Digital Citizenship

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

Youth is no defence when it comes to shameful online posts

Recent Harvard case shows any online communication can become public fodder<p><i>Be careful what you post online — it could come back to haunt you.</i><p>This has …

Parenting in the Screen Time Era

Traditionally, multiple health and child development establishments have been advising parents to avoid exposing their children to screens and media …

Be Internet Awesome - Google's New Internet Safety Curriculum

Be Internet Awesome is Google's new Internet safety curriculum. I learned about it from Larry Ferlazzo and then spent some time exploring it myself. …

4 Keys to Becoming a Good Digital Citizen

The separation between the digital world and the “real” world becomes smaller daily. Technology is everywhere: the grocery store, doctor’s office and …

The Pedagogy of Fake News: A Four-Part Critical Thinking Exercise for Upper Elementary Students

As educators we have a responsibility for instruction in basic media literacy. Claims of fake news have recently complicated analysis of current …

Digital Citizenship Certification

2016-2017 Certified Districts: <b><br>Decatur County Community Schools, Greensburg, Indiana</b> <b></b><br>North Decatur Elementary School (2016-2017) <br>North Decatur …

Collection of online safeguarding policies and guidance resources

This page, by Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board, contains information for Schools, Colleges and Professionals across the wider Children's …

10 Realities About Bullying at School and Online

In spite of national campaigns against bullying, including legislation in some states that punishes offenders and imposes strict reporting standards …

Parenting

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 …

Sustainability

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> …

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 …

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

<i>Alicia Blum-Ross shares insights from the Parenting for a Digital Future project and how parents assess the risks and benefits of ‘sharenting’. She</i> …

Children's Rights

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 …

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

Hey Parents and Teachers! Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds. We can help ! #medialiteracy #ptchat #ALSCChat https://t.co/oGo9kCixbw

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 …

Media Literacy

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 …

Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Browse More<p>Follow this blog:<p>Get the latest in kids’ media, tech, and news right to your inbox<p>Our bloggers<p>Catalog Data Coordinator | Kid at …

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 …

Crime

U.S. Customs and Border Protection now asks foreign travelers 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 …

Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive in Their Digital World

Worried about your children’s screen time? The best approach is to model the digital behavior you want to see in your kids.

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