The Light and Dark of the Internet

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Presentation for ESL students at Port Adelaide TAFE (June, 2012)

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The Light and Dark of the Internet

  1. 1. THE WONDER OF THE INTERNETImage courtesy of Michelle Lamberson
  2. 2. = 1997
  3. 3. Webheads in Buenos Aires, July 2011: Vance, Michael, Jen, Rita
  4. 4. Who/Where are theWebheads? 800+ members in approximately 50 countries
  5. 5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7o7BrlbaDs
  6. 6. A GLOBAL AUDIENCEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4CR3GoB3YY
  7. 7. In 2011 48 hours of contentuploaded every minute
  8. 8. POLITICS: EGYPTCC image: alhussainy CC Images: Ahmad.Hammoud
  9. 9. Man - the compulsive communicator (David Attenborough)
  10. 10. FACEBOOK - 900 MILLION USERS EARTH: about 7 billion people (2012)
  11. 11. ROBIN GOOD ELLUMINATING
  12. 12. ONLINE GAMINGfrom the World of WarcraftCC image from Graham Stanley
  13. 13. LET’S PAUSEFOR A MINUTE ANDCONSIDER THE .....
  14. 14. THE DARK SIDE OF THE INTERNET
  15. 15. HOW TO BE CYBER SMARTCONCERNING CHILDREN• CYBER BULLYING• UNWANTED CONTACT WITH ONLINE STRANGERS (Stranger Danger)• INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT
  16. 16. UNWANTED CONTACT WITH ONLINE STRANGERS (Stranger Danger)• Know the privacy settings of the software you are using• Don’t give out personal information that tells people where you live unless you know people well• Consider multiple identities
  17. 17. INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT• Filters only work with very young children• Have computers in a public space in the home until at least high school age• TALK to your children about what they do• Discuss VALUES, and what is and what is not approriate• Ask your children’s teachers if they do this at school
  18. 18. CONCERNING CHILDREN DISCUSS THE IDEA OF ‘SCREEN TIME’ AND AGREE ON LIMITS
  19. 19. YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
  20. 20. Google knows moreabout you than you do!(And now probablyFacebook too.)
  21. 21. YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT• EVERYTHING you do is recorded and leaves a trace somewhere• Don’t say anything about someone online that you wouldn’t say to the person face to face (f2f)• Don’t go online if you’re drunk, etc!• Consider a personal and a professional identity (Have more than one identity)

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