Tagged: digital citizenship

3 things I learned from the Adelyn Hosehbo saga

‘Adelyn Hosehbo’ is the infamous Singaporean teenage girl who became an instant Internet hit because she boasted slapping her mother on her Facebook. The whole incident went viral when local citizen journalist portal Stomp published it. The rest is history.

3 things I learned from this saga:

  1. Cyber wellness, character and family education are very important for kids today.
  2. Digital footprints travel at exponential speed in social media.
  3. It’s a great teachable moment or resource. In fact I already noticed some of my students doing similar things. This incident amplified the reality.

不爱才是害!

Source: Lianhe Zaobao 18 June 2010

My Facebook response in Chinese:

笔者借鉴教授砸电脑的事件,凸显学生滥用资讯科技。我倒觉得这起事件揭露了时下的课堂教学与孩子在课外的数码生活脱节的现实。其实我们是否也应该想想:大人为什么开会时常被社交媒体科技“干扰”呢?是不是会议无法引起我们的兴趣?还是我们不懂得所谓的开会礼仪?无庸讳言,大家猛开的会议似乎也脱节了。

笔者提到我们可能会步西方国后尘,电脑资讯造成教学弊病,学校将首先成为灾难区。我倒想反问笔者,要是学生在中小学没有机会正确有效地学习及使用科技,难道要等到他们步入社会才学吗?那么灾难区不是将来的社会大学?

笔者也提到孩子缺乏自制能力。与其一律禁止和过滤,不如致力于教导孩子正确的数码公民价值观。如果教学还不迎头赶上孩子的学习需要,恐怕最终吃亏的就是我们的下一代了。

Project Digital Citizenship

I just returned from my first overseas conference. It was an amazing experience. Met many overseas educators and learnt a lot from them. I was there to share my ‘Project Digital Citizenship’ too. In this lesson, I got students to translate their understanding of digital citizenship into short videos and share with other school mates. The learning outcome will be empowerment of students as ambassadors to promote digital citizenship in a community.

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Allow me to introduce you to the community – http://projectdigitalcitizenship.com.

Everyone is invited! 😀

Digital media may affect morality

From The Straits Times:

WASHINGTON: Rapid-fire digital media such as 24-hour news bulletins and status updates from Twitter and Facebook may confuse our moral compasses, new research suggests.

In a new study to be published next week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) found that emotions related to our sense of morality, such as admiration and compassion, take much longer to form than our visceral reactions to pain or physical suffering.

Hmm…hence the importance of Cyberwellness and Digital Citizenship?