Paper - Non-Refereed

Internet safety is a major concern in all schools. The presenter will provide the latest research in this area, emerging trends that we should be aware of and a list of resources available to schools. Key topics include the use of social networking, web 2.0 sites and cyber bullying.
This paper reports on two student-centred wiki-based projects where students from an Australian school have joined with others from around the world to develop ICT skills in communication, construction and joint thinking relevant to the digital age in which they will live and work. The Horizon project (see http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com) involved schools from the United States, Bangladesh, Austria and China. Students responsed and created multimedia artefacts in response to the 2007 Horizon Project (see http://horizon.nmc.org/wiki/Main_Page).
Teaching students about Internet Safety in our Digital Age is very important but perhaps there is an element missing in some of the fantastic Internet Safety programmes. If we are only teaching students about the issues involved in their personal safety online, are we missing the importance and value of teaching them to be more responsible global citizens and better decision makers? Explicit teaching of ethics may empower students with moral competencies which could well support their futures by equipping them with skills and abilities to make more ethical decisions about their behaviour.
This paper is reporting on research conducted in March and April of 2007, which was funded by the NSW Premier
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