endations for Best Practices”.
The coalition advocates online safety with a strong emphasis on media literacy and education for parents, educators, and children.
Prescribed goals in education include: professional development for teachers, curriculum development to increase student digital literacy, public awareness campaigns for parents and families, and research and development to further improve digital literacy and online safety.
Based on recommendations from the report, outlined below are Internet safety do’s for parents, outlined by the three stages: Before Children Go Online, During Children's Online Activities, and When Problems Arise:
EDUCATION – BEFORE CHILDREN GO ONLINE
i. Introduction to the Internet
* Learn how the Internet operates.
o Understanding how it stores, processes and generates data will help you identify the various risks involved.
* Learn about netiquette.
o When it comes to online activity, what are the proper social conventions?
ii. Registration/Creation of User Profiles
* Consult privacy policies when registering for anything online (that includes signing up to receive a company email or provide feedback on online forms).
o Is your information collected and shared? Privacy statements will identify what happens with the collection, use, storage, access and disposal of data, including all personal information. Also, note that privacy statements are updated from time to time, so keep yourself informed about any changes by visiting this page regularly.
* Read the Terms and Conditions when using websites (that includes online purchases or playing a game).
o Protect yourself and your children even further by finding out in advance what happens if any of the terms are violated.
* Learn about the services offered by various service providers, such as Internet access and web application hosting companies.
o Many offer safety tools including: privacy settings, filtering options, and tips on how to conduct safe searches.
o When using these tools, find out: what information is blocked by certain levels of filtering, how you can adjust settings, and when you should update settings.
o Ask your service provider if it offers family email accounts. This allows you to manage, monitor and protect your family’s email under a single account.
iii. Identity Authentication and Age Verification
* Monitor your child’s online accounts.
o Make sure they are age-eligible. Children can bypass online identity authentication and age verification tools and methods simply by posing as someone else or lying.
For full set of guidelines, please see Kiwi Commons.…
Chat Log (open in word processor): http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/frontlinedigitalnation.rtf
Date: Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
Time: 8am Pacific / 11am Eastern / 3pm GMT (next day) (international times here)
Length: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tinyurl.com/futureofed.
Join us as we talk with producer/director Rachel Dretzin about PBS FRONTINE’s “Digital Nation” project, and specifically what the educational community can do to be a part of it.
“Digital Nation” is a multiplatform documentary initiative that explores how the Web and digital media are impacting the way we think, learn and interact. The project will unfold through a series of online video reports and user-submitted stories that will springboard into a documentary to air winter 2010. Topics will include education and technology, human development, online privacy, virtual worlds and online games, technology in the military, digital media in the workplace and more.
Central to the “Digital Nation” is a mosaic of user-generated videos, audio, photos, comments and posts that contribute to “Digital Nation” reports. As part of their chapter on educational technology, “Education in the Digital Age,” FRONTLINE and the “Digital Nation” team are asking educators to collaborate on this unfolding chapter on education by submitting stories and comments on how technology impacts their classrooms, their work and their lives.
An award-winning journalist, Rachel has been producing documentaries for FRONTLINE since the mid-1990s. She and her husband, filmmaker Barak Goodman, are joint partners in Ark Media, a documentary production company based in Brooklyn, New York. Together, they have produced and directed numerous documentaries for FRONTLINE, including: The Lost Children of Rockdale County (1999) winner of the George Foster Peabody Award; the three-part series Failure to Protect (2003), winner of the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton as well as the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award Grand Prize; Merchants of Cool (2001); The Persuaders (2004); and A Hidden Life (2006). Independently, Rachel's films for FRONTLINE include Hillary's Class (1994); Betting on the Market (1997); The High Price of Health (1998); The Search for Satan (1995) and Growing Up Online (2008). She has also produced for WNET New York, NPR's All Things Considered, MSNBC's Edgewise and most recently, a short film for The New York Times Magazine on the Web. She and Goodman have three children, ages 11, 8 and 6.
Link: Digital Nation Project Website
The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event.…