TeachOntario is pleased to present the #BIT16 Reads Book Club in partnership with the Ontario School Library Association (OSLA) and facilitated by Alanna
Cyberbullies, online pornography, sexual predators… Is the virtual world as dangerous to teenagers as some headlines suggest? Danah Boyd, who has studied their habits over a decade, thinks not.
“The digital anthropologist: Danah Boyd interview https://t.co/E3eSGl5xCk #VirtualReality #pornography #teenager”
It’s been 20 years — 20 years!? — since John Perry Barlow wrote “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” — a rant in response to the government and corporate leaders who descend on a certain snowy resort town each year as part of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Picture that pamphleteering with me for a moment… Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us....show text
At what age should children be allowed to access the internet without parental oversight? This is a hairy question that raises all sorts of issues about rights, freedoms, morality, skills, and cognitive capability. Cultural values also come into play full force on this one. Consider, for example, that in the 1800s, the age of sexual (and marital) consent in the United States was between 10 and 12 (except Delaware, where it was seven). The age of consent in England was 12, and it’s still 14 in G....show text
“A4.5 These folks need to read It's Complicated by Danah Boyd. (sorry for all the book references tonight) #nced”