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Information Literacy Presentation


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Information Literacy Presentation

  1. 1. Information Literacy <ul><li>E. Gregory </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Student </li></ul><ul><li>Action Research Project </li></ul>
  2. 2. Action Research Question: <ul><li>How can I increase the awareness of information literacy with parents and the larger community? </li></ul><ul><li>PAC </li></ul><ul><li>Local Radio Station </li></ul><ul><li>Local First Nations Bands </li></ul><ul><li>Friendship Center </li></ul><ul><li>School Newsletter </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why involve parents and the larger community? <ul><li>Safety of the students </li></ul><ul><li>Tips on how to help at home </li></ul><ul><li>Home support for students is important </li></ul><ul><li>We have to do our best to keep up with the kids! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Many benefits to being online: <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Commerce </li></ul>
  5. 5. Education <ul><li>So many great educational sites! </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ways to communicate on the internet using text, photos, sounds and/or video: <ul><li>email </li></ul><ul><li>Chat rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. MySpace, Facebook </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Information <ul><li>Search engines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AltaVista ( / ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dogpile ( / ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Image search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google – click on “images” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behold </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>searches Flickr - online photo management and photo sharing website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can search for images that are copyright free </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Search tips <ul><li>Domain names </li></ul><ul><li>.org = organization </li></ul><ul><li>.com = company </li></ul><ul><li>.ca = Canada </li></ul><ul><li>.au = Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Rule of 10 – if what you’re looking for isn’t in the first ten websites listed on a search results page, redo your keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Watch for Wikipedia – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free online encyclopedia written collaboratively by anyone! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Verify facts from this site to avoid misinformation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good for pop culture information </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Entertainment <ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Video games </li></ul>
  10. 10. Commerce <ul><li>Online Banking </li></ul><ul><li>Online Shopping </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>What are the risks of </li></ul><ul><li>being online? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Access to Inappropriate Material <ul><li>Exposure to inappropriate material: pornography, racism, hate literature, violence, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accidental viewing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can happen indirectly while ‘surfing’ the net or searching </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can happen directly – – media site </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teach kids to “x” out </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King website </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Access to Dangerous Information <ul><ul><li>Bomb making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drug manufacturing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hacking </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Legal & Financial <ul><li>Theft of credit card information </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution of personal information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity theft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impersonation </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Personal Safety <ul><li>Harassment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 year old Toronto boy charged with distributing child pornography after exacting revenge on his 15 year old ex-girlfriend by putting her nude photographs on the internet (Victoria Times Colonist 2005) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullying </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Grandma rule” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sexual Predators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dateline U.S.A. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patterns of Grooming Conversations ( Dr Rachel O’Connell, Cyberspace Research Unit, University of Lancashire, UK) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Friendship forming stage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship forming stage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exclusivity stage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual stage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Damage limitation or ‘hit and run’ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. All is not what it seems... <ul><li>One of the biggest risks to children on the internet is misrepresentation by other users: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ She” is 14 years old, living in Vancouver but in reality “He” is 40 and lives in Seattle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No visual clues: even pictures and video can be false </li></ul><ul><li>“ Growing up I was told never to talk to strangers…online some of my best friends are people I’ve never even met” – SD #44 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Statistics <ul><li>Chatroom use is the norm for teens and preteens. 58% of 11-12 year olds, 70% of 13-14 year olds, 72% of 15-17 year olds admit to having used chat rooms. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 50% of youth using the internet report having received pornographic junk mail and almost ¼ report having received it from someone they met online </li></ul><ul><li>Almost ½ of secondary school students report having been subjected to sexual advances from someone while online. Girls were more likely to receive such unwanted attention. </li></ul><ul><li>1 out of every 4 teen and preteen internet users reports having been asked to meet face to face someone they met online; 15% admit having met face to face with at least one person they had met online. </li></ul><ul><li>*Source: Canadian survey of 6000 Canadian Students </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Code of Silence <ul><li>Shorthand language used in emails, chatrooms, text messages, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately, also seeing it in English essays and homework assignments! </li></ul>
  19. 19. Code… <ul><li>TTYL </li></ul><ul><li>M or F </li></ul><ul><li>LMIRL </li></ul><ul><li>PIR </li></ul><ul><li>P911 </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to you later </li></ul><ul><li>Male or Female? </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s Meet in Real Life </li></ul><ul><li>Parent In Room </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Emergency </li></ul>
  20. 20. Email and Online Profiles <ul><li>Through email, chat, and online profiles a person could determine where your child lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Through looking at profiles a person can learn about your child. </li></ul><ul><li>Manitoba case </li></ul><ul><li>BC cases – Prince George and Victoria </li></ul>
  21. 21. Social Networking Sites: Nexopia, MySpace, Bebo… <ul><li>Websites established for young people to post information about themselves, including pictures, e.g. bebo </li></ul><ul><li>Also, weblogs – anyone can create a “blog” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An online diary which can be commented on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chronological log published to the web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content is up to you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can be a good thing, your own online web presence </li></ul><ul><li>No personal information should be included </li></ul>
  22. 22. Posting Information <ul><li>Information put on the internet is there FOREVER. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>What can you do to reduce </li></ul><ul><li>the risk? </li></ul>
  24. 24. Advice for home: <ul><li>Place the computer in a public, central area of your home </li></ul><ul><li>Set reasonable time limits on internet use </li></ul><ul><li>Teach kids not to open files, attachments or emails from strangers </li></ul><ul><li>Periodically review bookmarks and history </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the buddy list or contacts your child has </li></ul><ul><li>Never allow face to face meetings arranged via the internet without parental involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring software if needed </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Make surfing the internet a family experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share places of interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask your child to show you “his” or “her” internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help them pick out an appropriate screen name </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Talk with your child about what they can and cannot do online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be reasonable about your expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try to understand their needs, interests and curiosity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you want to know more or need more information, ask for assistance </li></ul>
  26. 26. Useful Resources: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  27. 27. Special thanks to: <ul><li>Your community for inviting me to present </li></ul><ul><li>My school administrators </li></ul><ul><li>H. Clark </li></ul><ul><li>TLITE colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>My family </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>What are your thoughts and ideas on this???? </li></ul>