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Steve Ransom

Educational Leadership:The Transition Years:Positive Digital Footprints - 38 views

  • aught up in sensational stories
  • trying to frighten digital kids
  • Help students build positive digital footprints.
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  • Scare tactics
  • one-size-fits-all approaches to Internet safety are "analogous to inoculating the entire population for a rare disease that most people are very unlikely to get, while at the same time failing to inoculate the population that's most at risk"
  • Instead of teaching students to be afraid of what others can learn about them online, let's teach them how digital footprints can quickly connect them to the individuals, ideas, and opportunities that they care most about.
    Great piece by Bill Ferriter (@plugusin) on the tension between helping kids create a positive, empowering digital footprint and the use of scare tactics to dissuade them from being active online - Two diametrically opposed paradigms.
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