Internet Literacy Idea – for schools and libraries

 Another very good idea from Stephen Abrams of Stephen’s Lighthouse:

“March 7, 2008

Adult Internet Literacy Idea

This article just screams library-evening-event.
How to Defend Your Online Reputation: Five Tips
by Dan Tynan, PC World, February 26, 2008

The article expands on and makes site recommendation for these top five hits:
1. Google Yourself
2. Comb the Web
3. Opt Out Early and Often
4. Do Your Own Background Check
5. Defend Your Reputation

It’s like story-telling for adults. Play truth or dare. Take names from the audience.
Seriously. It’s a perfect literacy event for the 21st century.

I would add that for parents, besides googling their own name, maybe they should google the names of their kids.


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