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Internet Safety 06/23/2009 (a.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on June 23, 2009
  • If you’re a Gadgetwise reader, you’re among the 23 percent of the world’s population that has Internet access. You’ve figured out how to download fresh news, print a boarding pass or tweet. But take a second and try to understand how it must feel to be undigital these days. There’s a grating discomfort that comes from being left out of everyone else’s secret language. I was reminded of how common this feeling is in my own hometown library last night, when I walked into a free public workshop on Facebook.

    Tags: ad4dcss, digital access, facebook

  • Before you write off Twitter as just the latest social media “fad,” take a look at how some clever educators are using it to enrich their classrooms and even forge informal professional networks.

    Tags: ad4dcss, twitter, education, social networking, teachers

  • More employees are asking for and viewing social networking sites of job applicants. Most employees like to get a clear picture of the person they are hiring. Lets face it most companies want to make sure they know what they are getting before they spend the time and resources to hire and train a person. Recently officials in Bozeman, Montana requested for all job applicants to turn over their usernames and password of all of their social networking sites as part of the background check. Is that crossing the line?

    Tags: ad4dcss, privacy, social networking, digital footprint

  • Writer, tech consultant, and educator Clay Shirky just gave a talk at the State Dept. explaining the media sea change we’re experiencing globally. Keeping participatory media, the most fluent though not necessarily most literate users of which are youth, out of school only solidifies the firewall between formal and informal learning and holds school back from 21st-century relevance. Isn’t the idea of adults unidirectionally disseminating to students info that the latter have actually never encountered before beginning to sound quaint?

    Tags: ad4dcss, social learning network, digital communication, digital citizenship, media literacy, netfamilynews

  • If Congress wishes to address cyberbullying through federal legislation, it should focus on education-based approaches instead of criminalization, argue Berin Szoka and Adam Thierer in “Cyberbullying Legislation: Why Education is Preferable to Regulation,” released today by The Progress & Freedom Foundation. Criminalizing what is mostly minor-on-minor behavior will not likely solve the age-old problem of kids mistreating each other, a problem that has traditionally been dealt through counseling and rehabilitation at the local level.

    Tags: ad4dcss, cyberbullying, legislative

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