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Internet Safety 05/30/2009 (p.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on May 30, 2009

Posted from Diigo. The rest of Ad4dcss/Digital Citizenship group favorite links are here.

Internet Safety 05/30/2009 (a.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on May 30, 2009
  • This web site explains the various rules behind the fair use principle. To help you get a feel for which uses courts consider to be fair uses and which ones they don’t, they provide several examples of fair use lawsuits at the end of this chapter.

    Tags: ad4dcss, copyright, fair_use, legal_issues

  • This site is a project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It includes classroom curriculum and links to other reesources for teaching kids about the legal rights and responsibilities in the digital era.

    Tags: ad4dcss, copyright, fair_use, curriculum, lesson_plan, legal_issues, digital_law

    • This misinformation is harmful, because it discourages kids and teens from following their natural inclination to be innovative and inquisitive. The innovators, artists and voters of tomorrow need to know that copyright law restricts many activities but also permits many others. And they need to know the positive steps they can take to protect themselves in the digital sphere. In short, youth don’t need more intimidation — what they need is solid, accurate information
  • Today’s kids are born digital — born into a media-rich, networked world of infinite possibilities. But their digital lifestyle is about more than just cool gadgets; it’s about engagement, self-directed learning, creativity, and empowerment. The Digital Generation Project tells their stories so that educators and parents can understand how kids learn, communicate, and socialize in very different ways than any previous generation. This project was funded by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation.

    Tags: ad4dcss, research, macarthur, digital_youth

  • Gives students the real facts about their digital rights and responsibilities to fight against the entertainment industry’s intimidation curriculum that frightens students into believing that making copies is wrong.

    Tags: ad4dcss, copyright, fair_use

Posted from Diigo. The rest of Ad4dcss/Digital Citizenship group favorite links are here.

BBC NEWS | England | London | Banker jailed for grooming girl

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on May 29, 2009
  • tags: grooming

    • A City banker who used his status as a top table tennis player to groom a 15-year-old girl for sex has been jailed for 12 months.

      Gary Tendler, 36, targeted her at a competition in Lincolnshire before embarking on a four-month relationship.

      The £150,000-a-year banker, from Brentwood, Essex, was convicted of six counts of sexual activity with a child and jailed at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

MediaPost Publications Latest AdWords Lawsuit Adds Insult to Injury 05/29/2009

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on May 29, 2009

Internet Safety 05/29/2009 (p.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on May 29, 2009
  • This series of videos, called, “Copyright for Educators,” is designed to help educators learn about Fair Use and what they can and can’t do within the category of, “Teaching” in the Copyright Act. Hall Davidson is your host.

    Tags: ad4dcss, copyright, fair_use, video

  • This site provides a detailed account of states that have begun taking legal action against cyberbullying. Many states are just in the process of introducing legislation. For updated information on new laws and legislation, you can go to your local senate website and search cyberbullying. Most legislation includes “cyberbullying”, though the focus of the campaign was “bullying” in general. Many states require the local district to enact a policy. For specific rules and regulations, you should contact your local PTA.

    Tags: ad4dcss, cyberbullying, legal_issues

  • Book limitations – through the eyes of digital youth. Posted by Chris Lehman and the Science Leadership Academy.

    Tags: ad4dcss, digital_youth, digital_learning, video

  • The Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication (I.R.O.C.2) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating society about safety, self responsibility, and self accountability as well as the devastating and life altering consequences that can occur when failing to apply our concept of “Digital Responsibility 2.1C” while using the internet, cell phones and other digital technologies.

    Tags: ad4dcss, cellphone, sexting, cyberbullying

  • Our Acceptable Use of the Internet policy next school year will definitely not only address cyberbullying, it will include a clause that states something to the effect, “If cyberbullying outside of school becomes an issue in which a student feels threatened or unsafe in any way at school, the principal has the authority to discipline the cyber bully.” It will give the school community the clear message that cyberbullying will not be tolerated and at the very least will give me a little leverage when I need it.

    Tags: cyberbullying, facebook, social_networking

    • I also asked them why they allowed certain girls to be on their friends list when they know that some of them will resort to this type of bullying, and most said because they felt they “had to.” This kind of pressure to allow “friends” on one’s site could also be considered a form of bullying, as they feel there may be consequences to shutting some out regardless of their lack of Internet etiquette.
    • As a public school principal, I can’t legally discipline a student for cyberbullying actions that take place outside of school that don’t result in bodily harm at school. However, when cyberbullying that has taken place outside of school becomes a school issue, as it did today, we must reserve the right to take action if the effects of outside cyberbullying threaten the safety or well-being of the student(s) in school, even if it hasn’t caused bodily harm…yet.
    • School officials have the authority to impose discipline if the speech has, or there are particularized reasons to believe it will cause a substantial disruption at school or interference with the rights of students to be secure. Three types of situations generally meet this standard – violent altercations, hostile environment for a student, significant interference with instruction.
  • Tags: search, and, seizure, computer, child, pornography, protection

    • Why the Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset was right to refuse to return seized computer material

Posted from Diigo. The rest of Ad4dcss/Digital Citizenship group favorite links are here.

Child protection -Times Online

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on May 29, 2009

Internet Safety 05/29/2009 (a.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on May 29, 2009
  • Question posed in a high school newsletter: If a school comes across online material that depicts a star athlete or school government officer engaging in an illegal activity, should they merely ignore it? Surely, one’s moral compass would dictate otherwise. Students must be disciplined for their actions in both the real and virtual worlds.

    Tags: ad4dcss, facebook, cyberbullying

    • School districts across the country have begun to punish students for the material that they publish online. Schools are correct for punishing students for online activities like character defamation of teachers and posting pictures of themselves engaging in illegal activities. Schools must teach students the hard way that wrong actions should be punished no matter where they occur.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of Ad4dcss/Digital Citizenship group favorite links are here.

Internet Safety 05/28/2009 (p.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on May 28, 2009
  • Spurred by the unlimited texting plans offered by carriers like AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless, American teenagers sent and received an average of 2,272 text messages per month in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the Nielsen Company — almost 80 messages a day, more than double the average of a year earlier.

    Tags: ad4dcss, cybersafety, digital_wellness, digital_communication, cellphone

    • The phenomenon is beginning to worry physicians and psychologists, who say it is leading to anxiety, distraction in school, falling grades, repetitive stress injury and sleep deprivation.
    • Psychologists expect to see teenagers break free from their parents as they grow into autonomous adults, Professor Turkle went on, “but if technology makes something like staying in touch very, very easy, that’s harder to do; now you have adolescents who are texting their mothers 15 times a day, asking things like, ‘Should I get the red shoes or the blue shoes?’ ”

Posted from Diigo. The rest of Ad4dcss/Digital Citizenship group favorite links are here.

Internet Safety 05/28/2009 (a.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on May 28, 2009

Posted from Diigo. The rest of Ad4dcss/Digital Citizenship group favorite links are here.

MediaPost Publications Why Behavioral Targeting Is Bad for Consumers and Advertisers 05/27/2009

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on May 27, 2009