Videos for Teaching Digital Citizenship

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    Online Citizenship

    This is the short story of a man who discovers his words online matter more than he realized, and that citizenship and respecting others is important for his communities, both online and off.
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    Protecting Reputations Online

    Aimed at young or inexperienced Web users, this video explains the long-term risks of sharing inappropriate information online.
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    Unfortunately, bullies are a part of our world. And today, they often use phones, computers and social media to threaten, harass and intimidate others. This is called Cyberbullying, and we can all learn ways to help limit the pain and damage it causes.
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    Privacy Online

    Using the web today can mean giving up a little privacy. The popular websites we use often collect information about nearly everything we do online. By understanding privacy online, we can be aware of how our information is being used and take steps to protect it.
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    Online Photo Sharing 2

    As smartphones have become popular, online photo sharing has become mainstream. While taking and sharing photos is a safe and fun way to connect with others, it also comes with some risks and considerations. This video explains how to share online photos responsibly.
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    Online Discussion Forums

    Discussion forums have always been an essential part of the Internet and they continue to be important today. But for the unfamiliar, forums can seem confusing and intimidating.
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    This is an introduction to the basics of plagiarism and how to avoid it, told via a story of a student completing an assignment.
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    Piracy Online

    Piracy online can seem easy and anonymous, but there is a lot more to it. This video explains what online piracy is, why it is illegal and how it impacts the creative people who make the things we love.
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