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Digital literacy, digital citizenship

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  • Digital Literacy, Digital Citizenship Anne Collier Co-Director ConnectSafely.org
  • A living Internet HuffingtonPost.com
  • 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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