KIDSOKONLINE                            SAFE COMMUNITY LEARNING FOR ALL                                   Robert Hart-Flet...
Benefits of Online                              CommunitiesWednesday, 13 February 13
QUESTION                            What do you think might                            be the benefits of online           ...
Learning Benefits                             Active Citizenship -                             Members learn the social    ...
Learning Benefits                             Self Expression - for those                             with learning and phy...
Learning Benefits                             Literacy - Every activity                             involves written and vi...
Learning Benefits                             CyberSafety - Members                             learn how to be safe and   ...
Digital Literacy                             Purposeful writing, formal                             and informal, is a maj...
Digital Literacy                             Members communicate with                             their Group Sponsors, St...
Digital Literacy                             Writing is not the easiest                             means of expression fo...
Social & Emotional                             “Social networking, when it                             is designed specific...
Social & Emotional                             “Children with special                             needs become more       ...
Social & Emotional                             “Young people create their                             own supportive commu...
Risks of Online                             CommunitiesWednesday, 13 February 13
QUESTION                            What do you think might                            be the risks of online             ...
Talking to Strangers                             The most common risk                             activity reported by chi...
Meeting Strangers                             9% of children have met an                             online contact offline...
Meeting Strangers                             9-10 year olds are least likely                             to have met an o...
Self Harm                             The second most common                             risk is exposure to harmful      ...
Pornography                             14% of 9-16 year olds have in                             the past year seen image...
Pornography                             In all media, 23% of children                             have seen sexual/pornogr...
Bullying                              More bullying occurs offline.                                19% were bullied (6% onl...
Sexting                              15% of 11-16 year olds had                              ‘sexual messages or images’  ...
Personal Data                            Abuse                              9% of 11-16 year olds have had                ...
Risk by Age                            70                              63%                                                ...
Vulnerable Children                              Cared for children are more                              vulnerable.     ...
Community                              SafetyWednesday, 13 February 13
The Recipe for Community Safety                            User Validation                            Moderation          ...
KIDSOKONLINE                            SAFE COMMUNITY LEARNING FOR ALL                                   Robert Hart-Flet...
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What are the potential benefits of well designed and safely managed online communities for kids, teens and their teachers? What are the potential risks. What's the recipe for keeping everyone safe? Updated 2013.

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Online Community Benefits & Risks 2013

