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Staying safe online: designing educational resources for adults and communities for safe online communication and digital citizenship

Title of Project

Staying safe online: designing educational resources for adults and communities for safe online communication and digital citizenship

Name of Advisor/s

Dr Margaret Carter, Dr Ariella Van Luyn, Dr Marie M-Balla-Ndi

College

College of Arts, Society & Education

Summary of Project

As a result of the rapid expansion of digital learnscapes, cyberbullying could become a serious issue for higher education institutions. Potential damage can be done to an individual’s reputation, career prospects and sense of self-worth. In addition, issues of cybersafety, digital citizenship, and digital reputation are effecting adults. Yet, in higher education institutions, and in community settings outside workplaces, policies and educational resources for adults are still in the early stages of development. This project involves working with JCU students, staff and key stakeholders to survey and develop best-practice policies and educational resources for adults. The project uses a student- and community-led action research approach to addressing issues of ethical online communication and agency.

Key Words

cyberbullying, digital citizenship, online communication, action research, digital learnscapes, social constructivism