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  1. The Lost Princess

    August 16, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    In this Digital Citizenship lesson we watched a film about the internet and how it can negatively affect peoples lives if they’re not carful. In it there was different kids that had had a problem with the internet like giving away personal details and getting addicted to it. In this blog post I will be talking about one of the kids called Kieran that had an addiction to gaming ever since he was seven years old.

    The problem that Kieran had was being addicted to gaming online and playing 14 hours a day. This was really bad for him because he never went outside, didn’t get his school work done and because he was always in front of the TV he didn’t wash and brush his teeth. It got so bad that by the time he was 15 he dropped out of school and this was after his parents had been repeatedly telling him to get of.

    Eventually Kieran realised that what he was doing was really bad for his personality and health and sais to his dad that he needs help. They took him to a an addiction specialist and got rid of his addiction.

    I think that Kieran’s parents should have done something earlier to help him like taking away his console or putting some sort of restrictions on his game time.

    The message that I take away from this is that it is really bad to get hooked or addicted to something so much that it effects your health and social life in a really bad way. I think that it is best not to get addicted to something in the first place and if you do try find some help from friends or family.


  2. Digital Etiquette

    June 4, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    In this lesson we watched a video that talked about how to act on the internet which is called netiquette this is just play on words for etiquette on the internet or social media. The video talks about this because sometimes when they’re talking on the internet because they’re not talking face to face they forget the manners the would use in real life and start acting like they’re invincible and forget to be kind, courteous and respectful to each other.

    When people act like this and start writer mean comments to each other this is called flaming and it can become into a flame war if the other person gets annoyed and responds back in the same way. Then it is just a storm of insults getting thrown back and forward.

    Sometimes there are people that go around on the internet searching and trying to start flame wars these people are called trolls.

    When you are online everyone one around you is anonymous this means that you have no idea who they are even if they say who they are you still can’t be sure if they are telling the truth or not this is why you should never trust strangers on the internet.

    When you are talking to people on messages or other social media platforms you should always make sure that they know what you are trying to say and that they don’t take it the wrong way. The way this could happen is if you use abbreviations of words or shortened versions such as IDK instead of I don’t know or BTW instead of by the way. The person reading might not get it either if you spelling and grammar is not good

  3. THINK Online

    May 22, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    The THINK acronym is something that everyone should use when going online because it is a really good guide for being a great digital citizen.

    These are what the words for it.

    T=is it true

    H=is it helpful

    I=is it interesting

    N=is it necessary

    K=is it kind


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