Audience: Upper Primary Teachers, Secondary Teachers, Principals, Assistant Principals
Teenagers are among the most prolific users of Social Media, with some statistics suggesting that up to 95 percent of teens with access to the Internet are using one or more forms of social media. Like or loathe it, there is no escaping that social media is intrinsic to the teenage life, so the natural progression is that to include the use of social media into Curriculum.
Just as we teach students about social values, personal and community safety, and how to prepare for the world outside of school, it’s increasingly vital that we teach students how to use social media positively, respectfully and safely.
This course explores the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of Social Media, including the negatives and positives of using Social Media. You will learn about how to create a socially connected classroom; how to teach your students to be respectful of each other online; how to teach students to protect their online identity and reputation; how to ward off cyber bullying; and how to build an online Curriculum Vitae that can set your students up for future employment.
By taking this course, you will be better prepared to support your student’s online activities so that they will be protected, safe and prepared. You will learn to be a mentor and role model who fosters positive and appropriate online experiences that set’s your students up for the future.
- Keeping Children Safe Whilst Using Social Media
- Implications of Using Facebook
- Your Facebook Reputation Can Help or Hurt Your Future
- Is Your Cyber "Front Door" Open?
- Sexting - Think You Know
- Final Word on Sexting
- Cyber Safety Check - Lesson Ideas
- Optional Activity
- Cyber Safety Resources
- Tagged, the Film
About the instructor
Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioural, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.
In addition, Ms Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought-after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.
She is now undertaking her PhD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.