I worked through the first module, and the simulation. In terms of content, I do have a good idea about terminology and personal cybersafety, but the simulation was interesting. ICT and, in particular, online interactions, really change the landscape for children – especially adolescents. While younger children are usually closely supervised and more likely to ask an adult for help, children from around 9 seem to be interacting online with less supervision. Couple that with increasing desire to have friends and fit in, and there are obvious potential for problems. This module gave an interesting perspective of the interactions and decisions children/teens make every day.
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