The report looks essentially at 4 categories (see page 5 of the report)
- Physical safety – freedom from physical harm
- Psychological safety – freedom from cruelty, harassment, and exposure to potentially
- Reputational and legal safety – freedom from unwanted social, academic,
professional, and legal consequences that could affect users for a lifetime
- Identity, property, and community safety – freedom from theft of identity & property
This is a good way of dividing up online safety. Its clear and concise.The material I have been working on for digital citizenship fits nicely with this.
Middle School students
|Looking after yourself|
|Looking after others|
|Looking after propert|
A comment on the blog has also lead me to another interesting take on online safety, this time in the form of three principles:
- Be accountable
- Be considerate
- Be engaged
This I believe applies as much to the parents as it does to the kids. Our children or students need to be accountable for their actions, but we as their guardians must also have some accountability. We all should be considerate – modeling appropriate behaviour and expecting the behaviour to be modelled and also be engaged and interested.
I have always thought for parents and care givers the best advice I can give regarding internet safety is the 3 I’s
- Interested – be interested in your young persons activities – talk to them about what they are doing and with whom.
- Informed – be informed on the RISKS (we are bombarded with these) and the BENEFITS of online activity. The benefits out weight, the risks in my opinion, but we need to be aware of both.
- In View – The computer that is in a high traffic area of the house is one that is very unlikely to be used for unacceptable or at risk behaviours – the computer out of public view in a bedroom removes the scrutiny and makes monitoring difficult