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Horror stories about digital media...

Objective: Through this lesson, we make students aware of the dangers of social media. By means of an introductory film, followed by some example cases, we make some of the dangers and pitfalls of online media use concrete in a creative and playful way. Recognisable and sometimes obvious situations become the object of in-depth reflection. Subject(s) in which concrete curriculum goals can be realised with this practical example: GFL/human & society /mavo/pav/history Target audience: Pupils SO A-fin ((D)BSO)/ DA-fin (TSO) / D-fin (ASO) Phase1: teacher offers online video on internet safety: Students answer some reflection questions on this: -Have you experienced something similar yourself? -Would you mind if everyone knows where you live? -Have you ever clicked on a weird link? Phase 2 Students are given several case studies to which there are some reflection questions attached. Case study 1: Janne posts a photo on Instagram at night. In the morning, she changes her mind and deletes the photo, she is happy that few people have seen it. Reflection questions

  • Is it right of Janne to be happy? Why yes/no?

  • What is the best thing to do before posting a photo online?

Case study 2: You see your best friend suddenly post a very challenging and bold picture on facebook/instagram. She proudly tells you how many likes and new friend requests she got. You don't like it and are worried about her. Reflection questions:

  • How do you respond? Do you tell her the truth?

  • Do you think such pictures should be allowed? Why yes/why not?

Case study 3: A classmate spreads very racist statements via Twitter. You discover this and tell your friends. They think 'everyone has a right to free speech' Reflection questions:

  • How do you feel about this?

  • Why is 'free speech' not a proper argument here?

  • Do you tell this to your teacher? Why yes/why not?

Case study 4: You visit a website where they sell very nice, trendy shoes for suspiciously little money. You are tempted to fill your digital 'shopping basket', but hesitate a little. Suddenly, your mother walks in. Reflection questions:

  • How do you respond? Do you tell her the truth?

  • What should you look out for when visiting such sites?

Case study 5: Your classmates secretly took an irreverent photo of a student being bullied. You watched them secretly take this photo during gym class. That night, you see them spreading this photo on instagram, with a hurtful statement below. Reflection questions:

  • How do you feel about this?

  • Are you telling the truth?

  • Who are you telling this to?

Case study 6: Opening her emails, Julie saw the following message: ----------Forwarded message---------- From<> Theme< Norplay> Dear customer Two messages are waiting for you. Click next clink to read these messages? <http://way.toggpt445 .Please register and wait for a reply. Thank you for your understanding. Hilde Hermans, Sacred Heart School Leuven Julie reads the message and clicks on the link. Reflection questions :

  • Is it okay for Julie to sound off on this link? Why yes/no?

  • Take another look at the letter! What information do you find there?

  • What would you do if you received a similar email?

Stage 3 : Students write down for themselves answers to the reflection questions Phase 4: The students exchange their answers in subgroups (composition and grouping to be determined freely) Stage 5: Possible extension: students make a short summary and formulate answers to the introductory questions. -What risks associated with digital media have you learned about ? -Will you interact with digital media differently in the future ? -What knowledge do you still want to acquire to be more aware of digital media ? -...

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