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Protecting your child's digital identity | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills

Protecting your child's digital identity | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills | Educommunication | Scoop.it
Child identity theft is considered to be one of the fastest-growing crimes. Kids’ identities are stolen over 50 times more than those of adults! We’re often so focused protecting our kids from so many threats in the real world; we forget that in cyberspace bad guys are stealing children’s identities to open credit cards, apply for loans, rent homes and even receive health care. Bad guys make money by selling and reselling the same child’s identity over and over. And they get away with it because parents don’t think about monitoring their son or daughter’s identity.

Why is this important? Children could potentially lose out on future jobs, internships and loans that require a clean background check or credit report—all because they were victims of identity theft as kids. That’s a future I’m trying to help my daughters avoid. Growing up in the real world is difficult enough that I don’t want their digital lives to hold them back.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/why-cybersecurity-starts-at-home-and-is-concerning-all-of-us/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/how-to-teach-kids-up-from-the-early-age-about-cyber-security-and-digital-citizenship/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/digital-citizenship-social-media-and-privacy/

 


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Write on Sports's curator insight, December 5, 2014 2:06 PM

An important read for everyone who has kids - in the classroom or at home! 

Steven Stich's curator insight, December 9, 2014 8:40 PM

Did you know that children's identity is stolen over 50 times more than adults? I had no idea until reading this article. People who steal children's identity use their information to open credit cards, apply for loans, and this can affect kids ability to gain jobs in the future as a result. One day these children will be the future of America so it is vital that actions are taken by parents to ensure that their children are being safe online, and that no one is taking advantage of them.

Smith_Lin's curator insight, December 10, 2014 3:23 AM

Absolute must read for parents

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Why the Internet of Things Narrative Has to Change

Why the Internet of Things Narrative Has to Change | Educommunication | Scoop.it
It's time to approach the idea of the Internet of Things properly and start avoiding common misconceptions.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things

 

http://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/why-is-it-a-must-to-have-basics-knowledge-of-cyber-security-in-a-connected-technology-world/

 

 
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:: Parents, Educators Must Teach Digital Citizenship ::

:: Parents, Educators Must Teach Digital Citizenship :: | Educommunication | Scoop.it
As a high school teacher, I’ve witnessed many parents try to monitor their children’s internet usage, with varying levels of success. I’ve also noticed that many school districts ...

 

===> Educators and parents often act simply as gatekeepers to the internet. <===

 


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Twitter for Digital Citizenship

Twitter for Digital Citizenship | Educommunication | Scoop.it

I have been a longtime advocate for using Twitter in education, in fact, it was more than three years ago now when I started using Twitter to model and teach authentic global digital citizenship. It has been almost two years since this article was published in The Age, celebrating the positives use of such a tool in a variety of educational contexts.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=eCitizen

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 7, 2014 11:16 AM

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=eCitizen


Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, September 13, 2014 3:33 PM

Because some teachers are exploring the use of twitter in the classroom, this article helps to explain how it can be used in positive ways and gives some ideas for connecting it to the learning outcomes. 

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Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens

Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens | Educommunication | Scoop.it

In working with students, critical thinking encourages and promotes:

Humility to accept criteria that is not their own.Courage to defend their own criteria against others.Responsibility to contrast and take into account the appropriate information.Commitment to filtering out and separating valid from useless information.Respect for the group and for the individual when the time comes for debate and contrasting ideas.

To educate an individual in critical thinking is to educate him or her to be capable of governing or controlling their own personal and professional life and to be able to find answers and solutions to problems. It is the road to forming critical and responsible citizens who are capable of confronting the challenges of the future.

 


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Andrrey Yatsenko's curator insight, February 4, 2014 9:12 AM

How  educate  an  individual  in  critical  thinking  for  student .

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 6, 2014 3:15 PM

Excelente reflexão sobre a importância do Pensamento Crítico para a educação de cidadãos competentes. O que ele implica e o que promove.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, February 22, 2014 8:45 PM

So many students simply want the answer...no thinking involved, the easy way. We are doing our youth a tremendous injustice not emphasizing both the metacognitive and critical thinking processes. They need to be able to explore a problem, then analyze, explain, and evaluate it in order to survive as adults.

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Digital Citizenship Poster

Digital Citizenship Poster | Educommunication | Scoop.it

Go way beyond Internet safety. Turn students into great digital citizens.


Get all the tools you need with our FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum and Parent Media Education Program. The relevant, ready-to-use instruction helps you guide students to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world where they live, study and play. (...)


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