Finland[ edit ] In Finlandsexual education is usually incorporated into various compulsory courses, mainly as part of biology lessons in lower grades and later in a course related to general health issues. Schools are expected to provide 30 to 40 hours of sex education, and pass out condoms, to students in grades 8 and 9 aged 15—
School districts put in place Acceptable Use Policies, which are a set of computer rules to ensure appropriate student usage of the Internet and technology equipment at school.
Teachers must demonstrate, guide, and help students practice appropriate and professional behavior while actively participating in authentic learning experiences using blogs, wiki spaces, learning management systems, online research, and much more. Take Care of Technology Equipment Students must take care of the technology equipment, which can be viewed as a privilege.
It is also important for students to learn to protect the technology resources Cennamo, Ross, and Ertmer, Malware such as viruses, worms, and Trojan horses are even more prevalent today because of the increased use of email, fax, blogs, social media, etc.
Students should be alert and active at all times when encountering suspicious messages, links, pop-up windows, etc. Students should immediately let their teacher know if there may be malware on a computer so that any problems can be addressed right away. Explore Appropriate and Safe Sites for Learning and Research The Internet is an immense storehouse of knowledge and should be used appropriately at all times.
Students should use known and trusted digital resources Cennamo et al. Teachers can initially provide students with a list of approved Web sites to use in class.
However, students must be empowered to evaluate sites to make responsible and ethical decisions while surfing the Net. This practice will be helpful when students have to complete research for school or work.
Students must be able to recognize if information on a site is valid and credible. Teaching students to critically evaluate Web sites will prepare them for their future education and profession Pinkham, Wintle, and Silvernail, It is therefore essential for teachers and students to understand the use of copyrighted material Cennamo et al.
The Fair Use Act permits the use of copyright material for educational and noncommercial purposes. These works are most likely protected by Creative Commons CC. More students are actively sharing, reusing, remixing, and building creative projects, so it is important they understand these laws to ensure legal use of material in and out of the classroom.
Help Prevent Cyberbullying Prevent cyberbullying by discussing it, addressing it, and reporting it. Students interact with one another via social networks, chat rooms, blogs, etc. They can write just about anything on these platforms, which then can be forwarded to many with just a few clicks, causing more issues if the information is sensitive or hurtful to another Levy, The consequences of cyberbullying can be damaging, resulting in emotional stress, withdrawal from school, relocation, and even suicide Cennamo et al.
Teachers must provide a set of guidelines that addresses ways to prevent and handle cyberbullying. First, discuss cyberbullying and how it is unacceptable.
Second, provide examples of cyberbullying to help students understand the importance of addressing this growing concern.
Third, students should report inappropriate online interactions to their parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators immediately, whether they are a victim or bystander.
Students need to know about the serious repercussions for intentionally harming someone online.
Outlining cyberbullying guidelines can help students address and prevent threatening and inappropriate online behavior. Self-image Is Important Choose to promote a positive and professional image of self online.
On social networking Web sites, students can share information about themselves globally Dewall, Buffardi, Bonser, and Campbell, Students must think before they post something online and make it available for the world to see. Teachers can help students promote a positive self-image online by asking them to reflect about these questions: Will this affect your future career?
How do you want to be seen by others? Make Use of Netiquette Be courteous and respectful when communicating with others online.Parents: Encourage Education and to set aside funds for further education.
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Bermuda's Education in Public and Private Schools After secondary schooling at home or abroad, those qualified go overseas to universities. By Keith Archibald Forbes (see About Us) exclusively for Bermuda Online.
There are schools in every one of the nine Bermuda Parishes.. Introduction. Today’s learners have the innate ability to easily navigate and use the Web. The Internet has evolved into a “participatory culture,” allowing students to create, connect, and collaborate with a global audience.
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There is not a lot of agreement about what moral education should be, and there is no “discipline” of moral education corresponding to the disciplines that define the courses we have discussed so far.
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