In Part 1 of this article, which appeared in the May/June issue, we looked at a range of safety and security issues affecting educators as we all strive to attain the vision enunciated at the beginning of that feature. That vision laid out a framework for security in a Web 2.0-based educational environment comprising three parts:
* 21st-century learning environments: Schools are safely and effectively using Web 2.0 technologies to prepare students for their future education and careers, civic responsibilities, and personal life in the 21st century. This was our main focus in Part 1. (See "Security in a Web 2.0-Based Educational Environment: Issues and Answers--Part 1," May/June 2010 Multimedia & Internet@Schools.)
* Universal digital media safety, citizenship, and literacy competencies.
* Targeted youth risk online prevention and intervention.
In Part 2, we'll address universal digital media safety and literacy education as well as targeted youth risk online prevention.
UNIVERSAL DIGITAL MEDIA SAFETY AND LITERACY EDUCATION
All young people must gain competencies in the safe and responsible use of digital media technologies and resources. This includes understanding risks and effective protective strategies, understanding the standards for responsible behavior, and taking responsibility for the well-being of others.
Schools are mobilizing to address digital media safety and literacy. One key …