The world we live in today is ever changing with the advancement of technology in our daily aspect of life. Technology has evolved and improved the way we communicate, the way we shop, do business, and make plans for the future. This advancement in technology has only increased our appetite for information and ability to do things in the now. With all this information being shared, often in a public forum, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, we also provide opportunity for those people whose motives are not entirely honest.
There are scammers, hackers, identity thieves, and cyberbullies all looking to take advantage of the digital footprint we leave.
The key to mitigating the risk of becoming a victim is through ongoing education. As a future teacher, I have the opportunity to inform and continually educate students on the importance of taking preventative measures to ensure they are protected against such predators. A good resource for teachers is the Digital Learning statement ~ https://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary/public/teachlearn/innovation/digitallearning/dls.pdf which provides strategies for the educational needs of student safety in the digital world.
My ‘reflection action’ this week prompted me to follow up on one aspect of digital security, my schools cyberbullying policy, to ensure it is current, visible, and known within the school community.
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