Young people use the internet every day. And sometimes, they forget that what they say on social networking sites and in chat rooms is publicly accessible by anyone, anytime.
That’s why the ThinkB4UClick resource was developed – to help teachers help students explore issues surrounding online privacy.
Launched in October 2009, ThinkB4UClick is designed for teachers of Junior Certificate CSPE.
It discusses a range of internet focussed areas and delves into online privacy in the context of online rights and responsibilities.
Using active methods to stimulate discussion, ThinkB4UClick allows students the space to assess how the issues affect them personally.
On completion, pupils will know how to assert their online rights and how they respect the rights of their peers in a technologically advanced global environment.
The resource, jointly developed by the National Centre for Technology in Education and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, consists of ten lessons.
Also part of the course is the Watch Your Space information and advice flyer, ideas for action projects and a user-friendly version of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.