Privacy and safety on the web

Summary of  two meetings with 10th graders, Hof Hasharon High School, Israel.  22 students participated: 7 girls and 15 boys. 

Most participants seem to be concerned that various entities are monitoring their activity in cyberspace and are using private information about them without their consent.

Some participants even called it “espionage.” The concern was raised that smartphones “listen” to participants without their consent. They believe that the proof of their opinion is that they often see targeted advertisements that match what they said on the phone. To some of them this seems scary. On the other hand, some of the participants said they had no problem with it, because it directs them to products of their own interest and this “makes life interesting”.

There was a short discussion about possible solutions. Although some think that the solution is possibly technical-regulatory (it is possible to prohibit such “espionage” by law), some participants noted that the economic motive of commercial organizations is too strong, and this makes it very difficult to deal with the problem.

Some participants said they would prefer social networks without advertisements, but they are aware that today this would be very difficult to achieve because advertising is the economic basis for such networks.

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SİBER ZORBALIĞIN ERGENLER ÜZERİNDEKİ ETKİSİ VE DEĞERLER

Teknolojinin hızlı gelişmesi ve yaygınlaşması, beraberinde birtakım problemler de getirmiştir. Bilhassa ergenler, bu gelişimin olumsuz anlamda en fazla etkilenen kesimi oluşturmaktadırlar. Vakitlerinin önemli bir kısmını internette harcayan gençler, siber zorbalıkta bulunma, siber zorbalığa maruz kalma gibi negatif yönde etkiler görmektedirler. Gençler arasındaki zorbalık ve şiddet eylemleri, artık sanal ortamlarda kendini göstermektedir. Dolayısıyla yapılan araştırmalarda, siber zorbalık mağdurları olan çocuklar ve ergenler psikolojik olarak sıkıntılar yaşadıkları saptanmıştır. Konsantrasyon problemi, okuldaki akademik başarısında düşüş, asosyallik, endişe, hüzün, kaygı, depresyon, intihar gibi eğilimlerin arttığı görülmektedir. Bu çalışmada, araştırma kapsamındaki lise öğrencilerinin siber zorbalık, siber mağduriyet ve insani değerlerinin kendi aralarındaki ilişkisi incelenerek, neler yapılabileceği hususunda öneriler sunulmuştur. İnceleme doğrultusunda, öğrencilerin siber zorbalık konusuna nasıl baktığı, bu konudaki düşüncelerinin neler olduğu, siber zorbalık yapıp yapmadığı, siber zorbalığa uğrayıp uğramadığı ve sonuçlarının neler olduğunu tespit etme amacı yönünde anket çalışması yapılmıştır.

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Why do people hack?

Children in Northern Ireland were thinking of a number of questions to do with HACKING – Who, what, where, how and why? They decided to research some famous hackers to find out the answers to some of their questions. Then they composed and performed a RAP to demonstrate their findings.

Objectives: 
To find out why people hack.

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The Wyred Project and the voice of young people: Maria Chiara

Does it exist a social media awareness amongst digital natives?
Do they actually know where their data are going to be used and how? Maria Chiara, a student from Roma Tre University, urges the institutions and schools to provide a proper social media education.

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Radio Sol

Autores: Raffaela Bruzzone Torres, Pablo López Rebollo, Noelia del Pozo García
Este producto aborda la importancia de las redes sociales en la sociedad global, en forma de programa de radio.
Objectives: 
Reflexionar sobre la importancia de las redes sociales en la globalización

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