Internet Dangers 03/07/2008

Not everyone is in favor of allowing students free access to the Internet during school time. What problems does Internet access pose and how can schools work to overcome these problems?




Tue, 11 Mar 2008 07:58:13

It would be helpful if I knew how to do most of the things discussed in this article



Tue, 11 Mar 2008 07:58:16

Internet safety should me a middle school level class that joins the curriculum. I do not believe that it is enough to have students sign consent/waiver forms or rely on the BESS protection software. Students are very savvy at all ages and more needs to be done to protect them.


Marc D

Tue, 11 Mar 2008 07:58:58

It's very important kids know about whats out there and how to look at it with a critical eye



Tue, 11 Mar 2008 07:59:16

Allowing free access to internet at any time, school time or not opens the door for those who choose to abuse it to do so. With the access comes responsibility to make wise decisions on the part of the student. This article addresses some of the basic skills that students need to be good "consumers" of information they find. The hint that seems the most applicable would be decoding the URL addresses. This gives students an initial approach to sorting information. The article goes on to suggest that face to face information sharing would of course be the best source to use. There are times when this is not only impractical but impossible for students based on location. It is also important that school reinforce these skill/suggestions about accessing and assessing information found on the web often as there are times that students don't transfer this information from class to class or subject to subject.



Tue, 11 Mar 2008 07:59:19

Makes you think....



Tue, 11 Mar 2008 07:59:28

The steps to authenticate a website or author seem fairly simple. EVERYONE should be made familiar with these steps when researching. It could become as integral as citing sources. If the site/author meets the general can be used.



Tue, 11 Mar 2008 08:01:43

It is essential to discuss, and remind, and remind again, with students helpful techniques for accessing valid and reliable information, especially online.



Tue, 11 Mar 2008 08:01:48

I think it is important that students be taught ways to verify information posted on the internet.



Tue, 11 Mar 2008 08:01:54

This speaks to the sometimes misleading and yet dangerously persuasive nature of the internet. Kids, and adults alike, always need to be vigilant. Question, question, and question again.


Dot B

Tue, 11 Mar 2008 08:02:18

Very important that kids are taught how to evaluate websites. Who within the school is responsible? Probably all of us but the tech teachers must lead and the admin/staff need to
support curriculum so that it happens in a consistent manner.



Tue, 11 Mar 2008 08:02:53

Free access during school poses problems but
is a much needed tool for everyone!
Maybe the alternatives could be to teach
students how to use the tool correctly in each subject and create a time limit to access???
just a thought?


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