The fact that so much of our lives are online erodes our privacy. This has dangerous consequences; for kids it can even lead to being targeted by online predators. This book teaches readers how they can protect their privacy online. It explains what to do if contacted by a predator and reminds kids singled out by predators that it was not their fault.
Provides an overview of issues related to criminal and antisocial activity that occurs online, including history, terminology, biographical information on important individuals, and a complete annotated bibliography.
Digital Playgrounds explores the key developments, trends, debates, and controversies that have shaped children’s commercial digital play spaces over the past two decades. It argues that children’s online playgrounds, virtual worlds, and connected games are much more than mere sources of fun and diversion – they serve as the sites of complex negotiations of power between children, parents, developers, politicians, and other actors with a stake in determining what, how, and where children’s play unfolds. Through an innovative, transdisciplinary framework combining science and technology studies, critical communication studies, and children’s cultural studies, Digital Playgrounds focuses on the contents and contexts of actual technological artefacts as a necessary entry point for understanding the meanings and politics of children’s digital play. The discussion draws on several research studies on a wide range of digital playgrounds designed and marketed to children aged six to twelve years, revealing how various problematic tendencies prevent most digital play spaces from effectively supporting children’s culture, rights, and – ironically – play. Digital Playgrounds lays the groundwork for a critical reconsideration of how existing approaches might be used in the development of new regulation, as well as best practices for the industries involved in making children’s digital play spaces. In so doing, it argues that children’s online play spaces be reimagined as a crucial new form of public sphere in which children’s rights and digital citizenship must be prioritized.
Chat rooms. MySpace and other social networking sites. E-mails. Blogs. Instant messages. Todays children and teens are constantly communicating online. But do they know how to keep themselves and their personal information safe from online predators? This title explains potential online dangers and how predators in cyberspace operate, discusses risks, and provides clear, practical tips and advice on how to stay safe.
The Internet is great for entertainment, information, and keeping in touch with people who are far away. But it can also connect you to predators who could take advantage of you, or worse! This book teaches you how to stay safe from online predators.
Teaching models that focus on blended and virtual learning have become important during the past year and have become integral for the continuance of learning. The i²Flex classroom model, a variation of blended learning, allows non-interactive teaching activities to take place without teachers’ direct involvement, freeing up time for more meaningful teacher-student and student-student interactions. There is evidence that i²Flex leads to increased student engagement and motivation as well as better exploitation of teachers’ and classroom time leading to the development of higher order cognitive skills as well as study skills for students' future needs related to citizenship, college, and careers. The Handbook of Research on K-12 Blended and Virtual Learning Through the i²Flex Classroom Model focuses not only on how to design, deliver, and evaluate courses, but also on how to assess teacher performance in a blended i2Flex way at the K12 level. The book will discuss the implementation of the i²Flex (isquareFlex), a non-traditional learning methodology, which integrates internet-based delivery of content and instruction with faculty-guided, student-independent learning in combination with face-to-face classroom instruction aiming at developing higher order cognitive skills within a flexible learning design framework. While highlighting new methods for improving the classroom and learning experience in addition to preparing students for higher education and careers, this publication is an essential reference source for pre-service and in-service teachers, researchers, administrators, educational technology developers, and students interested in how the i2Flex model was implemented in classrooms and the effects of this learning model.
Thoroughly updates the first edition by addressing the significant advances in data-driven technologies, their intrusion deeper in our lives, the limits on data collection newly required by governments in North America and Europe, and the new security challenges of a world rife with ransomware and hacking.
In The Internet Family, Drs. Katherine Hertlein and Markie Twist provide a current and comprehensive look at the effects of technology on couple and family relationships. Beginning with an overview of the multifaceted ways in which technology impacts our relationships today, the authors discuss a wide range of topics pertinent to couple and family life. Chapters focus on issues such as online dating and infidelity, parenting and the Internet, video gaming, cyberbullying, and everyday usage of social and new media, before providing guidance on how the reader can successfully navigate the advantages and risks that emerge from the use of specific technologies. An online appendix offers a range of assessments and practical tools for identifying Internet-related problems and solutions. A portion of the text is also devoted to the application of the Couple and Family Technology framework and how it can be effectively integrated into clinicians’ current practice. Couple and family therapists will find this book highly informative, both to use in their own practice and for referring clients to as part of the treatment process.
High profile cases of financial statement fraud have been dominating the news recently, causing people to question the accuracy of the financial information made available by companies. This book covers the roles and responsibilities associated with preventing and detecting financial statement fraud, including current developments and professional activities intended to reduce the occurrences of fraudulent financial reporting. It discusses the failures involved in the Enron collapse and includes a Forward by Joseph T. Wells from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. This books provides an invaluable context for understanding financial statement fraud.
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
As the digital world assumes an ever-increasing role in the daily lives of the public, opportunities to engage in crimes increase as well. The prevention of cyber aggression is an ongoing challenge due to its multifaceted nature and the difficulties in realizing effective interventions. The consequences of cyber aggression can range from emotional and psychological distress to death by suicide or homicide. Enduring prevention programs need to be defined and take into consideration that the digital revolution changes the way and the meaning of interpersonal relationships. Developing Safer Online Environments for Children: Tools and Policies for Combatting Cyber Aggression explores the effects of cyberbullying and cyberstalking on children and examines solutions that can identify and prevent online harassment through both policy and legislation reform and technological tools. Highlighting a range of topics such as cyberbullying, fake profile identification, and victimization, this publication is an ideal reference source for policymakers, educators, principals, school counsellors, therapists, government officials, politicians, lawmakers, academicians, administrators, and researchers.