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Digital Citizenship &
  Media Literacy
     Dr. Alec Couros
“Digital citizenship isn’t just about recognizing
    and dealing with online hazards. It’s about
       building safe spa...
What are the big changes in media?




Early Day of PC in Schools   Today’s Social/Mobile Reality
Offensive Content
What Is Considered Offensive?
1966
1971
1991
1996
2006
http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/searchspy
Youtube TOS or Rap Video Tutorial?
Is it ever possible to filter ‘offensive content’?

 Do our attempts at control do more harm
               than good?

  W...
Misinformation,
Scams, Hoaxes.
Swiss Spaghetti Harvest
Swiss Spaghetti Harvest
The evaluation of web sources often employ
 the following criteria: authority, currency,
       accuracy, objectivity, cov...
Viral Videos/Memes
http://mediagirl.org/node/1535
A meme is “a cultural unit (an idea or value or
pattern of behavior) passed on from one person to
 another by non-genetic ...
Safety & Cyberbullying
http://www.famouspictures.org/mag/index.php?title=Star_Wars_Kid
•Sexual predation on minors is a concern, is a
phenomenon that existed before the Internet,
but is overhyped by the media....
Hate, Racism,Violence
2008
“Some of the comments on
           Youtube make you weep for the
            future of humanity, just for the
           ...
How should educators ‘deal with’ hate &
racism on Internet & social media sites?
Social Network Services
Social Network Services are not going away
anytime soon. How should school districts and
classrooms approach better unders...
Civic/Political/Cultural
     Engagement
We are entering a period of ubiquitous access
  to technology & many available social tools.
   How do we proceed into the...
Contact:
email: 
 ouros@gmail.com
       c
twitter: @courosa
skype: aleccouros
blog: couros.ca
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  1. 1. Digital Citizenship & Media Literacy Dr. Alec Couros
  2. 2. “Digital citizenship isn’t just about recognizing and dealing with online hazards. It’s about building safe spaces & communities, understanding how to manage personal information, and about being Internet savvy - using your online presence to grow & shape your world in a safe, creative way, and inspiring others to do the same.” (Digizen)
  3. 3. What are the big changes in media? Early Day of PC in Schools Today’s Social/Mobile Reality
  4. 4. Offensive Content
  5. 5. What Is Considered Offensive?
  6. 6. 1966
  7. 7. 1971
  8. 8. 1991
  9. 9. 1996
  10. 10. 2006
  11. 11. http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/searchspy
  12. 12. Youtube TOS or Rap Video Tutorial?
  13. 13. Is it ever possible to filter ‘offensive content’? Do our attempts at control do more harm than good? What is the role of schools in preparing (digital) citizens?
  14. 14. Misinformation, Scams, Hoaxes.
  15. 15. Swiss Spaghetti Harvest
  16. 16. Swiss Spaghetti Harvest
  17. 17. The evaluation of web sources often employ the following criteria: authority, currency, accuracy, objectivity, coverage. What are the limitations of these criteria with regards to the emerging flow of information?
  18. 18. Viral Videos/Memes
  19. 19. http://mediagirl.org/node/1535
  20. 20. A meme is “a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) passed on from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation).” Is the understanding of memes and how knowledge spreads in our society important? And, how may it apply to the development and understanding of digital citizenship?
  21. 21. Safety & Cyberbullying
  22. 22. http://www.famouspictures.org/mag/index.php?title=Star_Wars_Kid
  23. 23. •Sexual predation on minors is a concern, is a phenomenon that existed before the Internet, but is overhyped by the media. •Bullying/harrassment most frequent threats faced by minors both online & offline. •Internet increases availability of problematic content but does not always increase minors’ exposure. •Risk profile & factors for minors made up of many psychosocial factors including family dynamics.
  24. 24. Hate, Racism,Violence
  25. 25. 2008
  26. 26. “Some of the comments on Youtube make you weep for the future of humanity, just for the spelling alone, never mind the obscenity and naked hatred.” @leverus (Lev Grossman)
  27. 27. How should educators ‘deal with’ hate & racism on Internet & social media sites?
  28. 28. Social Network Services
  29. 29. Social Network Services are not going away anytime soon. How should school districts and classrooms approach better understanding and utilizing these services with students? What are the vital components of understanding when ‘dealing with’ social networking services in education?
  30. 30. Civic/Political/Cultural Engagement
  31. 31. We are entering a period of ubiquitous access to technology & many available social tools. How do we proceed into the knowledge economy without better understanding media? How do we continue the conversation?
  32. 32. Contact: email: ouros@gmail.com c twitter: @courosa skype: aleccouros blog: couros.ca
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