Teacher Education and Internet Safety
Tracey Choulat, University of Flordia, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In this paper I explore the current state of internet safety with regard to teacher education, curriculum, and educator, parental and student perceptions. I discuss internet security and ethics in an educational and social networking context. Consideration is given to the impact of social technologies on adolescents, the reality of threats, the roles of educators, parents and peers in policing and influencing behaviors, and the impact of technology policies. The conclusion is drawn that as policy and educational methods change slowly, research shows that parents and educators can most immediately and effectively affect online adolescent behaviors.
Choulat, T. (2010). Teacher Education and Internet Safety. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2583-2589). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).