Local Radio Station
    • Local First Nations Bands
    • Friendship Center
    • School Newsletter
  • 3. Why involve parents and the larger community?
    • Safety of the students
    • Tips on how to help at home
    • Home support for students is important
    • We have to do our best to keep up with the kids!
  • 4. Many benefits to being online:
    • Education
    • Communication
    • Information
    • Entertainment
    • Commerce
  • 5. Education
    • So many great educational sites!
    • www.worldmapper.org
    • www.worldbookonline.com
    • www.nationalgeographic.com
  • 6. Ways to communicate on the internet using text, photos, sounds and/or video:
    • email
    • Chat rooms
    • Instant messaging
    • Cell phones
    • Social Networking Sites
      • e.g. MySpace, Facebook
  • 7. Information
    • Search engines
      • Google ( www.google.ca )
      • AltaVista ( www.altavista.com / )
      • Dogpile ( www.dogpile.com / )
    • Image search
      • Google – click on “images”
      • Behold www.behold.cc/
        • searches Flickr - online photo management and photo sharing website
        • Can search for images that are copyright free
  • 8. Search tips
    • Domain names
    • .org = organization
    • .com = company
    • .ca = Canada
    • .au = Australia
    • Keywords
    • Rule of 10 – if what you’re looking for isn’t in the first ten websites listed on a search results page, redo your keywords
    • Watch for Wikipedia – www.wikipedia.org
      • Free online encyclopedia written collaboratively by anyone!
        • Verify facts from this site to avoid misinformation
        • Good for pop culture information
  • 9. Entertainment
    • YouTube
    • Music
    • Video games
  • 10. Commerce
    • Online Banking
    • Online Shopping
  • 11.
    • What are the risks of
    • being online?
  • 12. Access to Inappropriate Material
    • Exposure to inappropriate material: pornography, racism, hate literature, violence, etc.
      • Accidental viewing
        • Can happen indirectly while ‘surfing’ the net or searching
        • Can happen directly – www.whitehouse.com – media site
        • Teach kids to “x” out
      • Martin Luther King website
  • 13. Access to Dangerous Information
      • Bomb making
      • Drug manufacturing
      • Hacking
  • 14. Legal & Financial
    • Theft of credit card information
    • Distribution of personal information
      • Identity theft
      • Impersonation
  • 15. Personal Safety
    • Harassment
      • 16 year old Toronto boy charged with distributing child pornography after exacting revenge on his 15 year old ex-girlfriend by putting her nude photographs on the internet (Victoria Times Colonist 2005)
    • Cyberbullying
      • “ Grandma rule”
    • Sexual Predators
      • Dateline U.S.A.
      • Patterns of Grooming Conversations ( Dr Rachel O’Connell, Cyberspace Research Unit, University of Lancashire, UK)
        • Friendship forming stage
        • Relationship forming stage
        • Exclusivity stage
        • Sexual stage
        • Damage limitation or ‘hit and run’
  • 16. All is not what it seems...
    • One of the biggest risks to children on the internet is misrepresentation by other users:
      • “ She” is 14 years old, living in Vancouver but in reality “He” is 40 and lives in Seattle
    • No visual clues: even pictures and video can be false
    • “ Growing up I was told never to talk to strangers…online some of my best friends are people I’ve never even met” – SD #44
  • 17. Statistics
    • Chatroom use is the norm for teens and preteens. 58% of 11-12 year olds, 70% of 13-14 year olds, 72% of 15-17 year olds admit to having used chat rooms.
    • More than 50% of youth using the internet report having received pornographic junk mail and almost ¼ report having received it from someone they met online
    • Almost ½ of secondary school students report having been subjected to sexual advances from someone while online. Girls were more likely to receive such unwanted attention.
    • 1 out of every 4 teen and preteen internet users reports having been asked to meet face to face someone they met online; 15% admit having met face to face with at least one person they had met online.
    • *Source: Canadian survey of 6000 Canadian Students
  • 18. The Code of Silence
    • Shorthand language used in emails, chatrooms, text messages, etc.
    • Unfortunately, also seeing it in English essays and homework assignments!
  • 19. Code…
    • TTYL
    • M or F
    • LMIRL
    • PIR
    • P911
    • Talk to you later
    • Male or Female?
    • Let’s Meet in Real Life
    • Parent In Room
    • Parent Emergency
  • 20. Email and Online Profiles
    • Through email, chat, and online profiles a person could determine where your child lives.
    • Through looking at profiles a person can learn about your child.
    • Manitoba case
    • BC cases – Prince George and Victoria
  • 21. Social Networking Sites: Nexopia, MySpace, Bebo…
    • Websites established for young people to post information about themselves, including pictures, e.g. bebo
    • Also, weblogs – anyone can create a “blog”
      • An online diary which can be commented on
      • Chronological log published to the web
      • Content is up to you
    • Can be a good thing, your own online web presence
    • No personal information should be included
  • 22. Posting Information
    • Information put on the internet is there FOREVER.
  • 23.
    • What can you do to reduce
    • the risk?
  • 24. Advice for home:
    • Place the computer in a public, central area of your home
    • Set reasonable time limits on internet use
    • Teach kids not to open files, attachments or emails from strangers
    • Periodically review bookmarks and history
    • Examine the buddy list or contacts your child has
    • Never allow face to face meetings arranged via the internet without parental involvement
    • Monitoring software if needed
  • 25.
    • Make surfing the internet a family experience
      • Share places of interest
      • Ask your child to show you “his” or “her” internet
      • Help them pick out an appropriate screen name
    • Talk with your child about what they can and cannot do online
      • Be reasonable about your expectations
      • Try to understand their needs, interests and curiosity
    • If you want to know more or need more information, ask for assistance
  • 26. Useful Resources:
    • www.media-awareness.ca
    • www.internet101.ca
    • www.getnetwise.org
  • 27. Special thanks to:
    • Your community for inviting me to present
    • My school administrators
    • H. Clark
    • TLITE colleagues
    • My family
  • 28.
    • What are your thoughts and ideas on this????