This PDF file was produced by UNESCO in 2006. Includes internet literacy, ethical relationships with professionals, glossary and definitions of terms.
Video created by John Spencer that outlines the '5 C's of Critical Consuming' - context, credibility, construction, corroboration, compare.
Relevant resource for teachers and parents - download and use [PDF file]. Includes topics such as: Chapter 1: My rights and responsibilities Chapter 2: "Information is not knowledge" (Albert Einstein) Chapter 3: Participating on the web Chapter 4: Shape your identity Chapter 5: Privacy, my most precious Possession Chapter 6: The Artist in you Chapter 7: What have you learned - Are you web-wise or web-weak? Available in many languages.
Participatory culture in media production and sharing ideas online. Folk culture as a framework - social mode of production, gift given, community knowledge building.
Produced by the Council of Europe, this provides interesting information, activities and ideas for teaching about the internet. Topics/ chapters include: 1. Anytime, Anywhere; 2. Connecting Ideas and People; 3. Participating in the Knowledge Society; 4. Internet for Everyone; 5. Addressing the Challenges; 6. Looking forward [PDF file]
EDRi (European Digital Rights) has recently published a booklet ‘Your guide to Digital Defenders vs. Data Intruders - Privacy for kids!', to help young people between 10-14 years to protect their privacy. Download the full booklet at https://edri.org/files/privacy4kids_booklet_web.pdf. Download the poster the https://edri.org/files/defenders_vs_intruders_poster.pdf.
Test your powers of observation. Are the 25 images real or photoshopped? After each response, you are given feedback. At the end of the 25 images, you are given a snapshot summary of your results.
The Be in Ctrl resource focuses on the online sexual coercion and extortion of children by adults but this behaviour can also exist in a peers’ environment. The Be in Ctrl resource complements Lockers and both resources focus on educating pupils on appropriate online behaviour and developing a culture of reporting concerns while fostering empathy, respect and resilience. It is recommended Lockers is used in the SPHE class before the Be in Ctrl resource.
The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) video gallery aims to bring you the best awareness-raising videos from the European network of Safer Internet Centres and other partners from research and industry. Over the years, Safer Internet Centres have developed various educational resources aimed at helping teachers, parents and carers, and children and young people, to discover the online world safely. Now you can access all of these resources in just one place via this resource gallery.
There are lesson plans for teachers to tackle the issue of body image - Confident Me - produced by Dove. There are video resources to train teachers to deal with topics before teaching these lessons. Professional quality to the video resources.
This guide is written for young teens, teachers and parents as a point of discussion. There are other similar and supporting resources from this site [https://swgfl.org.uk/products-services/online-safety/resources/so-you-got-naked-online/]
Created by the European Safer internet for Kids organization This guide is available in multiple languages French [http://saferinternet4kids.gr/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SEXTING-FRENCH.pdf] Greek [http://www.help-line.gr/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/sexting_brochure-web.pdf] Spanish [http://saferinternet4kids.gr/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SEXTING-SPANISH.pdf] Albanian [http://saferinternet4kids.gr/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SEXTING-ALBANIAN.pdf]
HELP! A NUDE / SEX VIDEO IS CIRCULATING AT OUR SCHOOL! Aim: limiting possible emotional damage for those involved and restoring calm and social safety at school. A guide for teachers on how to deal with sexting when it has taken place – the poster aims to limit possible emotional damage for those involved and restore calm and social safety in school. Steps include: analyze, react, facilitate, activate, communicate, evaluate
Over 100 online services are reviewed and information about safety, security and access is presented so parents, students and teachers can examine the affordances of many familiar and frequently used online services. The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) guide to online services aims to provide key information about some of the most popular apps, social networking sites and other platforms which are commonly being used by children and young people (and adults) today.
Put a Stop to Bullying Developed in partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, the Bullying Prevention Hub is a resource for teens, parents and educators seeking support and help for issues related to bullying and other conflicts. It offers step-by-step plans, including guidance on how to start some important conversations for people being bullied, parents who have had a child being bullied or accused of bullying, and educators who have had students involved with bullying.
The No Hate Ninja Project - A Story About Cats, Unicorns and Hate Speech video below provides more background information on what online hate speech is, how it relates to freedom of speech, and how we can effectively respond to it. [video]
In the video, Humza Arshad – a popular YouTube Creator for Change Ambassador, with many young fans across the world – addresses the problem of hate speech and extremism in a language likely to appeal to young students. His accomplishments also show how technology is not just a cause for concern, but can also help to amplify more positive messages and solutions, something we will come back to later in this module. Humza Arshad is a British and Pakistani YouTube comedian based in the U.K. Widely known for his Diary of a Badman series on YouTube, Humza also uses his self-deprecating comedy to tackle difficult issues like extremism and gang violence. He has even done school tours in the U.K where he’s spoken to kids about embracing their identities and countering hate and extremism. For more on Humza, visit his channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/HumzaPro...
The educate.against.hate website provides concrete advice for parents, teachers and school leaders on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation, pointing to both Islamic extremism and extreme right-wing groups. The website encourages positive debate and provides a wealth of information on possible warning signs, which young people are vulnerable and why, and the important role of prevention and education.
