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Teacher compares student to 'orangutan' on Facebook, could lose license

Teacher compares student to 'orangutan' on Facebook, could lose license | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
A teacher who got on Facebook and likened one of her students to an orangutan could wind up losing her teaching license for the derogatory comments she made on the social network.
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Samantha Goudie - YouTube

Samantha Goudie is speaking out for the first time since skyrocketing to internet fame as "Vodka Samm" in early September. The 22-year-old University of Iowa...
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The Best Tech Parenting Tool You Already Own - YouTube

Looking for easy ways to put some boundaries around how much tech your kids use? This quick tool from AskDrG.com will surprise you - and you may already have...
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Troll- Shane Koyczan - YouTube

From the album and Graphic novel, 'Silence Is A Song I Know All The Words To' available for purchase, here http://shanekoyczan.shop.redstarmerch.com/ Purchas...
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Social Media Awareness: A Letter for Parents

Social Media Awareness: A Letter for Parents | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

A school district educational technology director's letter to parents after cyberbullying occurs with the Yik Yak app.

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Maybe It's Time To Stop Talking About Bullying, And Talk Kindness Instead

Maybe It's Time To Stop Talking About Bullying, And Talk Kindness Instead | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Maybe It's Time To Stop Talking About Bullying, And Talk Kindness Instead
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gwynethjones's curator insight, September 28, 1:08 PM

Empathy matters.

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Helping Kids Manage the New Rules of Digital Etiquette

Helping Kids Manage the New Rules of Digital Etiquette | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Many parents feel lost navigating the changing landscape of digital etiquette. So what can you do to learn the rules, together with your child?
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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, September 25, 2:19 PM

Great idea, ask your kids before you share! So often forgotten as a parent!

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5 dangerous apps you don't know your kids are using | Komando.com

5 dangerous apps you don't know your kids are using | Komando.com | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Keeping teens safe online isn't easy, especially when they're using these apps. Find out what they are and how to stop them....
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The Truth About Parenting And Smartphones

The Truth About Parenting And Smartphones | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Recently, journalists and researchers have been blaming smartphones for bad parenting. They want us to put down our devices and focus on our children. But they’ve got it all wrong. It is no wonder that anxiety plagues the modern human. We seem hopelessly confused. We love our tools; we can’t stop [...]
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Neil Krasnoff's curator insight, October 8, 1:05 PM

I like this balanced and reflective piece that places a priority on the teaching of values, as opposed to the mentality of fear and banishment.

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Oversharing: Think Before You Post Video | Common Sense Media

Oversharing: Think Before You Post Video | Common Sense Media | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Watch Common Sense Media's Oversharing: Think Before You Post video to help you make informed decisions.
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gwynethjones's comment, August 23, 10:19 AM
Awww did you find this through me? [dimples]
EdTechSandyK's comment, August 23, 6:52 PM
Actually it think in saw it in Facebook, Gwyneth. :-)
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Why Ivy League Admissions Officers Have No Choice But To Google College Applicants

Why Ivy League Admissions Officers Have No Choice But To Google College Applicants | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
According to The Center for Education Reform...
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6 Ideas for Teaching Digital Reputation

6 Ideas for Teaching Digital Reputation | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
When we approach digital reputation in an empowering way it allows us to reframe the conversation. Instead of nagging students about not posting party pictures on Facebook, we can empower them to build a digital reputation that aligns with the legacy...
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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, August 11, 2:05 PM

Great ideas! Usable and practical.

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How 13-Year-Olds Really Use Snapchat

How 13-Year-Olds Really Use Snapchat | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Snapchat gives teens a way to send messages without fearing their parents will ever see it. That's the best and worst part about it.
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Written by an 8th grader. Very insightful!

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 8, 11:48 PM

This is a very interesting read! What are kids using Snapchat for? It is certainly being used heavily at our school. Article is written by a 13 year old. 

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Report: Every Potential 2040 President Already Unelectable Due To Facebook - YouTube

A troubling report finds that by 2040 every presidential candidate will be unelectable to political office due to their embarrassing Facebook posts. Subscrib...
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Don't Be Fooled! Your Guide to Fake News Sites

Don't Be Fooled! Your Guide to Fake News Sites | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Tired of people sharing fake news as if it's true? Point them to this checklist of satire sites on the web. Guaranteed 100% effective!
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Do your students know to watch out for sites like these? Do you?

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A third-party Snapchat client has leaked tens of thousands of user photos

A third-party Snapchat client has leaked tens of thousands of user photos | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Some Snapchat users are waking up to an unpleasant surprise this morning. A cache nearly 13GB of private Snapchats is now circulating through 4Chan, in a leak the users have dubbed The Snappening....
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Twitter gives MIT researchers access to every single public tweet

Twitter gives MIT researchers access to every single public tweet | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Twitter is opening up its vault for researchers at MIT's Media Lab, and it's giving them $10 million to try and glean some insights from the deluge of tweets. The team of researchers, working under...
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Yik Yak bullying leads districts to ban app

Yik Yak bullying leads districts to ban app | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
It's meant to be fun. You post a random anonymous thought for others to read. But it's also caused problems across the country and now right…
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Parents and schools must work together...

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Age Restrictions, Social Media, Apps and Parenting

Age Restrictions, Social Media, Apps and Parenting | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
All my friends have a cell-phone, why can't I? Everyone is on Facebook, why can't I have an account? Even my friend's younger sister is on Instagram, why can't I? Parenting in today's digital world...
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Good information for teachers, too!

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'Swatting' - Cops bust teen for 30+ dangerous hoaxes | Komando.com

'Swatting' - Cops bust teen for 30+ dangerous hoaxes | Komando.com | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
It seems like things are never dull for cybersecurity investigator and reporter Brian Krebs. He was the first person to expose the massive Target hack back in December, discov...
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Texting while driving, woman impaled through buttocks

Texting while driving, woman impaled through buttocks | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
ELIZABETH, Colo. — A woman admits she was texting and driving when she hit a pole that went through her car, piecing her thigh and buttocks. Elizabeth firefighters had to saw off the front and back end of the
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EdTechSandyK's comment, September 1, 12:11 PM
By the way, she was going 20 MPH in a school parking lot.
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Why Our Kids Should Be Cyber Mentors

Why Our Kids Should Be Cyber Mentors | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
By Sue Scheff and Katie L. Greer
October is National Cyber Safety Awareness Month, which spotlights an array of digital security measures parents, teens, and everyone should be using and should be aware of to protect themselves virtually.
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Just remember, kids should "band together" not "ban together." :-)

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What Employers Want to See When They Google You

What Employers Want to See When They Google You | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
You already know employers will Google the heck out of all potential candidates. So what do you really want them to see?
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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 8, 11:46 PM

When employers search online, they want your digital presence to give them more than a person free of red flags. Employers want to get a sense of – buzzword warning – your authentic self.

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Smiling for 'Auschwitz selfies,' and crying into the digital wilderness

Smiling for 'Auschwitz selfies,' and crying into the digital wilderness | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Opinion by Craig Detweiler, Special to CNN

(CNN) -- It is understandable why Breanna Mitchell’s sunny tweet from Auschwitz as “PrincessBMM” would spark a viral outcry.
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Why Schools’ Efforts to Block the Internet Are So Laughably Lame

Why Schools’ Efforts to Block the Internet Are So Laughably Lame | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
As schools around the country have rolled out one-to-one computer initiatives, handing out tablets and laptops to their students, a sour note has often intruded on the triumphant fanfare heralding these programs. Within days, even hours, of the devices’ distribution, their young users have figured out how to circumvent the...
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Schools & Internet Filters: It's Complicated!

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