Join Oliver Schinkten for an in-depth discussion in this video Online privacy, part of Digital Citizenship.
- [Voiceover] So, how much privacy do you have…when you're online?…Earlier we discuss some of digital rights…and the fact that we all should have the right…to a certain level of privacy when using tools…such as email, text messages, direct messaging through…a social media sites, or other private communication tools.…There are exceptions to this however.…For instance, it may be acceptable for your employer…to see your emails through your work email account.…This may be something that you agreed to…or if by using that email it's deemed as part…of your workday, they may be able to see them.…In fact, if you're a government employee…possibly a teacher in a public school,…your emails may be subject to public records…and can legally be obtained by members of the public.…
For students, their school emails may be visible by…administration and this is something they should know.…Also, some platforms are simply not private.…I've had a lot of students who were shocked that a post of…theirs on, say, social media was able to be seen by others.…
This course helps teachers and students understand the ideas and areas of digital citizenship. Oliver Schinkten describes the impact of our digital footprint. He shows how to participate in online communities, help students deal with cyberbullying, keep computers free of viruses and malware, and safely shop online.
The overall focus of this course is on educators and tips for teaching digital citizenship. But if you use the Internet for any reason—for communication, playing games, online shopping, interacting within communities, or any other reason—it is important to understand digital citizenship. Understanding your rights and responsibilities will help you stay safe and have a better experience online.
- Creating a positive digital footprint
- Addressing cyberbullying
- Joining online communities
- Finding solutions for the digital divide
- Conducting online research
- Maintaining privacy online
- Protecting yourself from viruses and malware
- Buying products online
- Engaging with online reviews