Navigating the Internet in the era of ‘alternative facts’

In the era of alternative facts, #seanspicersays and #pizzagate in which we now find ourselves it is more important than ever that students are equipped with the critical thinking and ICT skills they need to access, process and communicate reliable information. Stanford has published lessons that were used in a recent study in which students were ...

Resource stash: intellectual property, social media and privacy, cyberbullying

🔎 Be Deadly Online has published short clips and resources to teach students about social media and privacy, cyberbullying and managing their digital footprints. These can be used in coordination with the 9 Ps (passwords, privacy, personal information, photographs, property, permission, protection, professionalism and personal brand). As some of the materials contain minor coarse language, ...

Learning about cyber crime through social gamification

I endorse! 🤓 The Center for Identity has developed a web-based game titled “Beat the Thief" which allows students to adopt a character and share various types of information on a simulated social media platform. If the student shares information that is safe in public, they gain points, but if the student shares unsafe information, the ...