Interesting article on CNET in light of the recent discussions about DOPA – Parents shaky about kids’ safety online By Stefanie Olsen. One telling quote from the article:
Despite a need to shoulder the responsibility, teachers seem bereft of the materials and time needed to teach kids about online media literacy. According to Levin, 60 percent of teachers said that information and media literacy skills aren’t taught enough in schools. And 78 percent of teachers said that they’ve had to learn about media literacy skills on their own in order to educate kids.
But my favorite paragraph is this one:
Those strategies include setting rules about what kids are allowed to do online, Levin said. Next, use parental control technology available from ISPs or search engines. And third, don’t panic. Kids will eventually run into something online that they shouldn’t. Talking to children about it is the best approach, Levin said.
What a concept! Really a pretty good take on the situation – a worthwhile read!