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Digital Citizenship

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Monica Palnau

on 22 January 2013

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Information provided by NetSmartz.com Safety and Responsibility
Productive Digital Lives Becoming A Victim Survivor Diaries Revealing Too Much The Internet has drastically changed the way that children interact with the world. They have access to in-depth knowledge, tools to express their creativity, and people from all over the world. Yet along with offering a fascinating, new way to connect with the world, the Internet also offers new risks.
•Exposure to inappropriate material
•Online predators
•Revealing too much personal information Understanding the Law Your Photo Fate 24/7 Digital Student Tracking Teresa [1] Cox Communications Inc. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® and John Walsh. Teen Internet Safety Survey, Wave II. Atlanta: Cox Communications Inc., 2007. Knowing Who To Trust Cyberbullying: Broken Friendship Thinking Ahead Two Kinds of Stupid Parent Tips “Digital literacy is now an essential fourth pillar alongside reading, writing and mathematics. ” said Mozilla executive director Mark Surman. About one-third of online teens (ages 12-17) have been cyberbullied. Girls are more likely to be targeted. Lenhart A. Cyberbullying and Online Teens. Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2007. Parent Resources Feathers Digital Footprint
•Your child becomes withdrawn and isolated from family and friends.
•You find inappropriate material on the computer.
•Your child receives mail, money, or gifts from unknown people.
•You see unknown phone numbers when reviewing the phone bill. Signs an online predator may be connecting with your child What to do if your child is victimized Discussion Questions • Who do you usually talk to online?
• Do you trust the people that you meet online? Why or why not?
• What could happen if you meet in person with someone you have only known online?
• Have you ever met anyone online who has offered you gifts?
• Who do you talk to when you have a problem? Would you feel comfortable talking to me? Discussion Starters Parent Tips •Have you ever received a sexual message or naked picture on your cell phone?
•Has anyone ever asked or pressured you to send a nude or sexual picture?
•What could happen to you if you send or forward a naked picture?
•How likely is it that images and messages intended for one person will be seen by others? •Know what safeguards are available on your child’s phone, such as turning off and/or blocking texting and picture features.
•Talk to your child about the possible social, academic, and legal consequences of sexting. They could face humiliation, lose educational opportunities, and get in trouble with the law.
•Encourage your child to not be a bystander or an instigator. If he or she receives a “sext,” discuss why it is important that he or she not forward the image to anyone else.
•Remind your child that they can talk to you if they receive a nude picture on their cell phone. •What are some of the consequences of downloading files illegally?
•Did you know that I could be held responsible if you download illegal material? Peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing services allow users to upload their files so that other people can download them. It can be an easy way for people to share photos, videos, and other content. Unfortunately, it has also turned into an easy way for people to illegally share copyrighted materials such as movies, software, music, and even illegal materials, like child pornography. Discussion Starters Activities/information parents can use to discuss Digital Citizenship with Elem. students • Tell your child not to respond to rude e-mails, messages, and comments.
• Save the evidence, such as e-mail and text messages, and take screenshots of comments and images. Also, take note of the date and time when the harassment occurs.
• Contact your Internet service provider (ISP) or cell phone provider. Ask the website administrator or ISP to remove any Web page created to hurt your child.
• If harassment is via e-mail, social networking sites, IM, and chat rooms, instruct your child to “block” bullies or delete your child’s current account and open a new one.
• If harassment is via text and phone messages, change the phone number and instruct your child to only share the new number with trustworthy people. Also, check out phone features that may allow the number to be blocked.
• Get your child’s school involved. Learn the school’s policy on cyberbullying and urge administrators to take a stance against all forms of bullying.
• Make a report to www.cybertipline.com, and if you feel something illegal has occurred, inform law enforcement. •What are your favorite things to do online?
•What is personal information? Why should you keep it private?
•What could you do to be safer online?
•Besides me, who do you feel that you can talk to if you are in a scary or uncomfortable situation? •Make it clear that the victimization is not his or her fault.
•Save all evidence of victimization, such as e-mails or instant message conversations.
•Contact your local law-enforcement agency.
•Make a report to the CyberTipline® at www.cybertipline.com or 1-800-THE-LOST® and include all information available. •How does your school deal with cyberbullying?
•Have you ever sent a mean message because you were upset?
•What would you do if someone created a mean, fake profile for you or one of your friends?
•How can you stop yourself from being cyberbullied?
•Who would you talk to if it happened to you? Discussion Starters Parent Tips Most kids do not know what is meant by the term “digital footprint”. In fact, if you are a parent that isn’t sure of what a digital footprint is or why you need to be concerned about it, you are not alone. The term digital footprint refers to the trail that you leave behind in a digital environment. Unlike the footprints that you leave in the sand on the beach that wash away, a digital footprint is permanent. It cannot be washed away. This includes the activities on the internet, mobile devices, texting, Facebook, twitter, YouTube, and more. Essentially, it is the trail that you leave in cyberspace. Yes, you can remove photos and posts that are put up on Facebook or the history of your online activities from your computer, but that information is still out there in cyberspace lurking to surface when you least expect it. •Keep the computer in a high-traffic area of your home.
•Establish limits for which online sites children may visit and for how long.
•Remember that Internet technology can be mobile, so make sure to monitor cell phones, gaming devices, and laptops.
•Surf the Internet with your children and let them show you what they like to do online. •Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, online gaming, and using webcams.
•Continually dialogue with your children about online safety. “Ofcom’s latest research shows that children’s take-up and use of different media is growing at a rapid pace, with some areas such as texting and smartphone ownership fast outstripping the general population. However, children are not just using more media, they are also adopting some forms at a very young age. This highlights the challenge that some parents face in keeping up with their children when it comes to technology and in understanding what they can do to protect children.” Click on Full Screen at the bottom right
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