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Internet Pro D For Educators Module 1

What Are Students & Teachers Doing Online

 

It has estimated that there are approximately 3 billion people online, a large segment of which are children, pre-teens, teens, and young adults. In fact, mobile communications have now outnumbered both desktop and laptop computers as the number one way that our kids are connecting online. As the Internet continues to grow in popularity, we are depending upon it at an increasing rate to conduct everyday life, which also includes the sharing of private and at times very sensitive information about ourselves with others on-line knowingly, and at times unknowingly. Many who are now online use the Internet for communication, education, entertainment, research, business, socializing, and commerce. There is no doubt that the Internet and Social Media have facilitated important positive connections and amazing accomplishments amongst students and educators.  In fact, teens are the primary producers of web content and want to share their ideas, thoughts and pictures with others online.  It is a reality however, that the Internet (just like the real world) has also created an online virtual environment where thieves, vandals, conartists, and in rare cases sexual predators, will hunt their prey. Unfortunately, many educators who are using Social Media and the Internet are not always taking the appropriate safety precautions to help mitigate the risks from those who might want to victimize our students, or even themselves, for online personal gain. It is also amazing to see how many educators are unaware that their online behaviour, outside of school hours, can lead to discipline and even termination. Our Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy 101 presentation for educators will provide the needed information that will help to keep teachers and students safer, increase their privacy, decrease educator criminal, civial and internal liability challenges that comes with online use, and learn effective ways to protect their online digital footprint. Topics discussed in this presentation, which  is compliant with "BC’s Digital Literacy Framework” for schools

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Topics Covered

What is the Internet and Social Networking

Internet stats and fact

Emerging Online student trends

What are students doing online

Online Media Literacy, Ethics and Critical Thinking

Educator online risk management

How to ensure you are Freedom Of Information And Privacy Act compliant before storing or sharing class projects online

The threat of Internet pornography

How technology use has changed teen socializing, dating, schoolwork and sleep patterns (“Vamping”)

Why are students making undesirable decisions online