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With the proliferation of cell phones in our society and the onslaught of new ways to use your cell phones, consumers are becoming increasingly confused about setting boundaries. We hope our guidelines will help people better avoid and recognize "cell phone faux-pas”. The guidelines are based on comprehensive annual surveys on cell phone etiquette and behavior dating back to 2000.
In this three-part lesson, students learn about online privacy and ethical behaviour by exploring their digital footprints to better understand that our online interactions may not be as anonymous as we think they are.
Lesson Plan for Grades 5&6. With the layering of identity through the use of nicknames and avatars, as well as a sense of anonymity, it is easy for young people to sometimes forget that real people-with real feelings-are at the heart of online conversations. In this lesson, students are provided with opportunities to explore this concept and discuss the importance of using empathy and common sense when talking to others online.
Naming in a Digital World: Creating a Safe Persona on the Internet. Students will: 1.Explore naming conventions in digital and non-digital settings. 2. Analyze the underlying connotations of names. 3. Analyze the ways that name-giving practices vary from one culture to another. 4. Synthesize their investigation by choosing and explaining specific names to represent themselves online.
In this lesson, students learn about and discuss the legal aspects of cyberbullying. They review a variety of hypothetical scenarios and a case study, and they consider the seriousness of the situations, who is legally responsible, what action (if any) should be taken and by whom.
Lesson Plan. With the increasing popularity of e-mail and online instant messaging among today's teens, a recognizable change has occurred in the language that students use in their writing. This lesson explores the language of electronic messages and how it affects other writing. Furthermore, it explores the freedom and creativity for using Internet abbreviations for specific purposes and examines the importance of a more formal style of writing based on audience.
Propaganda Techniques in Literature and Online Political Ads. In this lesson, GR 9-12 students draw conclusions from an analysis of propaganda techniques used in a piece of literature such as the novel Brave New World, the play The Crucible, or the movie Dr. Strangelove and political advertisements posted on the Internet. Students also make connections to their own world by looking for examples of propaganda in other media, such as print ads and commercials.
b>Inquiry on the Internet: Evaluating Web Pages for a Class Collection In this lesson plan, students explore a class inquiry project, collecting Web-based resources that can be used for further study during the course of the class or for more in-depth projects. Students use Internet search engines and Web analysis checklists and questions to find and evaluate online resources then write annotations that explain how and why the items they have found will be valuable to the class.
In this activity, teenagers explore online names by looking at sample e-mail addresses to determine what they can tell about the person who uses the account. After this exploration, teens choose a screen name or e-mail address for themselves as well as decide on personal details to include on a safe online profile.
During today's SXSW keynote, social media research Danah Boyd, who works for Microsoft Research New England and is a fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, talked about online privacy. Specifically, she focused on how users can navigate issues around online privacy and how developers can help them to do so.
being a citizen in today's society has very different issues and challenges, presented to the next generation at increasingly younger ages. "The ability to participate in a responsible way online is part of what kids have to learn about becoming responsible members of the public."