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Janice Richardson Eminent09 Workshop C2


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  • 1. ICT and young people… empowerment in the knowledge society Janice Richardson
  • 2. 27 awareness centres across Europe 20 helplines 27 youth panels pan-EU youth panel Report/take down illegal content
  • 3. 5 years after… what we know
    • Online safety :
    • multi-facetted, multi-sectorial
    • a shared responsibility of teachers & parents
    • should begin from age 4 onwards
    • integrates human rights and citizenship
    • introduces a new concept of socialisation to meet information & knowledge society needs
  • 4. audio-visual literacy traditional literacy media literacy digital literacy What is literacy today? “ As a teacher I see the power of technology to allow students to be creative, yet at the same time I see the destructive nature of technology. Students abusing social networking and intellectual copy write.”
  • 5. What is information literacy? social literacy “ One of the major arguments that I have received from my coworkers is that cultural shifts and the proliferation of technology have created a “flexible morality” in students.”
    • Human rights
    • Risk-handling
    • Personal well-being
    • Cultural diversity
    • Volatile cultural assets
    • Artistic «free-for-all »
    Cultural literacy
  • 6. Learning to learn Lrng to live together Learning to do Learning to be eCitizenship Digital literacy AV-Media literacy Social literacy Cultural literacy 4 pillars of education
  • 7. Priorities!
    • Clarification of definitions/objectives/curriculum
    • Validation of resources, training courses, teaching programmes, registered expert organisations
    • Context : teaching environment is over-sanitised, lack of clarity on legal issues/responsibilities/school policies
    • Pedagogical approach : poorly adapted to what young people do online, lack of framework, suitable licenses…
    • Incident handling : poor information (e.g. on privacy, cyberbullying) & no contact data for specialised services
    • Blocking : no solution as it often blocks useful content
    • Source: teacher blogs & forums, summer 2009
  • 8. Regulating internet use in school
    • Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is essential
    • Objectives – importance, enhancing learning, glossary
    • Access – authorisations, monitoring, risk assessment of
    • Content – evaluating content, managing school website
    • Communication – email, social networks, mobile phones
    • Training – courses/resources for staff and parents
    • Incident handling – contact with helpline and experts
  • 9.  
  • 10. Council of Europe Internet Literacy Handbook Wild Web Woods
  • 11. And tomorrow…
    • Socialisation – towards eCitizenship
    • Risk handling – metacognition
    • Whole school approach
    • Family participation
    • V – validation
    • V – visibility
    • V - valorisation
  • 12.
    • For further information contact
    • [email_address]