Young People, Internet Literacy and Safety - Opportunities and Challenges

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Presentation given by Sangeet Bhullar, Executive Director of WISE KIDS at the International Conference on Children in ICT" on the 27th and 28th October in Gijn (Spain).

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<ul><li> 1. 10/28/2009 Young People and Internet Literacy and Safety -Opportunities and Challenges1er Congreso Internacional Menores en las TIC1st International Congress Minors in ICT Educando para una Internet ms seguraEducating for a safer InternetPalacio de Congresos Recinto Ferial Luis Adaro (Gijn)27 y 28 de octubre de 2009 1 </li></ul> <p> 2. 10/28/2009 The Internet anddigital technologieshave evolved Picture by Wooden Flute Guy, Flickr Copyright WISE KIDS 2009.2 3. 10/28/2009 Access: Not only on your desktop Smart Mobile Phones, Game Consoles.. Connectivity: broadband, wifi hotspots, 3G, etc Copyright WISE KIDS 2009. All RightsReserved.3 4. 10/28/2009 Instant Messenger: Desktop, Web and MobilesMeeboMSN Web MessengerE-Buddy http://ww.meebo.com/ Instant messaging on your Mobile Phone The Copyright WISE KIDS 2009. proxy servers etc ongoing struggle: 4 5. 10/28/2009 Range of ServicesCopyright WISE KIDS 2008. All rights Reserved. 5 6. 10/28/2009 Features of Social Networking Sites an easy to set up personal, customisable webpage fun, exciting, multimedia content a user created profile (can be public/private) visible links between users (friends) public communication areas like message boards and comments networking is encouragedCopyright WISE KIDS 2009. All RightsReserved.6 7. 10/28/2009 Web 2.0= Read/Write Web Explosion of tools that are web-based:for example Google Documents and CalendarCopyright WISE KIDS 2007. All Rights Reserved. 7 8. 10/28/2009Twitter: Social networking andmicro-blogging service Live Interactive TV Streaming Kyte TV U Stream Comvu Qik Flixwagon Twitcam Copyright WISE KIDS 2008. All rightsReserved. 8 9. 10/28/2009What are the issues young people? Web 2.0 world - services and applications can blur boundaries between professional and personal relationships, public and private information Users encouraged to network and express themselves online, create and share content, and share Huge positives BUT need the skills to navigate and make informed decisions9 10. 10/28/2009 Internet Safety Challenges Exposure to Inappropriate,Inaccurate or Dangerous ContentSecurity, Privacy, Inappropriate or Dangerous Legal and Social challengesInteraction or Contact Copyright WISE KIDS 2009. 10 11. 10/28/2009 WISE KIDS and Bridgend Healthy Schools Surveyof Year 7 pupils (11 and 12 year olds) On line questionnaire aimed to find out:- how year 7 pupils from Bridgend Secondary Schools use the Internet and their mobile phones- their understanding of the Internet environment- their understanding of how to keep themselves safe when using the Internet and mobile technologies1519 pupils completed the online survey fully, of whom 73% were aged 12, and 27% were aged 11 at the time of the survey.There was also an approximately even balance of boys and girls - (51%boys, 49% girls) 11 12. 10/28/2009 Parental involvement with 11 and 12 year olds12 13. 10/28/2009 Social Networking Sites13 14. 10/28/2009 Privacy Settings on Social Networking Sites14 15. 10/28/2009 Someone has hacked my account15 16. 10/28/2009 Been sent rude/upsetting messages16 17. 10/28/2009 What have we learned/ What do we teach? Our experience shows that for young people aged 11and 12, there is sometimes a lack of understandingand awareness of : the Internet as a public space with laws and consequence the possible bias and accuracy of Internet information how to make judgements in their online interactions i.e. sometimes trusting and naive how to safeguard their data online personal digital identity extending to devices and applications appropriate digital/net etiquette internet security issues like viruses and spyware laws online for example on when file sharing copyright media where to get support/ report issues like cyberbullying or Internet grooming 17 18. 10/28/2009 WISE KIDS CODE:PPPASCopyright WISE KIDS 2009.18 19. 10/28/2009ProfileInformation Copyright WISE KIDS 2009. All RightsReserved. 19 20. 10/28/2009Bebo Copyright WISE KIDS 2009. All RightsReserved.20 21. 10/28/2009PrivacySettings Copyright WISE KIDS 2009. All RightsReserved.21 22. 10/28/2009 Copyright WISE KIDS 2009. All RightsReserved. 22 23. 10/28/2009Facebook Copyright WISE KIDS 2009. All RightsReserved.23 24. 10/28/2009Facebook Copyright WISE KIDS 2009. All RightsReserved.24 25. 10/28/2009 PasswordsAuto logons Copyright WISE KIDS 2009. All RightsReserved. 25 26. 10/28/2009 Inappropriate or DangerousInteraction or Contact Stranger DangerCopyright WISE KIDS 2008. All rights Reserved 26 27. 10/28/2009Whose problem is this?Who do we work with?Policy and Grassroots' Level Educators schools, Further Law Enforcement Education colleges Policy Makers Governors of schools Creators of Childrens Internet Youth ProfessionalsServices Young People Regulatory Bodies Mental Heath/Nursing Professionals Social Workers Community Groups Public and Private Organisations 27 28. 10/28/2009 Have a responsibility to promote digital Role of literacy and Internet literacy safe AND innovative AND up to knowledge and skillsSchools Embed this in the curriculum a/ lesson plans Must ensure that all staff are appropriately trained on Internet technologies and safety issues needs commitment and appropriate resources Have a e-safety/e-safeguarding coordinator Act on issues of cyberbullying or inappropriate use of the Internet Give teachers access rather than blanket blocking Use language that young people understand, and make advice age appropriate; listen and learn fill the gaps Reach out to parents through home school links Should create a culture of support teaching, supporting, being visible and proactive in Internet Safety28 29. 10/28/2009Role of parents Be involved in their childrens use of the Internet Filtering solutions not a replacement for parental involvement Parents need to update their knowledge and skills Start communicating messages with their children from a young age Create a culture of support Be the parent! 29 30. 10/28/2009 Responsibility Trust Public PrivateCopyright WISE KIDS 2008. All rights Reserved30 31. 10/28/2009Thank you! Email: sangeet@wisekids.org.uk Website: www.wisekids.org.uk Copyright WISE KIDS 2009.31 32. 10/28/2009 About WISE KIDS WISE KIDS believes that the Internet is a vital tool in the Information Age, and works to Promote Awareness of New Media, Internet and Mobile Technologies, Internet Literacy, Proficiency and Safety WISE KIDS provides: Customised Training Programmes (online and face-to-face) Consultancy Research and Resource Development Awareness Raising Events Copyright WISE KIDS 2009.32 33. 10/28/2009About WISE KIDSWISE KIDS clients include:LEAs, LSCBs, Youth Organisations, Young People, Parents, Teachers, Post-16 Educators, Governors, Welsh Assembly Government, Ofcom, BT, BBC Community Studio, Foster Carers, Community Organisations, and other public and private sector businesses.Copyright WISE KIDS 2009. 33 </p>

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