Internet safety: Implications for teacher education
Thanh Truc Nguyen, Curriculum Research & Development Group, College of Education, University of Hawaii, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Without having a school assignment behind them, students explore the Web for their own interests, oftentimes encountering other individuals with the same goal. Arguably its most powerful aspect is the Web’s ability to reduce geographical boundaries and connect people. Yet, the Web is also a medium by which our children can be contacted by others without parental and teacher knowledge. Results from a study of parents and teachers reveal strong correlations between online social networks and apprehension. Specifically, the study categorized parent and teacher concerns into two major categories: a feeling of helplessness against online sexual predators and a sense of protectiveness against cyber bullies. Suggestions for addressing these problems in future research and teacher preparation are outlined.
Nguyen, T.T. (2009). Internet safety: Implications for teacher education. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1660-1665). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).