Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Your Reputation: The Internet Can Help or Hurt

This video is sort of a "best of times/worst of times" look at how the Web 2.0 world in which we live can significantly impact our lives.



The link to this video, along with the accompanying message was posted to the EDTECH listserv.

IKeepSafe has produced an excellent video on Privacy and Reputation. It is
here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Oumfi7Rhg

This is the kind of material that can be used very effectively for student instruction. The material I am trying to complete will provide some more guidance on this issue - not that, in this case, all that much more is necessary.

So here is an instructional strategy to use with this video with middle and high school students. The day before you are going to share this video ask the students that if they have seen any situations where someone has posted material online that could damage their reputation or if they have heard any news stories to write this up briefly and provide it to you. The reason for
this is that it is helpful to use these examples - but NOT helpful for students to be talking about inappropriate things other students might have done. When you get these examples, you can "edit and modify" to disguise any information that might reveal student identity.

Show this video as a conversation starter. Next have the students discuss this in small groups with the objective of developing a statement that they can use for their own personal standards. Then report in large group. You could also have them develop their own poster with their own personal standard.

Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D.
Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
http://csriu.org
http://cyberbully.org
http://cyber-safe-kids.com
http://csriu.wordpress.com
nwillard@csriu.org
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