suvey the audience classroom teachers administrators teacher librarians tech coaches classified other Overview of Presentation: Sexting, cyberstalking, cyberbullying, and cyber predators all exist in the digital world. As an educator what is your responsibility? How do we educate the kids? Where can you find resources?
With this legislation, it is now imperative that schools address internet safety and usage in a meaningful way. Districts receiving e-rate money for internet access must incorporate cyber safety education.
CA legislation – now when you write your Tech Plan, section 3 deals with curriculum and you have to identify cybersafety curriculum, information literacy and ethical use.
what kinds of technology are our kids using? Kindergarten quote:
We’re going to talk about some of the issues that can arise from the misuse of this technology.
I linked both of these to videos cyberbullying = free Brainpop video Relationship Issues = such as controling and manipulation. Always wanting to know where somebody is, who you're with
just like the Internet, cell phones are wonderful technological tools that help kids do research for homework and to stay in touch with their families and friends, the technology has made it easier for teenagers to fall prey to sexual predators or to be used as sexual objects, especially for girls. Webcams, microphones, and digital cameras allow you to post videos, photos, and audio files online and engage in video conversations. parents buy all these things (computers and cell phones) without understanding the technology
Being a victim of cyberbullying can be a common and painful experience. Not only is the Internet making it easier for bullying to occur, argues an expert on the issue, but the ability to reach a mass audience online is making the impact worse. bullying is deeply embedded in our society so the transition between the playground and technology use is seamless.
54% have Instant Messaged a stranger, 50% have emailed a stranger, and 45% have participated in a chat room discussion with a stranger.
District Responsibility to Provide Access to appropriate Content Blocking of website – may seem arbitrary. Need to demonstrate to IT department the curricular use of blogs…
There are many free sites with curriculumn, Netsmartz is just one such site. Our wiki is anther resources to find information, videos, curriculum, presentations… English and Spanish
netiquette in library orientations
(brain pop, Netsmartz…etc)
Whatever your age, the Internet is a great place to hang out. It’s not only fun, but it lets you keep in touch with friends and family and provides an enormous amount of information. There are lots of great educational sites as well as places to keep up with your favorite hobbies, music, sports, and much more. Understanding how to interact online safely and effectively is, and will be, ever more critical. As today's students grow older, they'll be using the Internet to apply to colleges and jobs, and to communicate and network with colleagues.
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Life in the Digital World Maria Petropulos Fowler Unified School District Margaret Baker Selma Unified School District Csla2008.pbworks.com
New Federal Legislation <ul><li>Protecting Children in the 21st Century </li></ul><ul><li>“ Schools and libraries must also certify that, as part of their Internet safety policy, they are educating minors about appropriate online behavior , including cyberbullying awareness and response and interacting with other individuals on social networking sites and in chat rooms .” </li></ul>
California Legislation Chavez Bill, AB 307 2006 Became the Ed Code section 51871.5 “ to educate pupils and teachers on the appropriate and ethical use of information technology in the classroom, Internet safety , avoiding plagiarism , the concept, purpose, and significance of a copyright …”
78% of these students with cell phones have sent text messages Relationship issues Cyberbullying cyberbullying Relationship issues
40% of teens have taken pictures with their cell phones Sexting sexting What can happen next? What can happen next?
<ul><li>Post pictures of victims without their consent </li></ul><ul><li>Pretend they are other people online to trick others </li></ul><ul><li>Spread lies and rumors about victims </li></ul><ul><li>Trick people into revealing personal information </li></ul><ul><li>Send or forward mean text messages </li></ul>How are Teens Cyberbullied?
<ul><ul><li>When teens were asked why they think others cyberbully, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>81 % said that cyberbullies think it’s funny. </li></ul></ul>
Other teens believe that kids who cyberbully … <ul><ul><li>Don’t think it’s a big deal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t think about the consequences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are encouraged by friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think everybody cyberbullies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think they won’t get caught </li></ul></ul>
How Students Perceive the Internet <ul><li>20% of teens report that it is safe (i.e. “somewhat” or “very safe”) to share personal information on a public blog or networking site. </li></ul><ul><li>As well, 37% of 13- to 17-year-olds said they are “not very concerned” or “not at all concerned” about someone using information they’ve posted online in ways they don’t want. </li></ul><ul><li>39% of students trust people that they chat with online* </li></ul><ul><li>24% of students say they see nothing wrong chatting with a stranger* </li></ul><ul><li>10% of students have been asked to keep their Internet relationships a secret * </li></ul>Teenage Research Unlimited. Teen Internet Safety Survey . National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Cox Communications, 2006. *iSAFE America Student Assessment, 2004
Characteristics of Youth who form Close Online Relationships <ul><li>Ages 10 to 17 </li></ul><ul><li>14% of youth - close online friendships and 2% reported online romances. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Girls were slightly more likely than boys - 16 and 12 %, respectively. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Girls aged 14 to 17 were about twice as likely </li></ul><ul><li>Girls - high parent-child conflict and being highly troubled </li></ul><ul><li>Boys - low communication with their parents, … reported that their parents were less likely to know where they were and who they were with </li></ul>Escaping or Connecting? http://www.netsmartz.org/pdf/EscapingOrConnecting.pdf
Most teens are bullied and ‘harassed’ by there peers. Sexual Predators are not as prevalent as Dateline NBC would have you believe, but they are out there. Listen to Justin’s story
<ul><ul><li>Online teens frequently communicate with people they have never met: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly one third (30%) of online teens said that they have talked about meeting someone whom they’ve only met through the Internet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>28% of online teens said they use code words on a daily basis to hide online conversations from their parents (e.g. “PIR” means “parent in room”). </li></ul></ul>
District Responsibility to Protect <ul><li>Against Inappropriate Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe Internet environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Filtering software [ Lightspeed ] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FCOE portal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School website </li></ul></ul></ul>
Teacher Responsibility <ul><li>Ensure use of district provided safe search engines & databases by students. </li></ul><ul><li>Begin reviewing elements of Digital Citizenship with students using district provided curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate these into the curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short video clips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 minutes discussions </li></ul></ul>
Teacher Librarian s <ul><ul><li>Integrate into collaborative lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add Digital Citizenship component to planning guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add information to school or Library newsletter </li></ul></ul>
Library Technicians Play short video at recess or lunch A short cyber-safety activity in place of reading a story.
Technology Coaches <ul><ul><li>Integrate into lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner with teachers finding cyber-safety resources </li></ul></ul>
Resources Our PB wiki - csla2008.pbworks.com *** BrainPop – free video clips www.Brainpop.com Cyberbullying Research Center www.cyberbullying.us Netsmartz – works with Ad Council and Center for Missing /Exploited Children - netsmartz.org That’s not cool - thatsnotcool.com/