Using Social Media in the education world is growing but many are still hesitant because they do not see the value or feel they have the time.
Campaigners are calling for restrictions on the way magazines airbrush photos. Seeing your face and body transformed is an unnerving experience.
Read the BBC article here.
Leading online safety experts have pulled together pragmatic advice for parents on sexting: "A Parents Guide to dealing with Sexting: what to do and how to handle it". This follows on from a high level of demand from schools and parents and compliments the advice that they produced earlier in the year 'Sexting in schools - A toolkit. What to do and how to handle it'.
See the resource here.
The Digital Citizen Pledge
Digital citizens pledge to...
Communicate responsibly and kindly with one another
Protect our own and others' private information online
Stand up to cyberbullying
Respect each other's ideas and opinions
Give proper credit when we use others' work.
Fill in your own!
The poster outlines the different items that your students will agree to, and even leaves some space to write in additional items that you and your class can create and agree to together. It is designed to be signed by your students and kept in the classroom as a reminder. You can download the poster here.
'As Facebook's popularity among teens is starting to wane, you might be wondering what the new "it" social network is. But the days of a one-stop shop for all social networking needs are over. Instead, teens are dividing their attention between an array of apps and tools that let them write, share, video chat, and even shop for the latest trends.'
Read more at CommonSense Media.
'What does every princess need? A dress? A tiara? Glass slippers? A palace? A fairy Godmother? A handsome prince?
No. What every princess needs – what we all need – is autonomy. Every one of the Disney Princesses struggles to get the kind of life they want, pushed in ways they don't want by powerful forces, by established norms, and by systems that seem designed to control them. How can they break free? How can they gain the autonomy they want? One key tool for all of them is to have more control over their privacy and their identity.' Continue reading..