Laurie Petrucci from Technology Services spent time this last year presenting to Grade 4 classes regarding Digital Citizenship and Safety. Her pre and post survey results are available in the linked PDF below.
A key take away was before the session that half of our grade 4 students did not know that what they post online could be permanent.
The post survey showed that 91% of responding students believed that their online posts were permanent.
Starting in 2015-2016 year and beyond a plan will need to be in place prior to refreshing of computer labs as per the District replacement cycle. Schools that will be getting a refresh of their lab in the summer or fall of 2015 will be required to have a plan in place that is posted on their school website on a permanent page.
Roles & Responsibilities
School Principals are responsible for including Digital Citizenship and Safety in school planning.
December 6, 2018: Updated format, minor updates to named roles
May 2, 2014: Created
Education of Administrative staff and Technology Services purchasing facilitator.
Last night I received a flyer from a car seller with a contest gimmick key code device that lit up. Here were my thoughts on seeing this
this will be junk in a minute for many people and will go in the garbage
there has to be a battery in there to light this up
it’s likely a button cell
I wonder how safe this is for kids as button cell’s have a significant danger to them
So I decided to see how easy it was to open. It did not have screws in it to keep it closed and I was able to with a flick of a finger nail get it open. On the back in black letters on the black case it says “NOT A TOY”. Here are the pictures below. The black case is 6cm long, and the button cells are 1.1cm in diameter.
I’m quite concerned about a few things below
button cells must be kept out of the hands of children as there is possible choking, severe burn and/or poisoning hazard if they are swallowed.
batteries should be recycled and not go in the trash
while I understand the advertising gimmick at play, this is plain junk
While the global story deals with a larger button cell compared to the small ones in the pictures above, they are not rare and appear in many kinds of electronics including laptop & desktop computers and toys. The toys require panels with screws to access batteries for the obvious safety reasons or they aren’t even accessible.
To recycle these I suggest that you keep them separate so that they cannot touch each other as current may pass through them depending on if they still hold a charge and how they are stored. There is a small risk of fire otherwise which is more likely in larger batteries or if you have many together. An easy way to do this is to put a piece of tape between them or put them on a piece of tape. Take them to your nearest battery recycler that will accept them.
A few weeks back I did a presentation with the Grade 10 Energetic Learning Campus students about social media. One activity I had the groups do was some advice to themselves when they were younger or advice they would give to a younger sibling (we appended the instructions to a younger sibling that you like) about social media. The theme of the presentation was “Think before you post”. While some tidbits have been omitted, here is the unedited advice from the students
Remember that everything gets recorded so anyone can find your history
don’t be gross
don’t get a cell phone
No Sending pictures of your junk!
Don’t be rude to people over the internet or facebook or text it. Be nice
Don’t let friends get ahold of phones
Think twice about what you post
Don’t go on while intoxicated
Don’t go on social media
Think twice before you send
Pick friends well
Treat others as you want to be treated
Don’t put phone # online
Don’t send pictures of your package…
No text bullying
Porn is traceable
DONT send BAD pic’s!
Be careful what you say
No text bullying!
The emotional pain lasts forever
Don’t put your number online ->:O
Be careful on what you put on the internet.
Don’t bully over text or the internet
Do Not Send Innapproiate Pictures
Stay off facebook
Watch what you say
Don’t bash other people
Stay in School =)
Stay logged out of accounts =)
Keep phone in locker =)
Don’t put phone number online
Do not add people you don’t know
tell them to not buy online drugs
don’t post/say anything you wouldn’t say to your grandma
Don’t be mean on FB
Don’t post inappropriate pictures/stuff
Don’t use webcams
Do not ADD strangers regardless of how many mutual friends you have
Don’t lie to your friends
Don’t talk to terrorists
Don’t give personal information
Don’t lie about your age/gender
Be Careful of what you post!
Dont do stuff to others you dont want done to yourself
It will never EVER go away
Be respectful to others =)
Think before you “SEND”
you never know where it will go! or who will see it
Never share wher you live, phone # or personal info
Don’t Post Gossip & Rumors!
Allways logout account when done
Don’t Add people you don’t know
Don’t Share your password!
Don’t talk to strangers!
Privacy on ur profile!
don’t post personal info
don’t post naughty photos!
Dont send nudes.
Dont send something you’ll regret
*THINK ABOUT IT
Add people you know on facebook
Stay strong over pressure in sending pixs!
Geta life dont be a creep!
Dont make a fool of yourself or others
Do your work in school
Dont post pic3 of u smoking drugs
Don’t post bad pictures or of doing drugs or alchol
Dont give out your password or phone number or adress
Careful what you post!
Keep your friends limmitid
Make sure nothings to personal
Think before you send or do anything
Make sure it wont offend anyone
Be carfull, others might take it the wrong way
Make sure your elders aprove
Everything you post is on the internet for good
Watch for preditores
Don’t talk to people you don’t know
Think before you post
Protect yourself before you wreck yourself
Consider peoples feelings
Dont post things that you dont want others to see
write apropriet things!
don’t post dirty pictures!
Dont post mean things about people.
Don’t make a facebook or tiwtter
Don’t send dirty messages
Watch what you post
The presentation I used was media heavy so I won’t post it however I did use some videos from