With the huge potential that Information and communication technology has to offer for teaching and learning also comes a matching potential for distraction, illicit and inappropriate activity and poor judgement. Guidance is often missing in the home environment as the parents lack the depth of knowledge and understanding to provide sound subjective advice, effective monitoring and appropriate modeling. This is not through lack of interest, in most cases, but rather from their limited exposure and experience with this rapidly evolving and changing environment.
Think you know your way around the Web? Well enough to stay safe from spyware, spam, scams and identity theft? Are you willing to put yourself to the test?
If you’re anything like your peers, you spend a lot of time online. In fact, according to recent surveys, tweens and teens spend 25% of all their media time on the Internet. 55% use social networking sites 70% of teen girls have their own profiles! 33% use the Web to share artwork, photos, stories, or videos. 51% say they download music files.
So, do you think you know the rules of the digital road? What’s safe – and what’s risky – to do online? Take this 10 question quiz to find out your grade.
MDF has partnered with Grantmakers in the Arts to produce Appropriart!, a graphic about copyright developed by Susie Cagle. The graphic was originally published in the GIA Reader.