Tag Archives: privacy

Worth a read 08/05/2014

  • The terms of service, also known as the document you’re supposed to read before signing up for a site or platform, is a treasure trove of legal guidelines, rules and permissions that few people really care about.

    But there are a few things you’re agreeing to, hidden within the jargon, that might change the way you use the web. Some permissions, like keeping personal information, protecting copyrights and preventing impersonation, are well-known and relatively innocuous. That said, there’s a chance you’re violating a term of service without even realizing it.

    Here are 10 things you didn’t realize you agreed to in the social network terms of service you didn’t read, but we did.

    tags: terms of service privacy digital literacy digital footprint KDSBytes

  • YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship. A topic obviously quite close to Google’s heart.

    Google (which owns YouTube) built the lessons to educate students about YouTube’s policies, how to flag content, how to be a safer online citizen, and protect their identities.

    [There] is a list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery. Lessons are designed to fit within 50 minute classes, but can be adapted to fit your schedule:

    tags: digital citizenship Google YouTube video lesson plans KDSBytes

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Worth a read 06/19/2014

  • Google is a technology giant that provides a huge variety of services, many of which are free. Gmail, Google Drive and Google Hangouts can be used without paying a dime. Instead, pay by providing information about yourself, which Google can use for advertising. Though it started in search, the lion’s share of the company’s profits come from ads.
    You’ve likely noticed this already. Search for a new car and suddenly, as if by magic, ads from local car dealers begin to appear. But how much does Google really know about you, and should you be concerned? The answer may surprise you.

    tags: google privacy data KDSBytes

  • “There’s just so much science, nature, music, art, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven’t seen. It’s most likely not stuff that was made for them…

    But we don’t underestimate kids around here.

    Smart, conversation-starting, “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them” videos that you can watch together, curated by Rion Nakaya with help from her 3 & 6 year olds.”

    tags: Videos KDSBytes

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Managing your digital footprint

11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints is an interesting read from TeachThought.com and the advice applies as much to us as adults and teachers as it does to students.

Don’t know what a digital footprint is?

Simply put, a digital footprint is the record or trail left by the things you do online. Your social media activity, the info on your personal website, your browsing history, your online subscriptions, any photo galleries and videos you’ve uploaded — essentially, anything on the Internet with your name on it.

The advice includes the obvious, like using privacy settings in Facebook, to less well-known information about how Google records and uses our search history.

I encourage you to have a read and share the information with your students and others as appropriate.