A fascinating paper on the rise of big data, our loss of privacy and possibly, ultimately, our freedom. Read the article here.
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A useful resource for 'body image', gender, role models and the media.
Howard Rheingold has used Delicious to curate links to surveillance and our increasing loss of privacy.
The links are here
Perhaps it it really is OK to always record the moments of our days with our devices..
'Ian MacKaye of Fugazi fame gave a talk at the Library of Congress last night and touted this now quite common argument,
I think that people are constantly thinking about capturing things that they're not actually present for the moment they're trying to capture. I'm quite sure of this. I think it's insane how many pictures have to be taken these days. We have to realize there's a level of documentation that's just chatter, it's noise'
Read Nathan Jurgenson's thought provoking blog post here
Student-led anti-bullying strategies, workshops for parents and circle time sessions are some of the suggestions from education experts on how schools can tackle bullying.
Read more here.
The article in The Guardian contains some strong and abusive language and shows how James Blunt is beating the online bullies. This would be a useful resource to use with older students.
Read the article here