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started by Al Upton on 30 Mar 08
  • Al Upton
     
    "Children and young people need to be empowered to keep themselves safe - this isn't just about a top-down approach. Children will be children - pushing boundaries and taking risks. At a public swimming pool we have gates, put up signs, have lifeguards and shallow ends, but we also teach children how to swim."

    Please discuss.

    Safer Children in a Digital World - The Report of the Byron Review
    Dr Tanya Byron
    Consultant Clinical Psychologist
    March 2008 (the most recent research based report I've seen)
    http://tinyurl.com/32tayz [pdf]
    (thanks to George Siemens - eLearning Resources and News 29/03/08)
  • Janet Hawtin
     
    Al Upton wrote:
    > "Children and young people need to be empowered to keep themselves safe - this isn't just about a top-down approach. Children will be children - pushing boundaries and taking risks. At a public swimming pool we have gates, put up signs, have lifeguards and shallow ends, but we also teach children how to swim."
    >
    > Please discuss.

    I think the idea that a space is closed and known or defined by others can result in kids kicking at the edges. Creating online spaces which enable kids to define themselves through their context constructively could be a part of the contribution. Myspace and facebook do enable this kind of constructive definition of self. Some games tend to define the scope of participation so that the player has limited capacity to be unique. I find that kind of thinking in Raph Levien's presentation
    is technically oriented but there are some thoughts there regarding compliance trust and individuality in an online space. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5092930485716426869
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