Digital Citizenship: Resources for South African Teachers
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Helping students stay safe and productive online- brought to you courtesy of the Reeler Centre at Pinelands High School  (If you would like to receive a weekly newsletter of the latest items in this Scoop just mail me at avanzyl@phs.org.za)
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How Streaming My Life For A Week Destroyed Me I BuzzFeed

Published on Oct 4, 2018
To dive deep into the wild world of IRL streaming, Aria streams his life non-stop for an entire week, capturing all the highs and lows, and featuring familiar BuzzFeed faces along with a whole host of special guests.

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Filter Bubbles and Fake News I Open University

Published on Aug 31, 2018
Have you ever noticed you only see opinions on social media that match your own? Maybe you are trapped in a filter bubble! And what is all this fake news we hear about in the... news...? Meet Frank and travel with him on his adventures through the (sometimes foggy) realms of social media. Maybe you can learn from Frank's mistakes with the help of Josie Long.

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Why every social media site is a dumpster fire I VOX

Published on Sep 21, 2018
Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube exploit our tribalism to keep us watching ads. That makes them a perfect target for trolls, conspiracy theorists, and con artists.

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Can people give up social media for 30 days? I Sky News

Published on Aug 31, 2018
There's a growing concern that online interaction can affect attention spans, mental health - even literacy among children.

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Disconnecting: Calls to reduce social media use in the UK | Al Jazeera

Published on Sep 1, 2018
A charity in Britain is urging people to give up using social media for a month, or at least cut down on its use. The Royal Society for Public Health says while the platforms can help many of us feel connected, it can sometimes cause anxiety and depression.
But social media use can also lead to compulsive behaviour and giving it up, even for a short period, may be more than some Britons can handle.

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What If Facebook Was A Real Place? | The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Published on Jun 7, 2018
As Facebook faces increased scrutiny over its use of private data, Trevor highlights the company's reliance on the human impulse to argue.

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Chris Ramsey is amused by Twitter | BBC Comedy Greats

Published on Jul 21, 2018
Just let Chris Ramsey post about his breakfast!

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Matt Haig on social media and our well-being - BBC

Published on Jul 12, 2018
Author Matt Haig has a large following online but has distinct misgivings about the impact of digital distractions on our well-being. He found himself an almost accidental spokesman on anxiety and depression after publishing a candid memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive. As Haig's new book, Notes on a Nervous Planet, appears, Newsnight’s Stephen Smith has met up with him.

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Here's What Online Harassment Looks Like I AJ+

Published on Jun 12, 2018
AJ+ explores the targeted harassment women face online and how it can become all too real. It's not just women who speak out, online harassment has also become part of the power and control of domestic violence. Ahmed Shihab-Eldin investigates facial recognition at the border, meets men struggling with addiction at a gaming rehab, looks into the harassment women face online, interviews current and former Facebook employees and travels to a Macedonian Fake News farms. When big tech breaks things and asks questions later, it affects everyone. AJ+ looked into what’s broken and how to fix it in this AJ+ documentary series.

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No smartphones allowed? That's how Dave Chappelle wants it I PBS

Published on May 22, 2018
It's hard to go to a concert or show where people don't quickly pull out their phones. But some artists and performers have had enough. Jeffrey Brown reports on a startup that’s trying to dial back our phone use.

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Why Facebook's Data Scandal is a Big Deal I Second Thought

Published on Apr 13, 2018
We've all heard about Facebook's recent data scandal, but what does it all mean? In this video we look at Facebook's connection to Cambridge Analytica, the 2016 presidential election, and online privacy.

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Why A Self-Proclaimed Perfectionist Gave Up Instagramming All Her Meals I Fast Company

Published on Apr 17, 2018
Dana Cowin of Chefs Club International decided to put her phone down for meals out, claiming it was “such a misrepresentation of the messiness of life.”

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6 Ways To Kick Your Phone Addiction I BuzzFeed

Published on Oct 4, 2018
Because sometimes it's nice to not stare at a screen and experience the real world from time to time.

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The Problem with Parents, Kids, and Social Media I The Atlantic

Published on Sep 10, 2018
“So much of parents’ fear around social media use comes from this fear that their kids’ lives will be ruined forever,” says Ana Homayoun in the latest episode of Home School, The Atlantic’s animated video series about parenting. Homayoun, the author of Social Media Wellness, explains why this fear is mostly unfounded—and reveals the empowering alternative to restricting or monitoring children’s use of social media technology.

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Next Level Facebook Stalking | Comedy Central

Published on Sep 6, 2018
Modern Horror Stories is our brand new sketch series highlighting the worst/scariest aspects of the modern world. In today's episode, we're looking into the background checks of tinder dating.

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Are you addicted to social media? I Sky News

Published on Sep 6, 2018
Some of the biggest social media companies have told Sky News they are working on ways to give users more control over how much time they spend on their platforms.

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How social media makes adolescence even harder I CBS

Published on Jul 15, 2018
The new dramedy "Eighth Grade," about a painfully shy 13-year old stumbling through her last week of middle school, is the first film for writer-director Bo Burnham and for its young star, Elsie Fisher. But there's more to the movie than the usual teen angst and acne. There's the loneliness that, research tells us, is becoming more pervasive for young people as social media increases in influence. Tracy Smith talks with Burnham, and with San Diego State professor Jean Twenge, author of "iGen," about how the internet is making adolescence even tougher.

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"Eighth Grade’ captures our need to connect I PBS

Published on Aug 3, 2018
Following a week in the life of a middle schooler, the new film "Eighth Grade" sets the familiar fumblings of adolescence against the constant glare of a glowing screen or Snapchat filter. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at why it’s drawing strong critical praise for its raw portrayal of the challenges of being a teenager in the digital age.

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Brian Solis | Why You're Addicted To Social Media | SXSW 2018

Published on Jun 20, 2018
After studying technology's evolution, the effects on business and society are undeniable - we f'd up. But it's not all our fault. By design, social media and personal devices were meant to suck us in. But, there were also unforeseen consequences as a result. We fell to the dark side. In this rousing and personal anthology, Brian (an eternal optimist) will share the history of how the disrupters became the devils and the opportunities for us to resurrect our idealism.

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Snake tries to strangle West Bengal selfie taker I BBC News

Published on Jun 18, 2018
An Indian forest ranger had a narrow escape after a rock python briefly attempted to strangle him while he posed for pictures with the giant snake.

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How Millennials Became the Selfie Generation | The New Yorker

Published on Apr 30, 2018
We look at how society became fascinated with its own image, and try to find the truth behind selfie-taking.

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A Victim Of Revenge P*rn Tells Their Story As/Is

Published on May 10, 2018
Boldly has changed its name to As/Is--don’t worry, it’s the same content you know and love! Subscribe for daily videos & series about beauty, fashion, style, body positivity, women’s experiences and lifestyle, and to join a community of incredible women working to empower and inspire each other. We accept you, as is!

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Tech's Impact On Young Brains | America Inside Out with Katie Couric

Published on Apr 25, 2018
Katie sits down with Dr. Larry Rosen, a tech psychologist and author, to discuss what the science says about what technology is doing to developing brains.

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So, You've Deleted Facebook. Now What? | NBC

Published on Apr 16, 2018
There are other things you can do now that you're off of Facebook.

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