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

Protecting your child's digital identity | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | 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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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

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 13, 3:22 AM

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.


Learn more:


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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Youth Leadership: Engaging Young People for Social Good

Youth Leadership: Engaging Young People for Social Good | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D. Youth leadership development is vital to developing engaged citizens. Research shows five steps to youth leadership.

 

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

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 27, 2014 11:39 AM
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D. Youth leadership development is vital to developing engaged citizens. Research shows five steps to youth leadership.


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


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


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The next generation of education system [Infographic]

The next generation of education system [Infographic] | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
This info-graphics provides the information about tutoring for high school students and befits and import ants of Online education system.

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Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship | Using Technology Appropriately

Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship | Using Technology Appropriately | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

5. Digital Etiquette:   electronic standards of conduct or procedure.
Technology users often see this area as one of the most pressing problems when dealing with Digital Citizenship. We recognize inappropriate behavior when we see it, but before people use technology they do not learn digital etiquette (i.e., appropriate conduct).   Many people feel uncomfortable talking to others about their digital etiquette.  Often rules and regulations are created or the technology is simply banned to stop inappropriate use. It is not enough to create rules and policy, we must teach everyone to become responsible digital citizens in this new society.

6.   Digital Law:   electronic responsibility for actions and deeds 
Digital law deals with the ethics of technology within a society. Unethical use manifests itself in form of theft and/or crime. Ethical use manifests itself in the form of abiding by the laws of society. Users need to understand that stealing or causing damage to other people’s work, identity, or property online is a crime. There are certain rules of society that users need to be aware in a ethical society. These laws apply to anyone who works or plays online. Hacking into others information, downloading illegal music, plagiarizing, creating destructive worms, viruses or creating Trojan Horses, sending spam, or stealing anyone’s identify or property is unethical.

7.   Digital Rights & Responsibilities:   those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world.
Just as in the American Constitution where there is a Bill of Rights, there is a basic set of rights extended to every digital citizen. Digital citizens have the right to privacy, free speech, etc. Basic digital rights must be addressed, discussed, and understood in the digital world.  With these rights also come responsibilities as well.  Users must help define how the technology is to be used in an appropriate manner.  In a digital society these two areas must work together for everyone to be productive. 

8.   Digital Health & Wellness:   physical and psychological well-being in a digital technology world.
Eye safety, repetitive stress syndrome, and sound ergonomic practices are issues that need to be addressed in a new technological world.  Beyond the physical issues are those of the psychological issues that are becoming more prevalent such as Internet addiction.  Users need to be taught that there are inherent dangers of technology. Digital Citizenship includes a culture where technology users are taught how to protect themselves through education and training. 

9.   Digital Security (self-protection):   electronic precautions to guarantee safety. 
In any society, there are individuals who steal, deface, or disrupt other people. The same is true for the digital community. It is not enough to trust other members in the community for our own safety. In our own homes, we put locks on our doors and fire alarms in our houses to provide some level of protection. The same must be true for the digital security. We need to have virus protection, backups of data, and surge control of our equipment. As responsible citizens, we must protect our information from outside forces that might cause disruption or harm.


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http://digitalcitizenship.net/Nine_Elements.html



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


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/digital-citizenship-internet-safety-and-cyber-security-advisory-board-run-by-students/


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




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10 Great Digital Citizenship Lessons from Google

10 Great Digital Citizenship Lessons from Google | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/digital-citizenship-internet-safety-and-cyber-security-advisory-board-run-by-students/


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



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The reality of the eSkills agenda - EPALE - European Commission

The reality of the eSkills agenda - EPALE - European Commission | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The reality of the eSkills agenda - ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe


No one can doubt that reducing the digital divide is a key priority for the EU. The sheer volume of initiatives which involve this objective – such as the 'Digital Agenda for Europe', 'an Agenda for New Skills and Jobs', Europe 2020 flagships, the communications on 'Opening up Education' and on employment 'Towards a job-rich recovery', the 'Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs' –are a testament to this commitment (see figure)


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 21, 2014 8:40 AM
The reality of the eSkills agenda - ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe


No one can doubt that reducing the digital divide is a key priority for the EU. The sheer volume of initiatives which involve this objective – such as the 'Digital Agenda for Europe', 'an Agenda for New Skills and Jobs', Europe 2020 flagships, the communications on 'Opening up Education' and on employment 'Towards a job-rich recovery', the 'Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs' –are a testament to this commitment (see figure)


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Facebook launches anti-cyberbullying initiative Down Under

Facebook launches anti-cyberbullying initiative Down Under | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Facebook launches an anti-cyber bullying campaign in Australia, its second in three years.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 22, 2014 7:35 PM
Facebook launches an anti-cyber bullying campaign in Australia, its second in three years.


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