The information and production overload of our new media environment makes training in new media literacy more essential than ever.
Monthly Archives: July 2010
Foursquare passes the 100 million checkin mark, and Mattel’s Barbie capitalizes on its growth with a marketing campaign aimed at kids?
It’s more ok to “jailbreak” an iPhone now, thanks to a decision by the US Copyright Office – meaning users are even less likely to get sued, but jailbreaking is still a breach of contract, if not of federal copyright law.
We need to get going with the digital citizenship instruction that will create the social norms which will help us live together, learn from our mistakes and move on (online and offline) in the very public digital age.
The “Jessi Slaughter” story is a textbook example of why digital-citizenship instruction needs to be a national priority – and points to a good test for its effectiveness down the line.
Don’t miss Annie Fox’s signs of cyberbullying behavior and advice for what to do if you see them in your child.
Maybe by considering the complexities of bullying cases like the tragic case thoughtfully reported in Slate.com, we’ll be able to address bullying and cyberbullying more intelligently and with an eye to healing not punishment.
German man arrested for hacking into kids’ computers, installing a Trojan that controlled their Webcams, and spying on them.