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1 Real Life Literacy BCTLA 2013 Jennifer Branch, PhD Associate Professor and Coordinator, University of Alberta Joanne de Groot, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Alberta Miriam Gilbert Director, Rosen Digital & Digital Citizenship

2 Why is it important? PLAGIARISM COPYRIGHT PRIVACY SAFETY BULLYING IMAGE CITATIONS COMMUNICATION RELATIONSHIPS SOURCES ACCURATE RELIABLE REPUTATION

3 Why is it important? How can I convince my friend that he mistook the tone of my without him getting even angrier? Where can I turn if my computer or cell phone is hacked? How can I support someone who’s being cyberbullied without becoming a victim myself? If Wikipedia is an unreliable source, why is it so popular? Why can musicians create mashups of different songs but I can’t use paragraphs from different articles to write a paper? Will government legislation limit what I can do on the Internet?

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5 How can we help? The THREE “P”s: POSITIVITYPRIVACYPRECISION

6 Positivity POSITIVITY is all-encompassing! In your interactions: Consider others (COURTESY) Be honest (ETHICS) Think about the impact (RESPONSIBILITY)

7 The Cyberbullying Epidemic Positivity Credit: What kind of impact will your words have?

8 Where to Turn: Positivity Free Resources  B-free.ca B-free.ca  Bullying Ends Here Bullying Ends Here  Erase Bullying Erase Bullying  Kids Help Phone Kids Help Phone  Need Help Now Need Help Now Share Your Own Experience  Personal Story Project Teen Health & Wellness Personal Story Project

9 Should I Share This? Positivity Credit: What are you doing? How are you dressed? What are you saying? Should I be doing this? Would I wear this in public? Would I say this to my parents/teachers? Is this going to embarrass me in a year? Look at What You’re Sharing…And Ask Yourself… Your profile is an extension of YOU—make sure that you present yourself well!

10 THINK before you SHARE. Positivity Credit:

11 Privacy How Private IS Your Profile?

12 Privacy Protecting Your Privacy Your current location Where you go to school Where you work Your birthday Your cell phone number Your activities and plans Any online passwords Your full name and address aren’t the only things that can identify you! THINK before you share: Credit:

13 Your Digital Footprint Privacy Credit: What you share is there to stay!

14 Privacy The Key is to Educate! Common Sense Media CyberSmarts & Teen CyberSmarts (more here!) CyberSmarts & Teen CyberSmartshere Digital Literacy Internet DOs and DON’Ts Media Smarts Privacy Commissioner of Canada Privacy Commissioner of Canada Outside Resources:

15 Precision Information Overload! 143 million results!!

16 Precision Questionable accuracy? A kindergarten student wants to Google search “naked butt” to get pictures of the minions from Despicable Me. What kind of results do you think he’ll get?

17 Precision Understanding the Resources We Use Credit: S.U.R.E.S.U.R.E. is a nation-wide campaign by Singapore’s National Library Board to promote the importance of information and discernment.

18 Precision Why Plagiarism & Copyright Matter Credit: Nineteen-year-old Kaavya Viswanathan had a stellar start to a writing career with the publication of her first book, How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life. Her career as an author crashed, though, when it came out she’d “borrowed” the words of many other writers in writing her own novel. No excuses could save her work or her reputation.

19 Precision Inspiration or Imitation? Know the Difference! Credit: Plagiarism.org What is Plagiarism? Digital Literacy What is Plagiarism? Copyright and Digital Ethics Digital Literacy Copyright and Digital Ethics

20 Digital Citizenship is Essential! Credit:

21 T.H.I.N.K. And don’t forget to… Credit:

22 THANK YOU! Jennifer Branch, PhD Joanne de Groot, PhD Miriam Gilbert Credit:


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