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In wake of Bapst revelations, schools can help teach teens safe Internet use

The importance and influence of technology grows each year, as students of all ages have broad access to the Internet, especially through mobile phones. That includes a vast, seemingly limitless array of knowledge but also hazards that can be easy to fall into.
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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). "

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What is 'ungoogleable'?

What is 'ungoogleable'? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The word "ungoogleable" has been removed from a list of new Swedish words after a trademark spat. But it raises the question of what can and can't be found with a search engine.

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They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets.

They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets. | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
More colleges are finding the social media posts of their applicants — and sometimes denying admission as a result.
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Maine's own Bowdoin College is featured in this story.

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School leader goes public about sexting investigation at Harwood Union High School

A Vermont high school struggles with an epidemic of sexting incidents and the superintendent urges adults to "open up dialog and keep on talking about the dangers and ramifications of these types of choices with our students.”

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Teaching Respect and Responsibility — Even to Digital Natives | MindShift

Teaching Respect and Responsibility — Even to Digital Natives | MindShift | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
As with any behavior involving kids, mistakes will be made with online behavior -- and that’s a vital part of the learning process.
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When bullying goes high-tech

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Online bullying has a lot in common with bullying in school, but cyberbullying presents unique challenges.
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Protecting Your Privacy on the New Facebook

Protecting Your Privacy on the New Facebook | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
How to guard your information on Facebook in light of the new search tool that lets strangers discover who you are, what you like and where you go.
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Should schools offer social media etiquette classes?

Should schools offer social media etiquette classes? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
While the practice of using social media in a positive way for education has merit, its heavy usage has also opened the gateway for a number of negatives
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Guidelines for Public, Student Class Blogs: Ethics, Legalities, FERPA and More | HASTAC

Advice from Duke University's Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication to help you design student- and privacy (FERPA)-friendly guidelines for online and social writing activities.

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10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy - Forbes

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy - Forbes | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

How to protect yourself, your devices, and your purchasing information.


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Petra Pollum's comment, August 28, 2012 7:04 AM
Thanks for sharing. Useful information as usual.
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Cyberbullying needs its own treatment strategies

Cyberbullying needs its own treatment strategies

UBC professor will be presenting the results of her research into cyberbullying at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, taking place in Vancouver

By GERRY BELLETT, Vancouver Sun April 13, 2012

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Cyberbullying+needs+treatment+strategies/6456700/story.html#ixzz1tcWu0a6m


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Kaplan Test Prep Survey: Percentage of College Admissions Officers Who Visit Applicants’ Social Networking Pages Continues to Grow — But Most Students Shrug

" Over a third (35%) of college admissions officers have visited an applicant’s social media page to learn more about them, according to Kaplan Test Prep’s 2014 survey of college admissions officers.*  This is the highest percentage since Kaplan first began tracking the issue in 2008, when just under one in ten admissions officers reported doing so."

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How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic

How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"Is it possible for our students to be both digital natives and digitally unaware? Young people today are instant messengers, gamers, photo sharers and supreme multitaskers. But while they use the technology tools available to them 24/7, they are struggling to sort fact from fiction, think critically, decipher cultural inferences, detect commercial intent and analyze social implications. All of which makes them extremely vulnerable to the overwhelming amount of information they have access to through the digital tools they use—and love!—so much."

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Why colleges shouldn’t check online life of applicants

Why colleges shouldn’t check online life of applicants | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
More admissions officers are looking online. A counselor explains why he thinks it isn't fair.
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Privacy: Teenage Facebook Users Can Now Choose to Share Posts Publicly After Social Net Changes Policy | LJ INFOdocket

"Up until today, for people aged 13 through 17, the initial audience of their first post on Facebook was set to “Friends of Friends” – with the option to change it.

Going forward, when people aged 13 through 17 sign up for an account on Facebook, the initial audience of their first post will be set to a narrower audience of “Friends.”

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Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail?

Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Walmart Corporate This past week, I worked with a small group of educators on becoming a "Networked Educator", and we had some great conversations about ho...

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:51 PM

Using the analogy of teaching a student to drive, this article makes some great points about the teaching of digital citizenship. I think the inference is also for secondary. 

Lourense Das's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:28 AM

Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail? Great blog from a school principal

Corinne Hinton's curator insight, August 21, 2013 4:10 PM

Great #digitalcitizenship rubric for schools.

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Teens' tech getting very mobile: New study | NetFamilyNews.org

Teens' tech getting very mobile: New study | NetFamilyNews.org | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Very interesting data here about how teens are using connected devices at home (but we know that also means "at school") and how parenting (and teaching) has adjusted to these habits.  Check out the "Related Links."

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xkcd: Password Strength

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I can't even pretend to understand the math in this one--but I certainly can relate to the issue of remembering passwords! Thanks to Maine librarian Jake Paris for sharing this.

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How (And Why) Teenagers Hide Their Online Activity - Edudemic

How (And Why) Teenagers Hide Their Online Activity - Edudemic | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

An infographic from ZoneAlarm illustrates what teens are hiding about their onine activity from their parents.

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It’s Time: Create Smart Policies to Support Student Tech Use

It’s Time: Create Smart Policies to Support Student Tech Use | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has issued a report in which they make recommendations for how schools should be managing technology, what teachers should be teaching about technology, and what students need from us to become effective users and consumers of technology.
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You Say Bullying, I Say Drama from Common Sense Media

You Say Bullying, I Say Drama from Common Sense Media | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Researchers have found that we're not speaking the same language as our students--they are less likely to call bullying behaviors, whether online or in person, "bullying."  

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Facebook and YouTube Offer Guidelines to Help Schools and Parents

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Flickr:Dan Taylor By Matt Levinson

Resources from Facebook and YouTube to help parents and educators promote digital citizenship.

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