I wanted to share another great resource on online safety. The eBook, developed and published by Learning.com and TechLearning, presents current research and strategies on how to ensure that students are not only safe online but are ethical, productive digital citizens. A couple of key points:
- Research shows fear-based tactics are not effective in teaching online safety.
- Students do not receive adequate instruction on online safety and web literacy. Why is this? Is it because it is not its own subject area and course? Is it because it is one of those 21st century skills that falls to the “collective” ownership of all teachers? Does this “collective” ownership weaken the curriculum and teaching of these skills?
Check out this concise eBook… and start a discussion at your school. Who will “own” online safety?