This video parodies the term "fair use" by explaining copyright with only images from Disney Movies.

Digital Rights and Responsibilities

Those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world - electronic responsibility for actions and deeds
  • AUP (inside and outside of school)
  • Use online material ethically (citing sources)
  • Report cyberbullies and threats

Aim: To create a 'c-book' on what it means to be a digital citizen in the 21st century.

1. Rights and responsibilities is a key area of internet safety, with out it you leave your self upon to many different online attacks from fraud, to online bullying. The three main areas of rights and responsibilities are AUP, Use online material ethically, Report cyberbullies and threats.

1. Overview/Description

AUP (acceptable use policy)

AUP or (acceptable use policy) is a set of rules applied by a network and by the website owners which restricts the ways in which the network or site may be used, for example there are acceptable use policies at schools and work places and in some cases entire countries. As well as being what we can and cant do it is also what we should do to help make our life online and others as safe and enjoyable as possible.

The use of Material

This is a particular area where people recently are finding themselves in trouble, it means what we can and can't use online an how we can use it without effecting others online in a negative way. This will include, pictures, documents, videos, and many other forms of personal items.

Reporting Cyberbullies

This video is an excellent example of educational digital cyberbullying. It shows what is wrong and what is right to do. It shows a real life example that you wouldnt do, but in fact people usually do it. it tells the audience to stop cyberbulling, because the main reason that it is just lame.

This is a newer part of rights and responsibilities because bullying is growing online not becoming a wide spread problem. Children today are learning what to do when they face or witness cyberbullying, and this is helping to take that mini culture out of this generation and generations to come. This is quite self explanatory and it is just that you must report it after seeing it happen.

2. Background

This is a good example of digital rights and responsibilities. This is from a show called life online, and gives real life examples as well as descriptions of rights and responsibilities the show is originally from the news network front line.

Another excellent example of responsibilities is a real life example about relationship on line that goes wrong and how we should control the situation and resolve the issue.

This is an article found by someone else doing digital rights and responsibilities and it is a more abstract then the previous two, but still good. It shows what government departmentshave the right to look at our personal information and data online.

3. Social / ethical aspects

Socially Rights and Responsibilities has a lot of influence over us, and our daily life. Everything we do in our online lives or even just online we have to think if it is within our rights or whether we have the responsibilty to do something. For many of us we found this so hard to do because our rights and responsibilities online are soo very different to them offline, which is why it is importtant for children to incorporate these ideas into their daily lives and at a young enough age for them to adapt to them quickly.

Ethically it is a difficult issue for people to grasp because of how quickly our internet is growing around us, and with this comes new threats daily which we have to combat. Because of what we do only many of us find it difficult where to ethically draw the line where they can stop or interupt whats happening, or to just ignore it and carry on with what we are doing. This is where the problem of were our ethical issues mold into our rights and responsibilities online.

4. Solutions

America started a new campaing agaist cyberbullying. Most of the teenagers spend a lot of time on a cell phone or instant messenger chatting with friends and uploading photos, videos, and music to websites. You may have online friends whom you’ve never met in person, with whom you play games and exchange messages. Teens’ lives exist in a variety of places such as school hallways, part-time jobs, and friends’ houses. Now many teens also have lives on the Internet. And bullying has followed teens online.

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These graph basically shows the different types of cyberbullying used by some people in the United States.

Cyberbullying is online bullying, and happens when teens use the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. It is a problem that affects almost half of all American teens. Whether you’ve been a victim of cyberbullying, know someone who has been cyberbullied, or have even cyberbullied yourself, there are steps you and your friends can take to stop cyberbyllying and stay cyber-safe.

Possible solutions to the problems that have emerged are:

  • Talk with your parents if you feel that you cant handle the situation
  • Delete the messages and ignore those messages that you think are offencive to you
  • If the bully keeps on cyberbullying you, block it, and delete it.
  • Ignore all the mails and send them to the spam folder. You dont have to worry about it.

5. Guidelines for Teenagers using the Internet

These guidelines are to help you get the most out of being online at the same time as being safe:

  • You need to be aware of which sites people can gain access to your profile and without your permission. Some examples are: Facebook, MySpace.
  • Beware of sites where people can change your password just by knowing your user name. An itunes account is a good example of where this is the case. If your not sure, test it out for your self by clicking on "forgotten your password?" and seeing whether the new pass word is accepted.
  • If you become a victim of cyberbullying, make sure you contact people responsible for the site.
  • If you join a forum, make should you read through the rules and regulations for members. This can be especially important if the forum is a special interest forum where you may get asked to leave if you post "off topic" mails.
  • Use the Internet respectfully: don't post embarrassing pictures of your friends onto sites without their permission!

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Links to:
Action Qatar Academy
Action Vienna International School
Action Westwood School