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Grace Kat

movingforward » Blogs - 0 views

    This page contains resources related to K-12 blogging, including good example blogs to show people.
Jocelyn Chappell

Middle School Ed Tech Blog - 0 views

  • Join us live tomorrow night (Monday, April 14th) at 9:00 PM EDT as Parents as Partners is joined by special guest, Steve Hargadon, to discuss web2.0 pedagogies in schools and best practices for educating parents about these tools.
    Bumped in to this today -- would you belive in coincidences -- Parents as Partners at joined by Steve Hargadon tonight 14 April 9pm PDT (too late for GMT me) -- participate at chatroom -- to discuss web2.0 pedagogies in schools and best practices for educating parents -- I so wish I could stay up but will have to leave that for others (aka feedback request please) -- although thinking about it I might manage to get up early the following day (ouch).
Anne Bubnic

UK: Byron Report - 2 valuable views on Net safety, Part 1 - 0 views

    Thoughtful analysis of the Byron Report, provided by Anne Collier of Netfamily News.
Anne Bubnic

Natl Assn of Secondary School Principals: Position Statement on Internet Safety - 0 views

    Very important document!! The NASSP Position Statement is the cornerstone for all of our work in cybersafety education at CTAP4. Click on "expand" to see their recommendations.
    NASSP recommendations for school leaders
    1. Familiarize themselves about all aspects of computer technology, including the mechanics of the Internet, blogs, social networking Web sites, and the liability issues associated with the use of these technologies
    2.Form a technology team that comprises staff members, parents and students to act in an advisory capacity to the larger school community
    3.Educate staff members and students on using technology within the boundaries of the law
    4.Guide teachers and students on how the Internet can serve as effective educational tools
    5.Formulate clear guidelines to protect students and teachers against cyber bullying and other criminal activities
    6.Conduct orientation sessions for parents regarding student use of the Internet
    7.Reinforce these guidelines with parents and encourage vigilance of Internet use at home, including the elimination of derogatory statements against other students or staff.
Jocelyn Chappell

ICT in Education - 0 views

    This is a gem from UK for "users, teachers, leaders and managers" of educational ICT. As members of ad4dcss are, like it or not, leaders (with all that entails) I think we will find much helpful here. Also this is home of the e-book, "Coming of Age" and soon to be released "Coming of Age 2.0" that are just slightly relevant.
Vicki Davis

The Associated Press: Video of Teen Beating Raises Questions - 0 views

  • But that doesn't mean YouTube or any other media company should get the blame, legally or ethically, for the attack, media experts said Friday.
  • The teenagers have been arrested on charges that they beat the teen so they could make a video of the attack to post online. One of the girls struck the 16-year-old victim on the head several times and then slammed her head into a wall, knocking her unconscious, according to an arrest report.
  • From a legal standpoint, YouTube and other online service providers are largely exempt from liability because of a 1996 anti-pornography law. One provision says Internet service providers are not considered publishers simply because they retransmit information provided by their users or other sources.
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  • "There is no legal reason this video cannot be shown. It is obviously distasteful, abhorrent what the teenagers did to the victim, but it doesn't really make sense (to ask), 'Should YouTube have taken it down?'" Morris said.
    It is very important to review this case and learn what can happen to prevet this sort of behavior.
    This horrific attack that was videoed and posted on youtube for attention brings many questions and the public spotlight again goes onto the digital world we are creating. It is making its own "rules" which really aren't any. It is time for educators to speak out or be spoken to about what to or not to do.

