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In the changing edtech landscape, student safety is taking on new dimensions and new gravity. When every online resource now is interactive and linked to social media, Web 3.0 often requires clever ways to give students access to the learning tools they need and still preserve their innocence.
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Most projects and social networks encourage users to upload a personal ID or photograph. Student safety, however, is paramount to shelter identities. Clever and quirky avatars, therefore, can help students distinguish their profiles and still remain incognito. An avatar is a customized online icon that represents a user's virtual self. A signature avatar can give a child great pride in his or her masterpiece. Among the many cartoony or creative avatar generators available on the web, many require accounts or email addresses or are not safe for school.
To take advantage of all that the Web affords, workarounds can be used to protect privacy but still allow for a personalized identity. A few ways to do this include generating avatars, setting-up username conventions, creating email shortcuts, and screencapping of content.
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Post your original avatars to this collaborative Padlet page to share your unique, protected identity with the group: padlet.com/wall/web30avatars
Digital Citizenship and Modern Internet Safety
- Online Safety 3.0: Empowering and Protecting Youth
- Digital Citizenship, the 'lived curriculum': Part 1
- Digital Citizenship, the 'lived curriculum': Part 2
- Using Avatars To Teach Digital Citizenship
- Planet Nutshell - Netsafe
|Source: Common Sense Media|