Web Safety - Digital Citizenship

Safe and Appropriate Use of Information and Communication Technologies

In many ways photographs, written text, drawings and moving pictures on a computer are the same as those on traditional media. However the power to share information either intentionally or unintentionally has never been easier for anyone in history than it is today through ICT.

Being aware of both the power and the risks of sharing information is imperative for everyone using communication and information technologies. Acting safely and following RVS ICT policies are an important steps toward protecting ourselves and our community of learners.

A Day in the Life of the Jos - MediaSmarts

http://mediasmarts.ca/teacher-resources/licensed-resources/day-life-jos-grades-6-8/day-life-jos-description

In addition to Passport to the Internet and My World, MediaSmarts has created a game for Grade six to eight students that helps them to think critically about issues relating to online privacy and marketing, responsible Internet use, authenticating online resources and Internet safety. As students work through the five modules, they will determine what actions should be taken for each scenario and then receive feedback on the consequences of their decisions to help them learn key skills and knowledge. Modules include:

  1. Defusing Drama - Cyberbullying
  2. Who's Watching Me Now? Data Privacy
  3. Think Before You Share - Privacy and Reputation
  4. Other People's Pictures - Privacy Ethics
  5. Fool Me Once... Authentication

The accompanying Teacher's Guide features an overview of the game, detailed instructions on how to play the game, links to research and resources on the issues covered in the scenarios, and an answer key to the questions for each topic. Teachers can track each student's progress in the game and evaluate their performance. There are post-activity quizzes.

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. learn more

Current Research

http://mediasmarts.ca/ycww

Young Canadians Online Privacy, Online Publicity

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