Breaking down the barriers


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Moreton Bay College is a P-12 Girls’ School on the eastern outskirts of Brisbane. Three years ago the decision was taken at executive level that filtering was not the solution to our students’ cybersafety. In fact, stringent filtering was proving counter productive, as many new and potentially useful Web 2.0 sites were being blocked. The proliferation of 3G devices and the constant battle against proxy bypass sites also meant that filtering as a solution was doomed to failure. This presentation will look at the steps the school has taken to foster a climate of digital citizenship with its students inpreparation for the schools’ 1-to-1 implementation that began this year.

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  • Breaking down the barriers

    1. 1. Breaking Down the Barriers: One School's Journey to Create a Climate of Digital Citizenship
    2. 2. School Internet Blocking
    3. 3. About You <ul><li>Sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catholic Ed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P-12 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Principal/Deputy Principal </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Why Block?
    5. 5. Where Did It Start For Me?
    6. 6. The Case Against Blocking <ul><li>Curriculum Usefulness of Web 2.0 Negated </li></ul><ul><li>False Sense Security </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Future Futility </li></ul>
    7. 10. “ The norms of appropriate, responsible behaviour with regard to technology use.” (Mike Ribble, )
    8. 11. 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship <ul><li>Digital Etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Access </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Law </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Rights & Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Health & Wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Security (self-protection) </li></ul>From Mike Ribble – Nine Elements Digital Citizenship
    9. 12. a positive digital footprint? How do you create
    10. 13. How do we teach Digital Citizenship?
    11. 14. Step 1: Digital Citizenship Committee <ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Head of College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Head of Primary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of Teaching and Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary Teacher Librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pastoral </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Head of Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Psychologist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Head of House </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of IT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary e-Learning Facilitator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary e-Learning Facilitator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meets once a term. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 15. Step 2: Updated Network Use Policy <ul><li>Had not been updated for 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>The new agreement was based on the NetSafe ® Cybersafety Use Agreement for Template and the old MBC Network Contract </li></ul><ul><li>New Network Policy was developed in three forms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul></ul>
    13. 16. Step 2: Updated Network Use Policy <ul><li>Developed in conjunction with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IT Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pastoral Care Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Leadership Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All students (from Grade 4-12) and staff members sign the agreement </li></ul><ul><li>For students the agreement is signed by a student and their parent </li></ul>
    14. 17. Step 2: Updated Network Use Policy <ul><li>Key parts of the agreement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>While at school, on a school-related activity or using school ICT resources from home, I will not have any involvement with any ICT material or activity which might put myself or anyone else at risk (e.g. bullying or harassing). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I understand that I must not at any time use ICT to upset, offend, harass, threaten or in any way harm anyone connected to the school or the school itself, even if it is meant as a joke. At all times I must use appropriate language. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I understand that the rules in this use agreement also apply to mobile phones or any other mobile device. I will only use my mobile phone(s) at the times that I am permitted to during the school day. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I will ask a teacher’s permission before giving out any personal information (including photos or videos) online about myself or any other person. I will also get permission from any other person involved. Personal information includes name, address, email address, phone numbers, photos or videos. </li></ul></ul>
    15. 18. Step 3: The Alannah & Madeline Foundation <ul><li>Joined a pilot program in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Funding from the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) </li></ul>
    16. 19. E Smart School <ul><li>The world-leading system for cybersafety and wellbeing in schools. </li></ul><ul><li>eSmart is an easy-to-use, evidence-based and tested system, providing a framework approach to helping Australian schools manage cybersafety and deal with cyberbullying and bullying. </li></ul>
    17. 20. Step 4: Resources <ul><li>Cybersmart: </li></ul><ul><li>National Centre Against Bullying: / </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying- No Way: </li></ul><ul><li>Netsafe: www. netsafe </li></ul><ul><li>NetSmartz : </li></ul><ul><li>UK Safer Internet Centre : </li></ul><ul><li>Cybersafety Solutions : </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Education and Safety Services : </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    18. 21. Step 5: Guest Speakers to Raise Awareness <ul><li>Susan McLean </li></ul><ul><li>Brett Lee </li></ul>
    19. 22. Step 5: Guest Speakers to Raise Awareness <ul><li>Dr Michael Carr-Gregg </li></ul><ul><li>ACMA Speakers </li></ul>
    20. 23. Step 6: Planned Curriculum <ul><li>Primary : Prep – 7 cybersafety written into all planning documents </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Year 8: digital citizenship is a unit in the core IT course studied by all students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Year 9-12: digital citizenship topics covered in the PDP course </li></ul></ul>
    21. 24. Step 7: Student Events <ul><li>Cybersafety Poster Competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>prizes from major IT suppliers included an ACER Aspire notebook and Sony digital camera </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary and secondary winners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posters used around the College </li></ul></ul>
    22. 25. Step 7: Student Events <ul><li>National Cyber Safe Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>teachers spoke with their students about cyber safe practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Be Cyber safe” wall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wearing of green ribbons by the girls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>role plays at assembly and the creation of webpages </li></ul></ul>
    23. 26. Step 8: A Constant Message <ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Assemblies </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Notices </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>iConnect </li></ul>
    24. 27. Contacts <ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: oxleyj </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: </li></ul><ul><li>SlideShare: </li></ul>
    25. 28. Credits for Images Slide 1 - Slide 2 - and Slide 4 - and Slide 5 - Slide 6 - Slide 7 - http:// Slide 8 - Slide 9 - and Slide 10 - Slide 12 - Slide 13 - Slide 18 - / Slide 19 - / Slide 21 - and / Slide 22 - / Slide 24 - John Oxley image