The Many Advantages & Dangers of the Online World Introduction to Instructional Technology MSTI131 Nichole Heinsler March 23, 2010 Presentation By: Marche Levert Faith Bektas Brittany Pietras
Advantages of using the internet @ home & School • it offers up to date information • accessible anywhere • quick! • provides a connection between home & school • engaging lessons – use of video clips & graphics • teacher resources • interactive activities for students of all ages • unlimited options
Concerns when using the internet @ home & school • cyber bullying • sexual predators • pornography • identity theft • discovering inappropriate information while too immature • little supervision, at times • misinformed/ignorant teachers & parents • distracting while in class or during homework • it becomes addicting to many children & adolescents
Internet Safety Commercial • Youtube Video!
What Parents can do to help • monitoring activity • time limitation • put computer in common room of house • educate their children about the possible dangers • passwords • blocking websites • sign a contract between parent & school • keep technology out of bedrooms until mature
What educators can do to help • block websites • educate parents & students about possible dangers • don’t allow computer use during class unless necessary • be a resource for parents • provide contract for parents & students to sign • pay closer attention • filter any search sites • have a “master” screen that supervises the computers of students
Websites for more information on keeping kids safe on the internet • webwise kids– tips for educators, parents, & teens, in addition to videos & personal stories • net smartz workshop - information for parents & educators /interactive activities for kids • safe kids – privacy advice for facebook & other forms of technology • FBI kids– internet safety tips told through an online field trip for elementary students
And now! A final message • Youtube video!