Category: Digital Citizenship

Lost Princess

In digital citizenship we looked at this movie. It was a movie about people and bad things that have happened to them online. The main character was lost princess that met white night online. But he was actually a lot older then he said he was. In between there were short scenes of real people’s experience online. My real character I am doing is Lucy.

Lucy had her phone stolen by bullies. She had no password so they could get into all of her stuff because she did not log off her social media accounts either. The bullies were saying untrue stuff about her and making it look like she did it. She used the same password for her email so they could get into that too and send her hurtful messages. She was getting very sad because of it but she did not know if it was bullying or not so she did not tell anyone. In the end she told her dad who called the police who told her that it was a form of bullying. If she had logged out of her social media and had strong and different passwords this would not have happened. If she acted on it quicker there would be less trouble. Maybe it was because she did not know about it and she was not well educated on cyberbullying. The biggest massage I take out of this is to keep your passcodes secure as well. Most of us get lazy with their passcodes and lots of different people know your passcode. Nobody usually logs out of their social media so if someone knows your passcode they can get through to you social media as well.

 

DC Cartoons

In DC we looked at funny cartoons about technology and the truth behind them.

Some people might find it funny because the girl is looking around with really good posture at a bird tweeting while her boyfriend is slouched and hundreds of tweets coming from his phone.

I feel like the message is when you go somewhere make the most of something. Don’t look at your phone when you have something better to look at. There is so much going on around you but you choose to look at a phone and spoil the opportunity.

This message is important because the real world is everywhere but you are always in an unhealthy make up world. And If you don’t stop you will be stuck and will be addicted.

I still find it funny but the actual situation underneath it is not very funny. It is portrayed in an exaggerated way which makes it funnier.

 

Digital Ettiquette

Netiquette – It is a code of conduct and politeness that you use online. It is actually a real word I looked in the dictionary. The dictionary definition of this is┬áthe correct or acceptable way of using the Internet. It is like the etiquette that you use at home but online.

Flame Wars/Flaming – It is like a tounge war but online. It is when an argument has got out of hand and people are spamming insults at each other.

Trolls – People who go around and insult and annoy people on line. The act of someone annoying you, pranking you online and deliberately starting a flame war are all examples of trolling.

Anonymous – Someone with a hidden identity. Someone who is hidden online behind their username. Nobody knows who you are online but that does not mean you have the right to ditch netiquette.

Communicating clearly – When formally talking to someone don’t use emojis/abbreviations e.g. LOL Gr8 u r pls. Don’t use all caps. e.g. HELLO Don’t use sarcasm either e.g. I really hate that post. Because they can’t tell by the tone of your voice.

Permission – When posting something about someone ask for their permission first e.g. a photo with them.

Tim means that like when you are talking to someone you can’t take back your words and online you can’t take back your text. A good way to avoid these problems is rereading your texts.