Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Keep safe online

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Read the text below and answer the questions.



1. Who's in charge of publishing personal info about an under-age on a site?
2. Should a teacher always act on behalf of parents?
3. Can somehow a teacher's consent be restricted?
4. If a site operator updates online activities for children, do their parents need to be notified? Why/Why not?
5. What actions might a site have to take if parents revoke their consent?
6. How can a site be sure that teachers are not using students' info inadequately?

As you may have noticed by now, the text has no title. After reading the text, could you provide it with one?

Where do you think you could find this type of text?

Now, let's find some words in the text that match with the definitions below; the tips between brackets might help you.

a guiding principle: (noun)
to make known: (verb)
someone other than the main people involved in a transaction: (two words)
to obtain: (verb)

Finally, have a look at the following questions and discuss them with your partners.

Are there any policies regarding safety online in your country?
Are you aware of any of them?
As a parent, what are your feelings about your kids using the Internet?
Do you consider protecting children when surfing is necessary? Why/Why not?
How to protect children on the Internet. Could you make a list of tips?

After doing the tasks, check your progress.


9 comments:

  1. 1. Parents are in charged of publishing personal info about an under age on a site.

    2. A teacher may act on behalf of parents, but COPPA does not require you to do so.

    3. It depends on you school disctrict's policies.

    4. Yes, because website operators should give them a chance to say no to the arrangement.

    5. If parents revoke their consent, the website must stop collecting, using or disclosing information from that child.

    6. The site will ask the teachers to verify their identity to ensure that student's information is not using inadequately.

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  2. The person in charge of publishing a child personal info on a site is the website operator, but under the parents consent.
    A teacher may act on behalf of a parent in giving consent, acording to his/her school´s policies.
    If the updating of the online activities modify the terms of the use of their child´s information, the site operator have to notify the parents, and get consent again.
    A site must allow parents to review the personal information collected from their children and delete it if consent is revoked.

    The site can not be sure that a teacher is using students´ info inadequatelly, but, at least, they have to asure his/her identity before providing him/her the information.

    Title: A COPPA guide for teachers and website operators

    I think you can find this kind of text in a law site, and in the information wall at school. I supose it´s been publishd in some oficial paper.

    a guiding principle: a provision
    to make known: to notify
    someone other than the main people involved in a transaction: (two words)
    to obtain: to get

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  3. 1- Publising operators, need the parents consent to collect information about the children
    2- Teachers may act on behalf of parents during school activities online
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    4- The website operators need to notify parents and get consent again when there is a change in the use of information
    5- They must stop collecting information and delete it from the database
    6- The site can ask the teachers to verify their identity and ensure the correct use of the information

    1- Safety children on the internet
    2- It could be a document of a school
    3- Guiding principle/policy about
    to make known/notify
    Someone other.../third part
    to obtain/get

    1- Yes, I think so, but I´m not sure if they are usefull
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    3-
    4- Of course, even if they are not surfing
    5-Teaching then how to use the internet
    The computer musn´t be in the children room
    We must be with then when surfing

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  5. 1. Who's in charge of publishing personal info about an under-age on a site? Student's parents and teachers can be in charge.
    2. Should a teacher always act on behalf of parents? Yes. A teacher should obtain parental conset except for send a newsletter or other information.
    3. Can somehow a teacher's consent be restricted? Yes if the teacher asks for to give personal student's information.
    4. If a site operator updates online activities for children, do their parents need to be notified? Why/Why not? No if childrens don't have to give personal information.
    5. What actions might a site have to take if parents revoke their consent? A website might have to delete any personal information from the site's database.
    6. How can a site be sure that teachers are not using students' info inadequately? A site can know it if they ask the teacher to verify his identity to ensure all the student's information.

    Title: How to protect childrens on the net.

    You could find this type of text in a professional magazine for teachers.

    a guiding principle: a law
    to make known: to provide
    someone other than the man people involved in a transaction: ¿?
    to obtain: to collect

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  6. 1.The children's Online Privacy Protection.
    2.Not always, for example,if the website is collecting emails simply to respond to a ontime request information.
    3.Yes, specially if they are changing the terms-of-use in a "material" or significant way.
    4.Yes. If the website decides to send information for childrens or change the way.
    5.The site must stop collecting using or disclosing information from children.They may end child's participation.
    6.The website will ask teachers to verify their real identity.

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  8. Thanks to all for answering the questions, do not forget to check you work using the sheet provided.

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