Tag Archives: acceptable use policy
Posted on 31. Jul, 2012 by lynette.
It is safe to assume that our schools will most certainly be wired for improving learning and teaching, if not today, then soon. We expect and should continue to expect that obtaining the tools of technology are not the end, but a means to helping our kids learn the skills that will propel them into jobs and careers that will later benefit themselves and society.
But I challenge the assumption that the job of teaching kids to be good citizens of the Internet is solely within the purview of schools. Parents are most often the first to introduce kids to technology. Kids are also able to connect online both at home and at school, but increasingly in the places in between. This is largely driven by the rise of mobile devices in more and younger hands, without adult supervision. So a community approach to teaching kids to think critically on their own about what they are saying, doing, and sharing online is more important than ever.
Posted on 09. Sep, 2010 by lynette.
Over the past year, Internet safety for kids seems to have risen moderately in importance among the general public. It is harder for me now than a year ago to meet a parent or teacher that doesn’t have a story to tell about their school, where some kids may have gotten onto the Internet and into trouble. We clearly need to be providing education to our kids on how to be safe, responsible citizens online.
But who is supposed to do it? Parents? Schools? The technology industry? The government or law enforcement? There are many initiatives aimed towards teaching kids to be safe online but they are disconnected. So if there were one party responsible, who would it be?