Memorial PTO - Digital Citizenship

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Memorial PTO - Digital Citizenship

  1. 1. Ethics, Safety & Parenting in the Digital Age Tracy Sockalosky Memorial School PTO Meeting February 8, 2011
  2. 2. A few truths of today
  3. 3. A few truths of today• The saying of “kids are so different today” has never been more true.
  4. 4. A few truths of today• The saying of “kids are so different today” has never been more true.• Technology is not a toy, or a trend, it is a reality.
  5. 5. A few truths of today• The saying of “kids are so different today” has never been more true.• Technology is not a toy, or a trend, it is a reality.• Our kids are digital natives, we are digital immigrants.
  6. 6. Inherent value, Inherent risk
  7. 7. Some rights reserved by Delmonti These works are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.
  8. 8. Some rights reserved by DelmontiKids are going to learn, play and interactsocially in a much different way than wedid as elementary students. These works are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.
  9. 9. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.
  10. 10. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.Technology has amped the RISK of“trouble” exponentially.
  11. 11. Safety
  12. 12. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.
  13. 13. • Young kids are not out to find trouble, but it finds them.This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.
  14. 14. • Young kids are not out to find trouble, but it finds them. • “The innocent click” to malware & inappropriate material.This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.
  15. 15. • Young kids are not out to find trouble, but it finds them. • “The innocent click” to malware & inappropriate material. • Inability to use discretion in clicking ...a malware creator’s dream.This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.
  16. 16. ***Consider filters, blocks & kidbrowsers, i.e. Kidzui.
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  18. 18. One-touch power...This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/2.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.
  19. 19. One-touch power... “Conceal & Carry”This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/2.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.
  20. 20. One-touch power... “Conceal & Carry”Unfettered access to what? This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/2.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.
  21. 21. One-touch power... “Conceal & Carry”Unfettered access to what? How do we monitor? This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/2.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.
  22. 22. A New Ethics Code
  23. 23. A New Ethics Code• Digital Citizenship is the reality of today, and certainly for our kids future.
  24. 24. A New Ethics Code• Digital Citizenship is the reality of today, and certainly for our kids future.• A new kind of social interaction, a new kind of academic interaction AND a new kind of professional interaction.
  25. 25. A New Ethics Code• Digital Citizenship is the reality of today, and certainly for our kids future.• A new kind of social interaction, a new kind of academic interaction AND a new kind of professional interaction.• No such thing as privacy in the digital world.
  26. 26. A New Ethics Code• Digital Citizenship is the reality of today, and certainly for our kids future.• A new kind of social interaction, a new kind of academic interaction AND a new kind of professional interaction.• No such thing as privacy in the digital world.• The internet never forgets!
  27. 27. So what can we do?
  28. 28. So what can we do?• Establish rules early!
  29. 29. So what can we do?• Establish rules early!• Utilize password locks many technologies offer, i.e. xbox, iPad, etc.
  30. 30. So what can we do?• Establish rules early!• Utilize password locks many technologies offer, i.e. xbox, iPad, etc.• Maintain open discourse about technology use.
  31. 31. So what can we do?• Establish rules early!• Utilize password locks many technologies offer, i.e. xbox, iPad, etc.• Maintain open discourse about technology use.• Dissolve any notion that what kids do digitally is private.
  32. 32. So what can we do?• Establish rules early!• Utilize password locks many technologies offer, i.e. xbox, iPad, etc.• Maintain open discourse about technology use.• Dissolve any notion that what kids do digitally is private.• Live in their world...explore and be knowledgeable about where they are going and what they are doing.
  33. 33. So what can we do?• Establish rules early!• Utilize password locks many technologies offer, i.e. xbox, iPad, etc.• Maintain open discourse about technology use.• Dissolve any notion that what kids do digitally is private.• Live in their world...explore and be knowledgeable about where they are going and what they are doing.• Lead by example - set strong passwords, take a stand against pirated material, follow family rules.
  34. 34. Technical Options
  35. 35. Technical Options• Parental Control options: ★ Some built into the computer operating systems ★ Router controls - contact your ISP ★ Software - NetNanny for example
  36. 36. Technical Options• Parental Control options: ★ Some built into the computer operating systems ★ Router controls - contact your ISP ★ Software - NetNanny for example• Cell Phone plans that limit texting, hours of use, contact numbers, etc.
  37. 37. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License. Feel free to email me with any questions.

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