Digital Citizenship

By Dion Norman | A Collection of Resources related to Digital Citizenship

What is Digital Footprint?

Knowing and witnessing things getting digitized, more than often we are incorporating the use of technologies in everything we do and doing so we are …

Education Technology

The Digital Tattoo: Think Before You Ink

on March 2, 2015 at 10:36 am<p><i>We all have a digital tattoo, and if we do not choose how to ink it, somebody else will. Rob McTaggart discusses how we</i> …

Tattoos

Teens are concerned about personal safety online, pessimistic about future risks

Teens around the world are concerned about their personal safety online and expect internet-related risks to increase in the future, preliminary …

Teens

Where and When Does a Parent’s Right to Share End Online?

February 7, 2017<p><i>Alicia Blum-Ross shares insights from the Parenting for a Digital Future project and how parents assess the risks and benefits of</i> …

Children's Rights

Fake News Resources, Lessons and Project Ideas

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They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets. - The New York Times

Of 381 college admissions officers who answered a Kaplan telephone questionnaire this year, 31 percent said they had visited an applicant’s Facebook or other personal social media page to learn more about them — a five-percentage-point increase from last year. More crucially for those trying to get …

Fake news spurs call for media literacy lessons in schools

January 30, 2017<p>(Calif.) The recent alarm over the potential spread of fake news has prompted two California lawmakers to call for media literacy …

Education

How media literacy is critical to saving our democracy

<i>[Editor’s note: This post by Alan November, written exclusively for eSchool Media, is part of a series of upcoming articles by this notable education</i> …

Education

5 Tools to Help Evaluate Sources in a World of Fake News

Whether you call it “fake news”, “misinformation” or the more innocuous “spin,” and whether you see this as an entirely new problem or the …

The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how.

Illustration by Steve BrodnerDiscerning fact from fiction in news and online content has never been more challenging. From “pizzagate”—false reports …

Journalism

How to think critically about news quotes from unnamed "government sources" under trumpism

As the Trump administration continues its twin trademarks of "not having press conferences" and "being at the center of gnarly scandals involving …

Best Engineering Games, Apps, and Websites for Kids

Higher ed takes on fake news epidemic

Political transparency advocacy group VoteSmart has cataloged and published speeches, voting records, campaign financing and news coverage of more …

Higher Education

How to Spot Fake News (and Teach Kids to Be Media-Savvy)

Harrowing video warns teens of danger of speaking to strangers online

Kayleigh Haywood was only 15 when she was raped and killed by the neighbour of a man she met online.<p>Now a harrowing video released by Leicester police with the support of Haywood's family re-construct the last two weeks of her life with the purpose of educating and warning teenagers of the dangers …

Facebook

Some foreigners traveling to the U.S. are now being asked for social media info

International travelers looking to visit the United States via the visa-waiver program are now being asked to include information on their online …

The Classroom Where Fake News Fails

By now, you've probably heard about one very real consequence of fake news — the infamous "pizzagate" conspiracy theory that ended with Edgar Welch, 28, firing a real gun inside a real Washington, D.C., pizzeria filled with real people.<p>When <i>The New York Times</i> later asked Welch what he thought when …

Journalism

Battling Fake News in the Classroom

In this post-election period, there has been a lot of discussion about fake news, particularly about how it is spread and shared online, and whether …

Education Technology

Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive in Their Digital World

Source: Used with permission of author Devorah Heitner<p>The perils of screen time—whether it’s sexting, online bullying, excessive video game playing, …

Parenting

Digital Citizenship for Kids Starts with Mentorship

Their world is different from yours. You can feel it, can’t you? You don’t understand the captivating allure of their digital devices. You feel that …

Parenting

How Can Students Be Taught to Detect Fake News and Dubious Claims?

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

How to Talk About Sexting

The advice for the past few years from parents and educators everywhere has been clear:<p>Don't do it.<p>That advice has been less than effective.<p>So, here …

Clark Kent

6 Tips for Identifying Fake News

Fake news sites have seen a drastic increase recently. These sites have always been around, but in a startling trend, they are becoming more and more …

Fake News

Students Create Brilliant Extension That Identifies Fake News

In under 36 hours, the students achieved something Facebook really needed to do.<p>As the influence of fake news on the recent presidential election continues to be a hot topic, one group of students may have found a solution to getting duped by inaccurate sources.<p>A team of four graduate and undergrad …

Most Students Don't Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds

Preteens and teens may appear dazzlingly fluent, flitting among social-media sites, uploading selfies and texting friends. But they’re often clueless about evaluating the accuracy and trustworthiness of what they find.<p>Some 82% of middle-schoolers couldn’t distinguish between an ad labeled …

Education

This might be why depression is rising among teen girls

<b>(CNN) —</b> There has been a significant climb in the prevalence of major depression among adolescents and young adults in recent years -- and the troubling trend may be strongest in teenage girls, according to a new study.<p>However, the number of adolescents receiving treatment does not appear to follow …

Depression

Power Up Your Parent-Teacher Communication

Parent Communication Resources and Guides<p>Downloadable and printable tip sheets to engage parents in schools<p>Get parents involved with our three …

Parenting

No Snapchat In The Bedroom? An Online Tool To Manage Kids' Media Use

Whether your kid is 3 and obsessed with Daniel Tiger videos or 15 and spending half her conscious hours on Snapchat, you are probably somewhat conflicted about how to think about their media habits.<p>How much time? What kind of media? What should our family's rules be?<p>When the American Academy of …