Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tool 2 Building Community in the online environment

I really enjoyed reading blogs of other teachers on my campus and around the district. I especially liked what Yoset Altamirano said about the responsibility of teachers in guiding kids on proper use of the internet, their role as citizens, the harm they could cause others and themselves, and the effect they could have on their own future.
I know people who have personally been affected by what they put on facebook and their lives will never be the same. I personally am not a fan of all the technology we use today. I believe it hurt us as social beings and is taking us in a direction in life I do not wish to go.

 For a good website for online safety go to www.parentfurther.com/technology-media/online-safety

Did You Know?

  • Kids who are educated in the importance of online safety are more likely to take steps to keep themselves safe online than kids who aren’t educated.1
  • One out of five teenagers use their cell phones to go online.2Of those who do, one out of five say their parents don’t know that they do this.3
  • One half of all teenagers post their real age on social networking sites.4 Two out of five post the name of the city where they live.5
  • While 25 percent of 13- to 15-year-olds think it’s unsafe to post personal stuff online, only 14 percent of 16- to 18-year-olds feel the same way.7
  • Two out of five teenagers are exposed to pornography online.8
  • Two out of three teenagers say that cyberbullying is a serious problem.10 One out of three say that online bullying is worse than being bullied in person.11

1 comment:

  1. Hang onto these thoughts! Tool #10 is all about digital citizenship! We have a responsibility to help our students understand the consequences of poor decisions regarding their digital footprint. While I am not personally a fan of all digital devices and sites, I don't agree that technology hurts us as social beings. I am more social because of the technology tools available to me!