Online Predators and Their Victims - 0 views

  • My (Liz B. Davis ) Summary of Key Points (All are quotes directly from the article): Online "Predators" and Their Victims. Myths, Realities, and Implications for Prevention and Treatment. by: Janis Wolak, David Finkelhor, and Kimberly J. Mitchell - University of New Hampshire and Michele L. Ybarra - Internet Solutions for Kids, Inc.
  • The publicity about online"predators" who prey on naive children using trickery and violence is largely inaccurate.
  • adult offenders who meet, develop relationships with, and openly seduce underage teenagers
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  • In the great majority of cases, victims are aware they are conversing online with adults. In the N-JOV Study, only 5% of offenders pretended to be teens when they met potential victims online. (112)
  • Offenders rarely deceive victims about their sexual interests.
  • promises of love and romance
  • 99% of victims of Internet-initiated sex crimes in the N-JOV Study were 13 to 17 years old, and none were younger than 12. 48% were 13 or 14 years old. (115)
  • ..Although Internet safety advocates worry that posting personal information exposes youths to online molesters, we have not found empirical evidence that supports this concern. It is interactive behaviors, such as conversing online with unknown people about sex, that more clearly create risk. (117)
  • take place in isolation and secrecy, outside of oversight by peers, family  members, and others in the youth's face-to-face social networks (115)
  • Most of the online child molesters described in the N-JOV Study met their victims in chatrooms. In a 2006 study, about one third of youths who received online sexual solicitation had received them in chatrooms. (116)
  • Youth internet users with histories of offline sexual or physical abuse appear to be considerably more likely to receive online aggressive sexual solicitations. (117)
  • it was those 15-17 years of age who were most prone to take risks involving privacy and contact with unknown people. (115)
  • We recommend educating youths frankly about the dynamics of Internet-initiated and other nonforcible sex crimes. Youths need candid, direct discussions about seduction and how some adults deliberately evoke and then exploit the compelling feelings that sexual arousal can induce. (122)
  • maintaining online blogs or journals, which are similar to social networking sites in that they often include considerable amounts of personal information and pictures, is not related to receiving aggressive sexual solicitation unless youths also interact online with unknown people. (117)
  • Boys constitute 25% of victims in Internet-initiated sex crimes, and virtually all of their offenders are male. (118
  • Some gay boys turn to the internet to find answers to questions about sexuality or meet potential romantic partners, and there they may encounter adults who exploit them. (118)
  • ..child molesters are, in reality, a diverse group that cannot be accurately characterized with one-dimensional labels. (118)
  • Online child molesters are generally not pedophiles. (118)
    Online child molesters are rarely violent. (119)
  • Child pornography production is also an aspect of Internet-initiated sex crimes. One in five online child molesters in the N-JOV Study took sexually suggestive or explicit photographs of victims or convinced victims to take such photographs of themselves or friends. (120)
  • Youths may be more willing to talk extensively and about more intimate matters with adults online than in face-to-face environments. (121
  • it may not be clear to many adolescents and adults that relationships between adults and underage adolescents are criminal. (122)
  • Simply urging parents and guardians to control, watch, or educate their children may not be effective in many situations. The adolescents who tend to be the victims of Internet-initiated sex crimes many not themselves be very receptive to the advice and supervision of parents. (122)
  • Online molesters do not appear to be stalking unsuspecting victims but rather continuing to seek youths who are susceptible to seduction. (117)
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      Let's remember that although there are direct references to gay and male pedophiles of gay boys, that 99% of child sex offenders identify as heterosexual, online or offline.
    Cool summary of an article by Liz B. Davis -- Liz took the article and extracted the most valuable bits to her using google Docs. This methodology is fascinating, but even moreso the fact we may all begin doing this together with Diigo.
    This research article has the facts about sexual predatory behavior.
Jocelyn Chappell

Advocates for Digital Citizenship, Safety, and Success | Google Groups - 0 views

    • Jocelyn Chappell
      This is exactly what we do. We model behaviour -- it is a gift. The others (parents, teachers, policy makers -- politicians and media even) _will_ catch on -- but maybe only as our pupils make it into those spheres of influence. 10 years or 20 -- anyone?
Jocelyn Chappell

FRONTLINE: growing up online: watch the full program | PBS - 0 views

    Insightful (and harrowing in places): 7 chapters re online teenagers - a revolution in classrooms and social life - self expression, trying on new identities - the child predator fear - private worlds outside parents' reach? - cyberbullying - updates
Jocelyn Chappell

Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education (Techlearning blog) - 0 views

    Steve Hargadon writes: 'We've spent the last ten years teaching students how to protect themselves from inappropriate content - now we have to teach them to create appropriate content.'
Jocelyn Chappell

How Dangerous Is the Internet for Children? - Pogue's Posts - 0 views

    David Pogue write in The New York Times, "As my own children approach middle school, my own fears align with the documentary's findings in another way: that cyber-bullying is a far more realistic threat. "
Jocelyn Chappell

Department for Children, Schools and Families : Byron Review - 0 views

    Published 27th March 2008. On 6th September 2007, the Prime Minister asked Dr. Tanya Byron to conduct an independent review looking at the risks to children from exposure to potentially harmful or inappropriate material on the internet and in video games."
    You can catch the excellent analysis of Dr. Tanya Byron's work at Anne Collier's web site [NetFamilyNews]. See:
Vicki Davis

Hashtags - ad4dcss - 0 views

shared by Vicki Davis on 13 Apr 08 - Cached
    Where we can go to see what people are saying on twitter about this idea.
    The hashtag page for the Advocates for Digital Citizenship, Safety, and Success -- use this hashtag on twitter for people to read about it.
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