L. If your community is pressuring you to be more restrictive, that’s when
it’s time to educate, not capitulate. Overzealous blocking and filtering
has real and significant negative impacts on information access, student
learning, pedagogy, ability to address required curricular standards, and
educators’ willingness to integrate technology. It also makes it awfully
tough to prepare students for a digital era.
[...] V. Don’t abdicate your teaching responsibility. Students do not
magically gain the ability at the end of the school day or after graduation
to navigate complex, challenging, unfiltered digital information spaces. If
you don’t teach them how to navigate the unfiltered Internet appropriately
and safely while you have them, who’s going to?
gives "26 Internet safety talking points"
"Security" is now a catch-all excuse for all sorts of authoritarianism, as
well as for boondoggles and corporate profiteering.
(Thanks to Paul Wise.)
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