Duration: 3 hours
- Web 2.0 and the virtual world
- Internet usage and online habits of children and young people
- International conventions and other instruments relating to children’s rights
After completing this unit, teachers should be able to:
- Understand young people’s Internet usage patterns and interests
- Describe general terms and conditions, codes of conduct and privacy regulations with respect to Internet use
- Develop their ability to use educational methods and basic tools to help young people use the Internet responsibly – and make them aware of the related opportunities, challenges and risks
PEDAGOGICAL APPROACHES and ACTIVITIES
Web 2.0 is a shorthand term for aspects of the Internet that facilitate interaction and user-generated content (such as mobile phone applications).
This unit can be taught using resources you can find online, such as a rights-free videos about the Internet and its expanding features and impact society. Alternatively, you can prepare a short PowerPoint presentation on Web 2.0. It should include as many of the key elements of the virtual world as possible. Organize discussions in small groups about these key elements. Ask each group to prepare and deliver a short presentation on the benefits of Web 2.0.