COMMUNICATION AND SHARING DIGITAL CONTENTS

COMMUNICATION AND SHARING DIGITAL CONTENTS

The internet has made communication easy. We can share digital contents with a mere touch to screen. These simple actions have an invisible, complex side underneath. Our online activities can be, and are, tracked. Our private information can fall into the wrong hands. We might unintentionally contribute to the circulation of false information. Each of these cases can have severe consequences. Only proper knowledge and awareness can provide people the ability to communicate and share safely. In this third theme of the toolkit, we focus on the less visible side of communication and content sharing.

LESSONS AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

1. Disinformation in the Digital World

Disinformation has become a major problem in the online world. A major role in circulation of such false information is played by unaware users who share a false content without much thought or speculation. Understanding how and why disinformation is brewed, how it spreads, and the unexpected consequences it can have, is an essential part of the present day digital literacy. 

 

2. Dangers of communication and information sharing

It has become easy to communicate and share information. These simple processes have a more complicated and less visible side underneath. Being unaware if the risks associated with them can cause people to fall into traps. A basic understanding can go far when it comes to keeping oneself safe in the online world.

  1. Teacher Guide (English)
  2. Teacher Guide (Nepali)
  3. Presentation Slides (English)
  4. Presentation Slides (Nepali)
  5. Meet the Online Villains | Karkhana: a lesson from the Digital Citizenship textbook by Karkhana where we talk about some common threats in the online world.

3. Digital footprint and online privacy

Our online activities leave a trail that can be traced, which can reveal a lot about us. This data can be used to manipulate us in various ways, and can even put us at risk by revealing our identity.  It has become necessary to learn to control our digital footprint and maintain a healthy online privacy.

  1. Teacher Guide (English)
  2. Teacher Guide (Nepali)
  3. Presentation Slides (English)
  4. Presentation Slides (Nepali)
  5. Sharing and Caring | Karkhana: a lesson from the Digital Citizenship textbook by Karkhana where we talk about appropriate sharing of information about oneself.

KARKHANA BLOGS

1. Disinformation in the Digital World

  1. Analysing an article spreading disinformation | Karkhana What are the red flags that give away false contents? We explore this question by analyzing a fabricated article.
  2. Responsible sharing of information | Karkhana In this blog, we understand the responsibility of information sharers through the study of three cases of irresponsible information sharing 
  3. Tackling disinformation | Karkhana In this blog, we look at some examples of disinformation and discuss ways to tackle this problem.

2. Digital footprint and online privacy

  1. Why we need to worry about online privacy | Karkhana In this blog we present some less known and often overlooked things when it comes to online privacy
  2. Looking at Digital footprint | Karkhana How can our digital footprint land us into trouble? We explore three cases to answer the question
  3. Dealing with cookies | Karkhana In this blog we explore the basics of cookies and present some simple ways to keep your system free from unwanted cookies

VIDEOS

1. Disinformation in the Digital World

'Fake News' explained: How disinformation spreads Covers the issue of disinformation in a nutshell

How we can protect truth in the age of misinformation | TED Sinan Aral In this TED talk, data scientist Sinan Aral explains how and false information spreads rapidly

How false news can spread - Noah Tavlin Explains how circular referencing has played major role in spreading misinformation

Here’s How Fake News Works (and How the Internet Can Stop It) | WIRED Explains the working of fake news through a study of cases

2. Dangers of communication and information sharing

Google Safety Center Playlist this playlist by google has short videos covering the common online threats

The Dangers of the Internet talks the pressing problems that has arisen due to the internet

Social Media Dangers Exposed by Mom Posing as 11-Year-Old a short documentary that exposes the dangers related to catfish 

3. Digital footprint and online privacy

Psychological Targeting: What Your Digital Footprints Reveal About You | Sandra Matz | TEDxChicago Data Scientist Sandra Matz talks explains what our digital footprints can tell about us

Four Reasons to Care About Your Digital Footprint talks about the need to monitor our digital footprint

Why Care About Internet Privacy? Briefly explains why we need to be concerned about our online privacy

The Beginner’s Guide to Privacy Online! Talk about tools and techniques to maintain a healthy online privacy

OTHER READING RESOURCES

1. Disinformation in the Digital World

2. Dangers of communication and information sharing

3. Digital footprint and online privacy