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  1. An interesting blog. According to Sameer Hinduja and Justin Patchin , cyberbullying is defined as willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices. In short, it is bullying using technology.
    Nine strategies to prevent cyberbullying in our classrooms.
    1. Create digital citizens.
    2. Educate yourself.
    3. Discuss Bullying. Talk about age-appropriate cases of cyberbullying and their resolution.
    4. Supervise.
    5.Teach students it’s okay to report abuse.
    6.Establish firm policies.
    7.Encourage Active Student Participation in Decision Making.
    8.Finding the Right Response:
    9. Know when to use community resources. There may be situations that require the intervention of greater community resources such as counselors, administrators, and law enforcement.

    Cyberbullying needs to be taken seriously and getting the community involved may prevent larger problems. Offer counseling services to both victims and perpetrators. Let students know that it is okay to need to talk to someone.
    Cyber bullying occurs when electronic communications such as text messages, emails, instant messages, and social media updates are used to threaten or humiliate someone. Its consequences can be just as serious as the effects of bullying that occurs in person, yet cyberbullying is unique in many ways.
    https://www.learnersedge.com/blog/how-to-prevent-cyberbullying
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  2. A staggering 20 percent of students are reported being bullied.
    This impacts the students' sleep, performance besides leading to anxiety, and depression, substance abuse etc. The article also list behaviour a teacher could watch out for like eye rolling, prolonged staring,back turning,laughing cruelly/encouraging others to laugh,name calling, ignoring or excluding,causing physical harm,spying and stalking. The six ways to prevent bullying include
    Teach kindness and empathy.
    Create opportunities for connection.
    Identify ‘gateway behaviors.'
    Use the arts to create context.
    Minimize ‘concentric circles’ in schools.
    Participate in simulations.
    https://lesley.edu/article/6-ways-educators-can-prevent-bullying-in-schools
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  3. Excellent article on cyberbullying. The author has categorised the topic really well.
    o General Information
    o Awareness
    o Common Victims
    o Cyberbullying around the world
    o Cyberbullying and kids
    o Cyberbullying on social media
    o 21.Social media cyberbullying is most prevalent in Instagram (42%), followed by Facebook (37%) and Snapchat (31%).
    o Cyberbullying in gaming
    o Cyberbullying according to parents
    o Cyberbullying impacts
    o Reactions to cyberbullying
    o Cyberbullying — key takeaways
    https://techjury.net/stats-about/cyberbullying
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  4. Good summary of digital literacies and why they are important for higher education published by Educause.
    https://library.educause.edu/resource...-should-know-about-digital-literacies
    Tags: , by Wayne Mackintosh (2019-08-17)
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  5. The toolkit offers levels of digital skills which are basic, inter, advanced which are quite informative
    https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Digital-.../ITU%20Digital%20Skills%20Toolkit.pdf
    Tags: , by nguyentu (2019-08-15)
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  6. Article published on The Conversation highlighting complexities of copyright in the music industry. "What many people don’t know is that just because two songs sound similar does not necessarily mean that there has been copyright infringement. This is because copyright is not a monopoly right – two people can come up with the same idea independently and that is okay. It also does not protect general ideas – those are in the public domain for everyone to use – otherwise we would only have one blues song, one love song and one rock anthem."
    https://theconversation.com/katy-perr...al-loser-is-the-music-industry-121705
    Tags: by Wayne Mackintosh (2019-08-12)
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  7. Powerful analysis of media literacy and consumption of fake news and the cultural implications of media implementation.
    https://youtu.be/0I7FVyQCjNg
    Tags: , by Wayne Mackintosh (2019-08-07)
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  8. Report published by the Government of Canada which explores how digital will impact on value chains and introduce a different model for the production and consumption of goods and services.
    https://horizons.gc.ca/en/2019/06/20/the-next-digital-economy
    Tags: by Wayne Mackintosh (2019-06-24)
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  9. Report published by the Government of Canada on the Future of Work.
    https://course.oeru.org/lida104/interactions/course-feed
    Tags: by Wayne Mackintosh (2019-06-24)
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  10. Article published by the guardian on a "study" suggesting that 18-29 year olds are most likely to have enlarged external occipital prorotuberances. This article is a good example for fact-checking for LiDA104 learners.
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentis...-because-of-mobile-phones-not-so-fast
    Tags: , by Wayne Mackintosh (2019-06-23)
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