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Private school bans social media app that 'sexualises' young girls

Private school bans social media app that 'sexualises' young girls | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Musical.ly, an app that allows users to make short videos of themselves lip-syncing to pop songs might sound harmless, but Wenona School on Sydney's north shor
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This is an interesting article about musical.ly and the inherent dangers posed by aspects of this app.
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Games, apps and social networking | Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

Games, apps and social networking | Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Information on how to protect yourself and your personal information when using social networking sites, search engines and online games.
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This resource is from Cybersmart and contains a list for parents and teachers of the use and content of many social media sites and apps that teenagers in Australia are using.
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5 Tips for Staying Safe Online From a Google Security Expert

5 Tips for Staying Safe Online From a Google Security Expert | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
A security expert at Google reveals the best ways to prevent your online accounts from being taken over by hackers.
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This is from Time Online magazine.

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Calculator%: parents warned about app teens are using to hide photos

Calculator%: parents warned about app teens are using to hide photos | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Kids hiding things from their parents isn't new, but certain apps are making the process a lot easier.
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Digital Citizenship One Liners

Digital Citizenship One Liners | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
  Before unleashing students on the Internet we need to teach them how to behave appropriately, avoid scams, be safe and how to be digitally literate. Digital citizenship is part of every clas...
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There are some great ideas for digital citizenship posters in this article.  The one-liners could be used as discussion starters or promotion within the library.

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Gebeyehu B. Amha's curator insight, August 3, 2015 5:15 AM

There are some great ideas for digital citizenship posters in this article.  The one-liners could be used as discussion starters or promotion within the library.

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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.
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The shocking new cyber bullying trend which has dire consequences

The shocking new cyber bullying trend which has dire consequences | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
CHILDREN as young as 10 are contemplating suicide and self-harming as a result of an alarming new trend in cyber bullying.
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This article discusses the problems to sharing passwords and in particular the growing problem of teenagers bullying others on the Internet with a fake persona.  They may use their friend's password for cyber bullying.

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Paedophile preys on students in class via chat site

Paedophile preys on students in class via chat site | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
A sexual predator has used a webcam to masturbate in front of Year 7 students at a Victorian state high school.
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Watching students do on their laptops and ipads can be difficult.  There is a need to teach students about online safety and being cybersmart, in order to possible avoid something of this nature occurring.

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Parents' Top 5 Questions to Keep Kids Safe Online

Parents' Top 5 Questions to Keep Kids Safe Online | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Lots of kids start playing around online during the preschool years, but many parents wait until kids are in elementary school to get them started. Whatever you choose, these guidelines will give you and your kid a good beginning.
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This is a useful article to use, when discussing online safety with parents.

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15 Top Resources On Digital Citizenship for 2014 | Edudemic

15 Top Resources On Digital Citizenship for 2014 | Edudemic | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship can equip students for a lifetime of safe, responsible Internet use. How can you mold your students into stand-up digital citizens?
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This article includes a list of the best websites for digital citizenship.

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Are you compromising your children's privacy online? - Marianne Stenger - ABC Splash - http://splash.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/1825421/are-you-compromising-your-children-s-privacy-online-...

Are you compromising your children's privacy online? - Marianne Stenger - ABC Splash - http://splash.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/1825421/are-you-compromising-your-children-s-privacy-online-... | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
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This website talks about the parent's point of view and the effect of parental stories about children's online privacy on the child.

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A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000

A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000 | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Controversial artist Richard Prince screenshotted and sold public Instagram photos without permission. Here's how he isn't violating copyright laws.
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An interesting article about the dangers of Instagram and adding photos to our social media accounts.

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This App Will Flag Your Offensive Tweets Before Your Future Employer Sees Them

This App Will Flag Your Offensive Tweets Before Your Future Employer Sees Them | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
It was created by a man who lost his dream job with the Jeb Bush campaign.
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This app will allow the user to clear any posts they don't want others to see from social media sites.  It can clear any historical posts, also.

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This dark side of the Internet is costing young people their jobs and social lives

This dark side of the Internet is costing young people their jobs and social lives | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
We may joke about being “addicted” to the Web, but these patients are spending thousands to kick the habit.
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Standalone lesson plans for secondary classes | Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

Standalone lesson plans for secondary classes | Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Classroom lesson plans designed for secondary teachers to address a range of esafety issues and encourage positive online behaviours in their students.
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This Australian Government resource contains lesson plans for secondary students about digital citizenship, cyberbullying, sexting and the use of technology in the classroom.  There is a link in the toolbar to resources on these topics aimed at primary school students.
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Millions of teens are using a new app to post anonymous thoughts, and most parents have no idea

Millions of teens are using a new app to post anonymous thoughts, and most parents have no idea | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
After School is on phones in more than 22,300 high schools nationwide, allowing unfettered communication and stoking fears of cyberbullying.
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This article is from the Washington Post, so it has an American focus.  However, it may also be applicable to Australian teenagers.

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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Social media can provide great tools for education. Yet, many teachers remain reluctant to use them. Matt Davis has gathered some of the best resources to help teachers get started.
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Fifty per cent of teens sext by mobile phone

Fifty per cent of teens sext by mobile phone | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Teenage girls are using their mobiles to send sexual images of themselves because they think it's fun and sexy, rather than because they feel pressured by boys, according to the biggest sexting survey undertaken in Australia.
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This article tells of the amount if teenage girls in Australia using mobile phones inappropriately. It is difficult to get relevant Australian data on this topic.
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Etiquette for Kids in the Digital Age

Etiquette for Kids in the Digital Age | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Brittany Oler provides tips on how digital age kids can practice Netiquette in this CyberWise article.
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White-washing your online history

White-washing your online history | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Australian company can give you a digital makeover -- and cover-up those embarrassing moments.
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An article from The Age, 21/6/15 about the ability for people to delete negative posts, photos and other online details.

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Outreach Cybersafety presentations and workshops for schools and families: Cybersmart

Outreach Cybersafety presentations and workshops for schools and families: Cybersmart | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
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This is from the Australian Government.  It contains links to other websites about cybersafety.

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10 Important Password Tips Everyone Should Know

10 Important Password Tips Everyone Should Know | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

Less than .1% of us have a completely unique password. Everyone should know these 10 tips to keep your password and identity safe.

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9 Traits of Good Digital Citizens

9 Traits of Good Digital Citizens | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Blog post at Brilliant or Insane : Are your students good digital citizens? Do you teach digital citizenship? In today's world, discussing digital citizenship may be one of [..]
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Discusses the characteristics of a digital citizen.

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Snapchat and 7 More Iffy Messaging Apps Teens Love

Snapchat and 7 More Iffy Messaging Apps Teens Love | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Capturing and posting casual moments might lead to oversharing and other consequences.
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I hadn't realised how many more messaging apps there were available for teenagers.  Some of these could be used for cyberbullying.  Snapchat is just the tip of the iceberg!

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Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 - Pew Research Center

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 - Pew Research Center | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Smartphones are fueling a shift in the communication landscape for teens. Nearly three-quarters of teens now use smartphones and 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online "almost constantly."

Via John Evans
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This is the 2015 report of the way that teenagers use their mobile devices and the social media tools they use.

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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, May 17, 2015 7:38 AM

And its not just teens.... I know many 50 & 60 something's who are online every day, several times a day, and use several social media sites. It is the way of the modern world - socially & educationally. The way we connect with all information now.