Digital Communications Module
Contact: Andrew Jones

.  Digital Rights & Responsibilities

Did you know that everything you post to Facebook and several other social media sites becomes OWNED and the property of Facebook and those other sites? 

That picture of you at the beach. That song you wrote and shared. That idea for a new product or business. Once shared on social media you have just handed over the ownership rights for free. Facebook and other sites can use all of your information for whatever purpose they want including giving that information to companies who can then agressively advertise their products in your direction.

There are known rules, responsibilities and rights that govern our lives every day. Some of these stem from guidelines thousands of years old and some are just plain common and decent sense. Our online lives are yet to have these rules provided and it is up to EACH OF US to create these COMMON and DECENT rules that protect our rights and provide us with responsibilities when engaging in our digital lives.

Assignment:

You have a unique position. The dawn of the digital age is well underway and there are yet to be a set of rules delivered for how humans should behave and what rights they have when connected. Much like those in history before you this is your chance to write ten commandments (this time on digital tablets) that will focus on all that is needed for human kind to go forward into the digital era protected and in good faith.

Download this document as a guide - Link

You might get some ideas from these two resources - Five TIps for Staying Safe or Teen Internet Safety Tips


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