Miguel Guhlin shared the video “Think Before You Post” with me last Friday at the TechForum in Austin. I hadn’t seen this clip before. This is a short, 60 second reminder (actually it’s an advertisement from the U.S. Ad Council) that once an image is posted online, it can be there FOREVER. I’m going to use this video with students as well as adults in upcoming Internet safety workshops. The video is available on TeacherTube as well as YouTube. If you would like to download this video to your computer for offline viewing and use, several different options are available. Miguel posted about this back in April.
As one of the commenters on the TeacherTube version pointed out, the fact that this video ends with the custodian pulling the student’s picture off the bulletin board (which is a metaphor for the web) “leads to some unfair assumptions.” I think when showing and discussing this video, that is an important aspect to discuss. (It’s unfair to assume anyone who is a custodian is a likely child predator.) That conversation also leads into broader issues of media literacy, where we can invite students to critically analyze the overt as well as latent messages embedded within a media clip.
I’ve added this to my “Videos for PD” (professional development) page at the bottom under “Cyberbullying Prevention, Internet Safety, Safe DSN.”
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