E-safety & Digital Skills

By Ben Rouse | Implementing effective and safe use of digital tools in schools

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A complete guide to keeping your digital identity short and sweet

If you are like me, a Google search for your name will probably bring up all the accounts you ever created using your real name. If you haven’t been …

10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article

For many of us, 2016 is going down as a year to forget. Election upsets, Zika, the Syrian crisis, and unfortunately tons of fake news about all of …

Fake News

How Savvy are Your Students?: 7 Fake Websites to Really Test Their Evaluation Skills

Looking to test your students’ capabilities at figuring out if a website is real or not? Use these fake websites to help, but be careful! Looks may …

Genealogy

Internet Safety Education: 10 Questions Parents Should Be Asking

Last week a school near me suffered a social media mishap involving its students. This, an increasingly common byproduct of our day, unfortunately catches many a school by surprise. So I received this call:<p>"Help! Can you come to our school to give an "Internet Safety" presentation? And can you keep …

Internet Safety

Teachers fear for pupils' safety on social media

<b>Most teachers know of pupils who have used social media to share sexual messages, pictures or videos, a survey by a teachers' union suggests.</b><p>A poll of 1,304 teachers by the NASUWT union indicated most pupils involved in such incidents were aged 13 to 16, but some were aged as young as seven.<p>The …

Privacy, Identity, & Protecting Yourself (and Your Students) Online

As we enter the Post-Snowden era, I’ve been busy reading, listening, watching, and reflecting about the impact this has on literacy and technology. …

Creative Commons

Sexting teacher 'asked me to send naked pics'

A teenage girl who has been awarded damages for being manipulated into sexting her teacher tells the BBC's Clive Coleman how it began.

Walking Safely Along the Digital Highway – resources to help teach Digital Literacy and e-Safety

E-safety cartoons Shared by @OllieBray – e-safety cartoons for schools to display. These are aimed mainly in schools supporting the role parents play …

Genius woman Periscopes herself while driving drunk, gets arrested

A great way to ensure that you get caught after doing something illegal is to film yourself doing it with the live-streaming app Periscope.<p>Multiple concerned citizens called Lakeland Police Department in Florida on Saturday evening when a woman, later identified as 23-year-old Whitney Beall, was …

Crime

Digital Literacy – getting the experience.

Following on from this post, we next look at how we actually integrate ‘digital literacy’.<p>As discussed, the skills of digital literacy are tough to …

How to separate fact and fiction online

By the end of this talk, there will be 864 more hours of video on YouTube and 2.5 million more photos on Facebook and Instagram. So how do we sort …

Privacy fears over websites sharing children's data

<b>Websites and apps aimed at children are gathering unacceptable amounts of personal data, the Information Commissioner's Office has warned.</b><p>The UK's data protection agency took part in an international investigation looking at almost 1,500 websites popular with young people.<p>It found that one in five …

Campaign calls for children's 'right to be forgotten'

<b>A campaign has launched to promote the idea that children should be able to delete their online past.</b><p>Called "iRights", its proposals include the right for young people to be able to easily edit or delete content they have created online.<p>Baroness Shields, the UK's Minister for Internet Safety and …

A Definition Of Web Literacy (And How Students Can Benefit)

<b>A Definition Of Web Literacy (And How Students Can Benefit)</b>by <b>Chris Lawrence</b>, VP of Learning At MozillaReading, writing and arithmetic are the …

Learning

How to limit the data you're giving apps when you log in with Facebook

Ever sign into apps like Airbnb or <i>Candy Crush</i> via the blue "Log in with Facebook" button? It's an easy alternative to the tedium of creating an account by typing in a userID and password, and since you're likely already signed into Facebook's app, you'll have quick access to other apps in just a …

Apps

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BBC Radio 4 - The Digital Human, Series 6, Risk

Listen now<p>You must enable JavaScript to play content<p>Risk<p>The Digital Human, Series 6 Episode 1 of 6<p>Our brains are still running security software designed to protect us against lions, tigers and bears and we haven't run an update for about 200,000 years. Aleks Krotoski explores how well it works …

How do we prepare the students of today to be tomorrow’s digital leaders?

<i>(Cross-posted on the Google for Work Blog.)</i><p><i>Editor's note: To understand the extent to which the skills taught in education systems around the world</i> …

Sexting scandal: 20 students charged at New Jersey high school

A recent police investigation in New Jersey found that more than a dozen middle and high school students traded explicit images of female students via text messaging and social media.<p>The prosecutor's office in Cape May announced invasion of privacy charges against 19 juveniles and one adult, on …

Crime

Internet Safety Facts Parents Must Know About

Cyber-safety is the safety of your information online, and it’s a growing problem in today’s world. As computers become more integrated into our …

Internet Safety

Internet Safety Resources - help students stay safe online

The Internet is an incredible thing - allowing us to communicate, connect, collaborate, learn and share with people all over the world. However, …

Internet Safety and Information - what data do the big companies collect?

Technology is a wonderful thing. It lets us connect, explore, learn and create. However, there are some drawbacks and everyone is concerned about …