Web Awareness

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Web Awareness by Mind Map: Web Awareness

1. Internet Safety

1.1. Youth use the internet more for social purposes than for work and education

1.1.1. Yet do not understand that though what they write may be true, what they are getting back may not be

1.2. Youth (10-14) believe that the internet is a safe place, and that information is private

1.3. Parents are not properly supervising their child's online activities

1.3.1. Topics that parents should inform their kids on Idenity theft Bulying online Online sexual harassment

1.4. Sexually Explicit Material

1.4.1. With the invention of the internet and with it now in most family homes, kids now have easier access to sites that have strong sexually explicit material Normalizes harmful acts Chindren may come across this information in two ways Accidntally On Purpose Early research said that children could not process the sexually explicit information Now research tells us that the information is just processed differently

1.4.2. Parents need to take percautions with their children and the internet Supervising or limiting time spent on the internet Set up filters Talk to your children about sex

1.5. Cyber Bullying

1.5.1. This is a major problem among todays youth

1.5.2. Can sent hurtful and scaring messages without seeing the result of their actions

1.5.3. Makes bullying anonymous

1.5.4. Can be done using a variety of different methods Email Set up filters so that only certain messages can get through Text Message Chat Rooms Bash Boards People can lie about who they are Children should be supervise if they are going to use these Websites Personal Voting Social Instant Messaging Systems Supervise your child when setting up an account and limit who can message them

1.5.5. Though it may be possible to trace where the messages came from it is next to impossible to prove who sent them

1.6. What Can Teachers Do?

1.6.1. Make time to teach internet safety Gaming Include internet safety in other lessons- liken fairy tales to modern problems (analogies) Role playing Guest speakers Have students do a written response to the speaker Student Presentations (Research) Third party resources Make your own curriculum to accommodate the increase need for education in this subject School wide programs Department citizenship Program Many teachers use this website when creating curriculum for their students on this subject: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/curriculum

1.6.2. http://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx is a great we site that should be visited by students, teacher and parents so that that dangers that are present on the internet. Online games and entertainment Banking Social Media Email Voice Over Internet Protocal Making phone calls over the internet Downloading and File Sharing Online Shopping

1.6.3. http://mediasmarts.ca is a great resource for teachers Here is a link where you can find games to help teach about internet safety http://mediasmarts.ca/digital-media-literacy/educational-games

2. Authenticity of Web Resources

2.1. How to Identify an Unreliable Website

2.1.1. Authority Is there and author for the site? Are they credible Can you contact them Who is the sponcer? Are they reputable? Can you contact them? Look for footers and domains

2.1.2. Accuracy Are there visible errors? Is in the information correct?

2.1.3. Objectivity Is the page biased or trying to sway opinion? Is there advertising?

2.1.4. Currency When was the last update? Is the page dated? Are the links up to date?

2.1.5. Coverage Can you double check the information? Is there intrinsic value? Does it go in-depth?

3. Marketing

3.1. Why is this a problem?

3.1.1. Kids are highly impressionable and it is easier to sell their products and services to children than adults

3.1.2. They target all age groups

3.1.3. How does it effect children Children might be swayed to value things that are not appropriate for your family or child May cause unhealthy habits Food Self-esteem

3.2. How can the Effects be Minimized

3.2.1. Depends on the age group Birth to 5 years Restrict TV watching Pre-recoreded shows 6-9 Years Watch TV with children and ask them questions about the ad Make sure you make comments when offensive ads come on 10-15 Years Talk about how ads appeal to emotions Encourage children to limit their spending 16-18 Years Look for product placements Look at consumer reports Talk about then you as a parent spend money based on ads

4. Privacy

4.1. When so much information is shared on the internet to people unknown, it is easier for this information to become public

4.1.1. Pictures on your phone can post your location

4.2. Public Publishing

4.2.1. This comes from posting anything online

4.2.2. Once the information is sent and online there you have no control over it

4.2.3. Using fake names can hide your identity on the surface, but everything leaves a digital footprint Things can be traced back to you

4.2.4. It is against the law to publish work that you did not produce yourself Copyright

4.2.5. We are, under the law, given the right of free speech but this does not mean that anything can be said Saying things that are not true to ruin a reputation does not fall under free speech

4.3. Consequences

4.3.1. You are held responsible for anything that you put on the internet Do not send anything that might bring your character into question

4.4. Things to Consider

4.4.1. Ask yourself these questions Who will see this? Who will be effected and how? How would my parents, teachers, or future employers react to this? Am I proud of this? Is my conscience clear? If this became world news how would I feel?

4.4.2. Guidelines Assume that what you post is private Consider how people might use the things you post against you Don't post things that can be viewed as inappropriate Don't post something you didn't create Involve your parents

5. Copyright and Priacy

5.1. Just because something does not have a copyright stamp on their information does not mean that it is a free for all

5.2. Copyrights are a problem for teachers as well as students

5.3. Intellectual property

5.3.1. This is anything that has emerged from someone else's creativity or invention Can own the physical property but not the intellectual property

5.3.2. Copyright This is the ownership that someone has over their intellectual property Ideas cannot be copyrighted they need to be mostly done They have control over how it is handled or used

5.3.3. Public Domain When intellectual property is not copyritten Can be used by anyone

5.3.4. Trademark An image or a logo that is used to sell a product Names may not have copyrights but the way the image shoes that name is Shows who the product belongs to Must be registered Genericized Trademark These are items that have lost their protected status because they have become known for a broad category rather than a single brand

5.3.5. Technological Protection Measures Digital Locks These are measures taken so that information cannot be copied

5.4. Plagarism

5.4.1. Being able to copy and paste is very easy in todays world

5.4.2. This is taking someone else's ideas and passing them off as your own Not referencing them

5.4.3. Information can be used for research, reviews and criticism Need to give credit to those who came up with the ideas ALWAYS Teachers need to be vigilant in teaching this to their students and in recognizing when this has occured Teachers need to model proper citing techniques Have ethical discussions about piracy and plagiarism Apply these issues to the real world- what would happen in a job?

5.4.4. This counts for words, pictures, and videos

5.4.5. When possible, one should seek permission from the author