This week at my school, Beijing BISS International School here in Beijing China, I was invited to be the 'distinguished speaker' of the month. I was asked to provide a 'parent friendly' topic about getting to know the online world of children, providing insight as well as solutions to characteristics of the 'net generation'.
So, if you know me at all you will understand I am not one to talk about 'dangers' at great length, but prefer to talk in more positive terms, and put the responsibility back on the parent and the student, and prefer education and raised awareness in favour of restricted use of resources. My talk, entitled "Learning Digitally: Empowerment with Responsibility" was designed in four parts:
- Part 1 - Understanding he digital generation.
- Part 2 - Advantages of technology.
- Part 3 - Digital citizenship.
- Part 4 - Strategies and solutions for common parental concerns.
My wiki has a list of resources, and here is the slideshow. Your comments are welcome as to how I can improve this next time around.