About Digital Citizenship
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Creative Commons - Overview and Resources
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Plagiarism - Brief Overview and Web Resources
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Engaging in a Digital World
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Video from Digital Natives
Below are some tools and resources to
assist you in understanding
what a Digital Footprint is.
featured web resources:
MediaSmarts: To Share or Not to Share
This new Canadian research (2017) explores the complex decision-making process teens go through before sharing photos online. The research provides insights into the pressure teens are under to create very carefully constructed versions of themselves for their friends and the outside world. (research...
Clean up your Digital Footprint
This quick infographic has tips for cleaning up your digital footprint. You can download a printable version or access a version with hyperlinks.
Online privacy presentation package- Lesson Resources
Here are some resources when teaching students about protecting their online information. Specifically for grades 4 to 6, these lesson plans from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada include a Power Point presentation and speaking notes.
I Know Where Your Cat Lives
This is a data experiment that visualizes 1 million public photos of cats on a world map, locating them by the location embedded in their metadata. The cats were accessed via popular photo sharing websites. This website doesn't visualize every...
TELUS WISE - Avatar Lab
Create an avatar that you can use online. You can choose from a variety of hair, skin, clothing and accessory options. Right-click on the image once you are done to save it.
MediaSmarts: Half Girl, Half Face Workshop
This workshop "explores many of the online image issues teenage girls in grades 7-9 may encounter when they use digital media – particularly social networks." The workshop includes a video plus facilitators guide with detailed instructions and activities.
Digital Tattoo: Assess Yourself
This website was created by students at the University of British Columbia. Learn more about your "digital tattoo" and learn how you can make smart choices that protect your online profile.
Students Are The New Digital Influencers
This article from Te@chThought offers a perspective on digital identities and youth experiences in online environments.
How to erase yourself from the Internet
If you ever feel the need to downsize your digital presence, here are some tips, starting with deleting your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn accounts. There are additional tips for removing yourself from other accounts.
My tribe is my life
This is a National Film Board interactive documentary "that examines the impact of the internet on interpersonal relationships and the construction of identity, through the eyes of eight young music fans." Watch videos of these eight individuals as they tell their stories.
Building your Brand: Establishing a Positive Online Presence
This is two-page tip sheet created to help youth manage their online identity.
Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online — Our Values and Ethics
The Canadian organization MediaSmarts has this lesson plan for grades 7-9. Students "learn about online privacy and ethical behaviour by exploring their digital footprints to better understand that our online interactions may not be as anonymous as we think they are." (lesson description)
TED: Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo
In this six minute TED talk about online life, Enriquez shares insight from the ancient Greeks to help us deal with our new “digital tattoos.”
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