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1 Digital Citizenship


3 Survey


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6 H-2



9 Online Risks Inappropriate Content Inappropriate Conduct Inappropriate Contact NYTimes Article NYTimes Article on Formspring CNN article on 4chanarticle CNN Article on ChatRouletteArticle H9

10 Anonymous A broad audience Photoshop Cant take it back Wild Wild West

11 Ethical Fault Lines Identity Privacy Authorship & Ownership Participation Meeting of Minds: Cross-Generational Dialogue on the Ethics of Digital Life GoodPlay Project at Harvard Universitys Project Zero, Global Kids Inc., and Common Sense Media (October 2009)


13 Teen Thinking - Identity Why be yourself when you can turn yourself into someone you would rather be? Have freedom to be who we want others to believe we are. Online provides place for experimentation and feedback. Be Cool. Fit In. Concerned more about personal consequences than effects of their behavior on others.

14 Privacy False sense of privacy + anonymity + lack of social responsibility = ???? Rutgers University … some students dont have the basic discretion to know whats appropriate. Project Civility Spammers, hackers, trolls, strangers College admissions, employers, intern programs, summer camps, parents Searchable & not easily deleted Unintended Audiences Willing to share with peers not adults Few youth spoke of risks & potential harms of sharing Transparency Police?? connections H 14


16 Teen Voice vs. Adult Voice..once you realize exactly the scope of the website, its easy to use it … with minimal risk. …... Paranoid…... … privacy means … wanting … those FEW with whom I decide to share, to know.

17 Univ. of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, University Marketing Study, 2009 For scholarships & high-demand programs To avoid embarrassment to School

18 Participation: Being a Responsible Citizen Online Positive Communal & participatory Community rules Empowerment Mentorship Camaraderie Activism Participate when they choose Contributions valued Negative Hate speech Language Sexual behavior Intimidation Depersonalization Token activism Cheating in games H 18

19 Authorship & Ownership Media Creation & Knowledge Sharing Intellectual Property Ilegal downloading & pirating Giving credit for use or remix Why they download: Easy Lack of money Its available Get in trouble Java-loopholes-exe files


21 A want to; A break; A reward; A distraction* Your grades on Facebook Impact of Facebook Open Graph Hackers Use Apps Strangers as Friends * *GWU Study 2009 H 21

22 Realities of Pictures can be copied >18 is google-able Public pages Fake fan pages Dont own content Risky apps – 1,000s of scams target teens1,000s of scams target teens Hackable / Phishable Money maker H 23

23 Cyberbullying Law: S. 1492: Broadband Data Improvement Act (signed by President Bush Oct. 10, Public law No )Broadband Data Improvement Act --requires schools to educate (NetCetera) AB 86 (CA) amended CA Ed Code Sec CA Ed Code Sec can suspend or expel A Fine Line – harassment or free speech (ACLU) Spills onto campuses: avoid class, failing grades, contemplate suicide Schools set clear expectations for students and educators H 23 - Books

24 Harvard Findings Oct 2009 Most prevalent: I do online what I want to do online. I dont feel it is anyones business to tell me what I shouldnt do. I dont feel responsible to people online. I feel its more for me; not for anybody else.

25 Scarcity of Ethical Thinking Ability to think about the impact of online choices for ones groups, communities, nation and world Rarest way of thinking found in teens

26 Harvard Findings Have no control so laugh and move on Internet is for fun Feel powerless – Individualistic thinking – – Consequence thinking

27 Socialization F2F What will your footprint cost you My The Future of Reputation H 27


29 Absence of Supports Adult mentors Adults are virtually absent Adults emphasize Internet safety over ethics and citizenship Adults bring: Traditions, knowledge, experience

30 Discussion & Presence Initiate conversations Ask the right questions Model – Engage Teach morals and ethics Find a meeting of the minds NO YES

31 Untapped Opportunities Online Environments are: Consequential Meaningful Powerful New Media is beneficial: Dont lock it out

32 Advocacy / Social Good Use social media for something greater than themselves Challenge them to see themselves as citizens of online communities

33 Suggested Curriculum Mon.:Identity, Privacy & Social networks Tues.:Online Safety Wed.:Piracy, Copyright & Plagiarism Thurs.:Acceptable Use & Cyberbullying Fri.:Check for Understanding LS

34 Resources NetCetera: LinkLink Natl School Boards Assn: Creating & ConnectingCreating & Connecting The Good Work Project: LinkLink CA Coalition on Childrens Internet Safety & CA Office of Privacy Protection: LinkLink The Future of Reputation: Daniel SoloveDaniel Solove Born Digital: LinkLink

35 More Resources Cyberbullying: School Bullies articleSchool Bullies article OCDE CyberSafe Videos: LinkLink Cyberbullying: Wash Post articleWash Post article Project Civility – Rutgers University – articles and talking points: CivilityCivility Instruction – Web Information website

36 More Resources More Instruction CyberBullying Research Center Article from Education Leadership: Footprints in the Digital Age (be googled well)Footprints in the Digital Age Henry Jenkins, USC, video: Raising the Digital GenerationRaising the Digital Generation Pew Internet & American Life Project: LinkLink

37 People to Follow danah boyd:LinkLink Peter Cashmore: MashableMashable Henry Jenkins: LinkLink New Media Literacies Project, USC Annenberg School of Communications & Journalism: LinkLink

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