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​New Illinois cyber bully law lets teachers access students' social media - RT

​New Illinois cyber bully law lets teachers access students' social media - RT | Digital Citizenship & Literacy | Scoop.it
Students in the state of Illinois can now be legally compelled to give their teachers access to their social media accounts through a new law that’s intended to crack down on cyber bullying, but it raises concerns about personal privacy.
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Well, this is interesting...

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Digital Citizenship Education: Over 20 Essential Resources, Part 1

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A nice collection 

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DENVER - Some Colorado school districts are creating tougher social media ... - 9NEWS.com

DENVER - Some Colorado school districts are creating tougher social media ... - 9NEWS.com | Digital Citizenship & Literacy | Scoop.it
DENVER - Some Colorado school districts are creating tougher social media ...
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DENVER - Some Colorado school districts are creating tougher social media policies for staff in hopes of preventing inappropriate relationships with students.

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Manners Matter Infographic

Manners Matter Infographic | Digital Citizenship & Literacy | Scoop.it

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EdTechSandyK's curator insight, April 16, 2014 10:50 AM

Nicely done infographic  of things you should and shouldn't do online.

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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic | Digital Citizenship & Literacy | 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). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level  you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, …
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Teen 'Sexting' Ring Discovered on Instagram - NBCNews.com

Teen 'Sexting' Ring Discovered on Instagram - NBCNews.com | Digital Citizenship & Literacy | Scoop.it
Teen 'Sexting' Ring Discovered on Instagram
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In what sounds like a parent's worst nightmare, more than 100 teens were implicated in a “sexting” ring in Virginia involving images of nude and semi-nude minors shared on social media.
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Police Investigating Sexting Incident At Homer Glen Middle School - CBS Local

Police Investigating Sexting Incident At Homer Glen Middle School - CBS Local | Digital Citizenship & Literacy | Scoop.it
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Police Investigating Sexting Incident At Homer Glen Middle School
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HOMER GLEN, Ill.
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Interesting that there's no mention of  digital citizenship lessons in the classrooms lead by teachers. Infrequent sessions with counselors and social workers aren't likely to have lasting results.

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Why You Should Delete SnapChat - adammclane.com

Why You Should Delete SnapChat - adammclane.com | Digital Citizenship & Literacy | Scoop.it
SnapChat is a fast-growing application targeted at teenage girls. In this post, Adam McLane builds a case to delete SnapChat.

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Very, very scary... a must read for parents and teens

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EdTechSandyK's curator insight, April 10, 2014 11:39 AM
Very important for parents and teens to read and discuss. Understand the origins and reality behind this app.