Digital Sleuthing

https://www.wired.com/story/shadow-politics-meet-the-digital-sleuth-exposing-fake-news/

This article by Jonathan Albright’s research I found interesting on the concept of digital sleuthing to expose fake news.

It also made me reflect on the efforts being made in my district to bring about more awareness on navigating the digital world. We recently brought a presenter the White Hatter, to Prince Rupert to speak to students about the fundamentals of traversing the internet safely. The emphasis is placed on understanding the realities of technology, such as concepts of privacy, security, positive opportunities, consequences of inappropriate behavior and cyberbullying. Students in grades 4 and 5 participated, as well parents were provided evening sessions. It was very well received in our district and increased overall confidence in how to use their technology safely. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for something like this in their district.

https://www.thewhitehatter.ca/

2 Comments

  1. My school also had the White Hatter come in some years ago to present in front of our 9s and 10s. His presentation left a sour taste and I couldn’t figure it out until Jesse Miller’s time with us yesterday. Lurking and then trolling an unsuspecting audience might seem like a good induction, but it sets a bad example by which some students might try it themselves.

    • mackenzie37

      July 18, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      It’s a good point, although I thought it made a solid impact on just how easy it is to have someone find you with all your personal information. I found it was helpful in our district, as we have had a few situations where students have taken inappropriate photos and it is amazing how quickly they circulate. It was an eye opening presentation for sure.

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