WEEK TWO: DIGITAL SECURITY & THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

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Using the information learned last week, we further developed on the idea of Digital Identity and explored Digital Security. This relates to a person’s online safety or wellbeing and what precautions can be taken against possible security risks to protect themselves. We also touched on the concept of Digital Divide which is the gap between demographics and regions that have access to ICT (information and communications technology) and specifically relating this to students.

Two aspects of digital security that I learned about was the pushing out of information and receiving of information. It challenged me to break down these concepts and look deeper into the issues.

IN THE CLASSROOM
As a teacher I need to be aware of digital security issues and modify my practices in the classroom to promote digital safety.

Issues of the digital age:

  • Scamming
  • Identity theft
  • Cyberbullying

One of the main issues in schools is Cyberbullying. It is important to teach students that the same rules apply in the online world as in the physical world. As a teacher, I will raise awareness about Cyberbullying and educate students about the emotional and legal consequences to their actions online. Students will be aware of and acknowledge their online behaviour. Firm rules and regulations must be in place and be resolved. Students will learn that Digital Technology can be used to help people and create positive relationships. As a teacher, I will endeavour to create a safe classroom environment where students will feel open to report abuse and share their feelings. Students identify greatly with their online presence and as a teacher, I must continually educate myself on strategies and practices for the issues related to Digital Security.

The Digital Divide is something that is apparent in all classrooms. It is important to strive to close this Digital Divide and identify those student who have limited access to technology. Producing an Infographic focused on Australian statistics was interesting and educational and really challenged my ideas of technology in schools. It is easy to assume that everyone has access to the Internet and technology and I have learned that this is not always the case.

WORD CLOUD

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MY DIGITAL DIVIDE INFOGRAPHIC 

The Digital Divide(2)

 

INFORMATION GRAPHS RELATING TO THE DIGITAL DIVIDE IN AUSTRALIA

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References:
Clifford, M. (2012). 15 Strategies Educators Can Use to Stop Cyberbullying. Retrieved From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/15-strategies-educators-can-use-to-stop-cyberbullying/#ixzz3CPBoq9JP

Howell, J. (2014). Living and Learning in the Digital World. Mod 01 04, Topic 3. Retrieved from: https://echo.ilecture.curtin.edu.au:8443/ess/echo/presentation/1636447f-aa10-42de-bec3-f6fe6f44932e

Howell, J. (2014). Living and Learning in the Digital World. Mod 01, Topic 4. Retrieved from:https://echo.ilecture.curtin.edu.au:8443/ess/echo/presentation/daff1472-9ce5-4535-a2b1-74fdb4bf6d47

Young Upstarts (2013). Value Of An Average Singaporean’s Digital Content? $57,500. Retrieved from: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2013/05/29/singaporeinfographic-value-of-an-average-singaporeans-digital-content-57500/

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