The Lost Princess

For our first session of DC this term we focused on a 12 minute short film they featured 3 real life stories and 1 scenario that very possibly has happened in real life. These stories all led to at least one message all in common.

The problem Charlotte faced was when she was online she got a friend request from a boy she had never heard of, he told her he was a friend of a friend meaning that they had never met might might know of one another. After talking for a little while Charlotte believed she ‘knew’ him and they had organised to catch up. That night Charlotte had been texting more then usual and even at the dinner table (Charlotte’s mum was very old fashioned and didn’t like the internet), her mum thought that this behaviour was unacceptable and snatched her phone from her hand, Charlotte dramatically stormed off while her mum read the texts. In this situation Charlotte could have met up with anyone because this ‘young boy’ had been texting lots of girls saying he was a friend of a friend.

This had negatively impacted Charlotte’s life because Charlotte would be online for extra hours and hours talking to this stranger. She had learnt to trust someone that she had never met. Charlotte also lost sleep because she constantly wanted to be online.

The issue got resolved by an adult even if Charlotte didn’t want her mum to know luckily she found out because she could have met up with ANYONE! She didn’t understand the consequences she could have faced.

One of the things Charlotte could have done better was she could have spoken to an adult before responding to a stranger. She could have just stood up for herself and said no if she felt uncomfortable talking online. Charlotte didn’t need to ignore her parents and should have spoken about it instead of lying.

The biggest message I took away from this true story was that you can’t trust everyone online. This means if you wouldn’t let them into your real life don’t let them into your online life. Another message I took away was that you should never give anything away about yourself or passwords or anything on the internet or social media because people can use that to do bad things.

These messages really confronted me and made me think about how I act online!

 ⬅️ Charlotte


DC Cartoons

This session in Digital Citizenship we analysed a few cartoons, we talked about how every carton has a special message behind it. We talked about how you can find the characteristics that the illustrator includes funny but if you think about the meaning it’s not so funny anymore. Here is a photo Sienna and I analysed a bit deeper…

Here is what we think about it…

Sorry I don’t have the video yet!

Digital Etiquette

  • Netiquette- Basically your online etiquette. There are a set of rules you should follow that include your manners and behaviour.
  • Flaming / Flame Wars- When 2 people trade insults between one another people who purposely start flame wars are called…
  • Trolls- When you go online to purposely start drama and conflict or hurt someones feelings.
  • Anonymous- people can forget they are dealing with a real humans and get carried away with a username or icon, it is pretty easy to stay identified.
  • Communicating clearly- to communicate clearly you can’t use ALL CAPS AT THE WRONG TIMES. This can give people the wrong impression , abbreviations can also get confused if they are not used the right way or in the right situation. Emoji’s can help send a message across because when you are communicating through technology you can say something but it might come across another way to the other person.
  • Permission- When you post a silly photo of someone you need there permission first, there parents also need to approve this picture or message. Remember if you wouldn’t want your teacher, grandparents or physio (watch video below to understand) then don’t post it.
  • What does Tim mean when he says ‘Once your message is out, it’s out’?- Once your message is out you can’t take it back, anyone can show anyone. If you squeeze toothpaste out of a tube you can’t get it back and that’s the same as digital citizenship.

THINK online

Before you post online you need to THINK.

THINKing can help not only you but everyone who is effected by what you put online. We learnt that digital citizenship means to be kind, courteous & respectful.

Sorry that there was no ‘I’ in the video I must have accidentally deleted it!

  • TRUE because lying is pointless
  • HELPFUL because videos like tutorials can teach others knew things
  • INSPIRING because people can look up to it or want to try something new
  • NECESSARY because unnecessary can mean inappropriate or not allowed
  • KIND because others can be hurt from action and words

Make your own acronym…

 T   is for does it teach 

H   is for honest

I    is for inappropriate

N   is for nice

K   is for key