While the world may be increasingly interconnected, human rights violations, inequality and poverty still threaten peace and sustainability. Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is UNESCO’s response to these challenges. It works by empowering learners of all ages to understand that these are global, not local issues and to become active promoters of more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable societies. GCED is a strategic area of UNESCO’s Education Sector programme and builds on the work of Peace and Human Rights Education. It aims to instil in learners the values, attitudes and behaviours that support responsible global citizenship: creativity, innovation, and commitment to peace, human rights and sustainable development. Links and resources are connected from this site.
Trust Me is a resource designed by Childnet to support primary and secondary school teachers in exploring critical thinking online. Developed in partnership with the London Grid for Learning to address the emerging area of online extremism and propaganda, this practical resource aims to provoke discussion among pupils so as to challenge them to think critically about what they see on websites and social media as well as the communication they have with others online.
MIL for me is an online training resource on media and information literacy (MIL) developed by the Swedish Media Council. It contains various lesson plans and suggested methods. One module for teacher and students covers various elements of online hate and tolerance. Teachers:https://www.etwinning.net/eun-files/mil-en/story_html5.html Students: https://www.etwinning.net/eun-files/mil-en-elev/story_html5.html
Within Europe, the most visible campaign against online hate and extremism has surely been the No Hate Speech Movement. The No Hate Speech Movement is a youth campaign of the Council of Europe for human rights online, whose aim is to reduce the acceptance of hate speech and to develop online youth participation and citizenship, including in Internet governance processes. It comes with an excellent publication – Bookmarks: A manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education – which is designed to support the educational work that will enable young people to find their own ways of addressing and coping with hate speech online.
This is a Canadian non-partisan, national registered charity dedicated to building the skills and habits of active and engaged citizenship among young Canadians. CIVIX provides authentic learning opportunities to help young Canadians practice their rights and responsibilities as citizens, and connect with their democratic institutions. Instead of studying about democracy from a textbook, they experience it first-hand with real issues in real-time.
This blog post describes and links to resources prepared by Mike Caulfield (https://hapgood.us/about/) to support the work being done by Canadian not-for-profit organization to amplify student voice in democracy, media and civic engagement.
Research has shown that online reading requires not only traditional comprehension strategies, but also new digital- and media-literacy strategies. In this lesson, students learn how to use these comprehension strategies involving a sequence of planning, predicting, monitoring, and evaluating. Once students learn the strategies, they read a variety of hoax websites and evaluate the content. They then demonstrate their learning through the creation of outlines for hoax websites.
In this lesson, students apply the “5Ws of Cyberspace” to sources of information they find online. Assuming the role of a student researching a science project, students must authenticate the information in an online article about the artificial sweetener, aspartame.
By Emily Clarke
Looking to add a little flair to student words and presentations? Try a digital sign generator. It will make your titles and headings pop!
When you search important topics like science and health, you expect expert advice. But because anybody can claim to be an authority online, you have to take...
This open access (OER) publication presents four moves and a habit for students to use when checking facts for their academic work or online web searches. Written by Mike Caulfied, January 2017.
A sketchplanation about Dunbar’s number: 150 created by Jono Hey jonohey.com The evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar identified that an average person’s social network appeared to follow simple scaling laws from the closest friends — who you would seek personal advice or help from in times of severe emotional and financial distress — through your superfamily (or close friends), to your acquaintances (or clan), whom you might invite to a party, to your most casual friends (or tribe). At each level, the number of people typically increases by about a factor of 3. So you might have 5 close friends, 15 in your super family, about 50 in your clan and about 150 in your tribe. The 150, with some variance, seems to be around the limit for the number of people we can keep track of and reasonably call part of our social network and maintain as a cohesive group. Partly perhaps due to limits of our memories and also to the effort it takes to maintain the relationships. There are many instances of the ~150 in action, for example, in challenges of transitioning companies as you exceed 150 employees while maintaining cohesiveness, the size of Neolithic farming communities and the basic unit size of Roman armies. The number is actually 148, but 150 is catchier and seems fine between friends.
Updated document about library services for schools and community libraries. Also on this site is a link to a global vision and action statement for libraries: https://www.ifla.org/node/91766
A collection of ideas on how to use emojis in a lesson plan.
40 Ideas for Incorporating Media Literacy into a Kindergarten Program - The Association For Media Literacy
Media literacy for kindergarten classrooms
Agency is knowledge in action. The AML is proud to present these posters to help students understand what they have agreed to when they click "I agree". These include posters for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Bell Media, and Rogers. Download them all for your classrooms, even if you don't teach media!
This includes links to presentation notes from four sessions conducted as part of OTF workshops for teachers about media literacy. Worth a look to see how to make media literacy fun for all.
Algorithms and media aren’t usually considered together. Algorithms are thought to be mathematical and computational sequences that manage our computer data. Media are related to popular culture as expressed through text, image, audio, or video. Both are current areas of focus for educators in the classroom as computational thinking, coding, and fake news compete for attention in classroom curriculum at all grade levels. When we dig beneath the surface of these two concepts, we see threads that bind them.
We love the internet! It's a wealth of information where we can learn about just about anything, but it's also kind of a pit of information that can be false...