Safety and Privacy in Participatory Culture

It can be daunting to dive into digital media projects with your students when you’re worried about their online safety. In this course, learn how to support your students’ safety and privacy online so they can get started making media!

course duration icon 6 Hours
course cost icon Free
course certificate icon Certificate of Course Completion
Learn about the concepts of safety & privacy in a participatory culture   Learn how to manage privacy settings and terms of service 
Understand what online safety and privacy look like as both a media consumer and a media producer.   Practice analyzing terms of service and your data settings on social media platforms you use.
Practice reading a website’s code of conduct    Design a classroom approach to sharing student work and images
Gain experience locating and reading a website’s community guidelines.   Summarize your approach to online privacy and safety.
  • Intro to Participatory Culture
  • Exploring Online Safety as Media Consumers
  • Practice: Zooming in on the Guidelines
  • Exploring “Online Persona” with Sharing Work & Content
  • Practice: Who Are You?
  • Navigating Privacy Settings & Terms of Service
  • Practice: TOS
  • Sharing Work Online
  • Practice: Who or What Has Access to Your Data?
  • Make & Share: Your Classroom Approach
  • Lesson Plan: Safety and Privacy in Participatory Culture
Micro-credential Connection

This course can help you develop the skills needed to earn the Evaluating Online Tools for Classroom Use and Creating a Code of Conduct micro-credentials. Earning eight micro-credentials qualifies you to become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator. Learn more

What is KQED Teach?

We offer a collection of free, hands-on professional learning opportunities focused on Digital Media. Educators can build skills in digital storytelling, data visualization, and critical media use to support all curriculum areas. These skills allow educators to facilitate learning environments where their students can create digital content, develop their communication and technology skills, and engage in deeper learning that encourages critical thinking.

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