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Digital literacy, digital citizenship

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Digital Literacy, Digital Citizenship Anne Collier Co-Director A living Internet Embedded in real life The Net effect How the Internet changes the equation: Content is Disinhibition: Lack of visual cues reduces empathy Replicable potential for instant mass distribution Scalable potential high visibility on mass scale Invisible audiences never know who s watching Permanent & searchable difficult to take back Blurring of public and private boundaries not clear Source: danah boyd: Taken out of Context, 2008 The definition question Technical literacy? What of social literacy and media literacy? Digital citizenship Students definitions Developing and determining the best Means of communication & self-expression Strategies for maintaining the line between personal and professional expression Media tools for reaching ones communication/expression goals Ethics for online practices and expression Ways to function in collaboration & community Key take-away: We learn by doing Promote digital citizenship in pre-K-12 education as a national priority. Youth Safety on a Living Internet: Report of the Online Safety & Technology Working Group Our report to Congress, June 2010... 6 elements of digital citizenship Access Participation or civic engagement Literacies : tech, media, social Rights and responsibilities Norms of behavior ("good citizenship) A sense of membership , belonging Proposed definition Citizenship: the rights & responsibilities of full, positive engagement in a networked world Rights access & participation, privacy, freedom of expression, physical & psychological safety, safety of material and intellectual property Responsibilities respect & civility toward others; protecting own/others rights & property; respectful participation; the 3 literacies of a networked world Its protective fosters community Promotes agency the self-actualization needed for self-actualized media Supports safe participation online & off Turns users into stakeholders (citizens) Supports community goals as well as individual goals and well-being Why digital citizenship? Safety and support Power as agents for social good (online & offline) Personal success in and with social media and life Opportunities to collaborate with fellow participants Opportunities to co-create the social norms of social media Professional training & leadership opportunities online and offline. Whats in it for youth? Thank you! Anne Collier [email_address]


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