  1. 1. KIDSOKONLINE SAFE COMMUNITY LEARNING FOR ALL Robert Hart-FletcherWednesday, 13 February 13
  2. 2. Benefits of Online CommunitiesWednesday, 13 February 13
  3. 3. QUESTION What do you think might be the benefits of online community for young people?Wednesday, 13 February 13
  4. 4. Learning Benefits Active Citizenship - Members learn the social skills to participate and in a friendly, encouraging community, online and in- person.Wednesday, 13 February 13
  5. 5. Learning Benefits Self Expression - for those with learning and physical disabilities, the community lets them take as long as they like to communicate. Members are not judged on the speed of thought or typing, but on the value of their contribution.Wednesday, 13 February 13
  6. 6. Learning Benefits Literacy - Every activity involves written and visual communication and motivates and helps improve reading, writing, use of signs.Wednesday, 13 February 13
  7. 7. Learning Benefits CyberSafety - Members learn how to be safe and responsible on the Internet. ICT - Members develop and practice a range of ICT skills they need for everyday life and work and for formal curricular.Wednesday, 13 February 13
  8. 8. Digital Literacy Purposeful writing, formal and informal, is a major activity throughout the community. In the Forums members talk (write!) about everything, from the trivial to issues of global significance, as well as the personal and sensitive.Wednesday, 13 February 13
  9. 9. Digital Literacy Members communicate with their Group Sponsors, Staff and peers, learning to pose and respond to questions and writing to engage their audience. Members are motivated to create content for their profiles. They read and comment on each other’s work.Wednesday, 13 February 13
  10. 10. Digital Literacy Writing is not the easiest means of expression for everyone, nor is it always the most appropriate. Every picture tells a story and a video tells a lot more. Multimedia - members learn to embed images and video in the community.Wednesday, 13 February 13
  11. 11. Social & Emotional “Social networking, when it is designed specifically for children and young people and deliberately focussed on stimulating learning and social interaction, actively supports children become better learners and more responsible citizens.” - Dr Karen Pine, University of HertfordshireWednesday, 13 February 13
  12. 12. Social & Emotional “Children with special needs become more confident Isolated children find friends to share their interests” - Dr Karen Pine, University of HertfordshireWednesday, 13 February 13
  13. 13. Social & Emotional “Young people create their own supportive community where they learn: to help each other to cooperate and share to understand others feelings to be active citizens to understand other cultures” - Dr Karen Pine, University of HertfordshireWednesday, 13 February 13
  14. 14. Risks of Online CommunitiesWednesday, 13 February 13
  15. 15. QUESTION What do you think might be the risks of online community for young people?Wednesday, 13 February 13
  16. 16. Talking to Strangers The most common risk activity reported by children online is communicating with new people they have not met face-to-face. 30% of European children aged 9-16 who use the Web have communicated with someone they have not met before, an activity that may be risky but fun.Wednesday, 13 February 13
  17. 17. Meeting Strangers 9% of children have met an online contact offline in the past year. 1% of all children (or one in nine of those who went to a meeting) were bothered by the meeting.Wednesday, 13 February 13
  18. 18. Meeting Strangers 9-10 year olds are least likely to have met an online contact, but are most likely to have been bothered by what happened (31% of those who had been to such a meeting).Wednesday, 13 February 13
  19. 19. Self Harm The second most common risk is exposure to harmful user-generated content. 21% of 11-16 year olds were exposed to such content: hate (12%) pro-anorexia (10%) self-harm (7%) drug-taking (7%) suicide (5%)Wednesday, 13 February 13
  20. 20. Pornography 14% of 9-16 year olds have in the past year seen images online that are ‘obviously sexual – for example, showing people naked or having sex.’ Of those who have seen such images: 33% were bothered by the experience half of those bothered (2% of all children) were fairly or very upset by what they saw.Wednesday, 13 February 13
  21. 21. Pornography In all media, 23% of children have seen sexual/pornographic content in the past year. Web is as common a source of porn as TV, film & video. Older teens are 4x more likely than young children to see porn online or offline. Images seen online were more explicit. Younger children are more upset by sexual images online than teenagers.Wednesday, 13 February 13
  22. 22. Bullying More bullying occurs offline. 19% were bullied (6% online) 12% bullied others (3% online) 6% of 9-16 year olds have received nasty or hurtful messages online 3% have sent such messages to others. Over half of those who received bullying messages were fairly or very upset.Wednesday, 13 February 13
  23. 23. Sexting 15% of 11-16 year olds had ‘sexual messages or images’ from peers – talk about having sex, images of people naked or having sex 3% say they have sent or posted such messages. Of those who received the messages, 1/4 were bothered. 1/8th of those who received such messages were fairly or very upset by it.Wednesday, 13 February 13
  24. 24. Personal Data Abuse 9% of 11-16 year olds have had their personal data misused password (7%) personal information (4%) cheated of money (1%)Wednesday, 13 February 13
  25. 25. Risk by Age 70 63% 49% 33% 35 14% 0 9-10 11-12 13-14 15-16 Children who encountered online riskWednesday, 13 February 13
  26. 26. Vulnerable Children Cared for children are more vulnerable. High risk behaviour is more common. Offline & online. They need higher levels of supervision & care online.Wednesday, 13 February 13
  27. 27. Community SafetyWednesday, 13 February 13
  28. 28. The Recipe for Community Safety User Validation Moderation Clear Community Rules Auto Moderation System Human Moderators Self Moderation Peer reporting Animation to give PurposeWednesday, 13 February 13
  29. 29. KIDSOKONLINE SAFE COMMUNITY LEARNING FOR ALL Robert Hart-FletcherWednesday, 13 February 13

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