One of the nine elements of digital citizenship; relates to digital rights and responsibilities and freedoms extended to everyone in the digital world.
Young people share the most intimate details of personal life on social-networking Web sites, such as MySpace and Facebook, portending a realignment of the public and the private. A post on YouTube can provoke global ridicule with the press of a return key. Social networks are forcing us to redefine what is truly private and what is public.
A "digital divide" exists in Canada between young people who see information posted online as private and older people who see it differently, according to a study released Thursday at a privacy conference in Toronto. Ryerson University professor Avner Levin, a keynote speaker at the Youth Privacy Online: Take Control, Make it Your Choice! conference, said in the study that young people have a notion of online privacy that is not shared by business managers and executives. He said the latter view all information posted online as public.
<b>How much information about your daily life gets recorded by big business and Big Brother? </b> Play this simple interactive scenario by conducting your normal transactions as you would on any given day. We'll show you how often you feed information about yourself to corporate and government databases. Then, play them again and try to see if you can reduce your <b>digital footprint</b> and see what benefits you'll lose trying to get off the grid.
Larry Magid and Anne Collier of ConnectSafely.org have put together HELPFUL TIPS TO PREVENT SEXTING for Educators, Parents and Students. They did a lot of research to pull these tips together, including talking with current prosecutors, a formal federal prosecutor and legal scholars and they include what-to-do advice for parents with kids involved. Getting teens the facts will help with the trend.
Teachable moment in which a teen on Facebook filled out car loan applications to get extra points in an game online. The son foolishly gave out personal family information.
Great advice for ALL teachers [Not just those starting out]. From the Teacher Support Network: Privacy pointers to help you keep your personal life from being searched by your students on Facebook.
The vast array of data points that make up "personal information" in the age of online media are nearly impossible to quantify or neatly define. Name, address, and phone number are just the basics in a world where voluntarily posting self-authored content such as text, photos, and video has become a cornerstone of engagement in the era of the participatory Web. The more content we contribute voluntarily to the public or semi-public corners of the Web, the more we are not only findable, but also knowable.
A short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University.
Story about protecting one's digital footprint in difficult economic times. You never know what a potential employer is going to dig up.
This is really scary - spyware for cell phones. TV 13 Investigates and explains how your cell phone can be secretly hijacked and used against you - and tells you how to protect yourself.
Nick O'Neill at AllFacebook creates an effective how-to guide for protecting your privacy on the social networking giant in 10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know. Readers will learn how to take the following steps in order to control access to their information:\n\n 1. Use Your Friend Lists\n 2. Remove Yourself From Facebook Search Results\n 3. Remove Yourself From Google\n 4. Avoid the Infamous Photo/Video Tag Mistake\n 5. Protect Your Albums\n 6. Prevent Stories From Showing Up in Your Friends' News Feeds\n 7. Protect Against Published Application Stories\n 8. Make Your Contact Information Private\n 9. Avoid Embarrassing Wall Posts\n 10. Keep Your Friendships Private\n
Try this: Take a photo and upload it to Facebook, then after a day or so, note what the URL to the picture is (the actual photo, not the page on which the photo resides), and then delete it. Come back a month later and see if the link works. Chances are: It will.
Students, be careful what you post about yourself online: That's the key lesson taken from a recent survey suggesting that many college admissions officers are looking at students' online profiles before they make their final decisions.
This site gives some great lesson plans and illustrations of the digital footprint we all leave in cyberspace as well as exercises in creating your digital identity.
More than ever before, employers are searching the Internet for information about potential hires. From your personal website, to your LinkedIn profile, to postings you made on an industry blog, you might be surprised by the amount of information that exists about you online. And in today's employment environment, hiring managers have become increasingly cautious about new individuals they bring on board, meaning that any red flags could carry extra weight. A bit of digital dirt that simply would have been a minor embarrassment only a few months ago might be a deal-breaker today.
One of the most anticipated days in the history of social networking site Facebook has finally come: the company announced today that it has begun making status messages, photos and videos visible to the public at large by default instead of being visible only to a user's approved friends.
How To’s and Don’t Do’s posted By Hemanshu Nigam, Chief Security Officer, News Corporation and MySpace
Recommendations for privacy settings on Facebook and how to do it.
Google may know more about you than your mother does. Got a problem with that?