Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Thin Line - Digital Safety Education for Teens

A Thin Line is a digital safety education resource produced by MTV in collaboration with other media partners. The purpose of the site is to educate teenagers and young adults about the possible repercussions of their digital activities. A Thin Line offers a series of fact sheets about topics like sexting, digital spying, and excessive text messaging and instant messaging. A Thin Line gives students advice on how to recognize those behaviors, the dangers of those behaviors, and how to protect your digital identity. Students can also take a short quiz to practice identifying risky digital behaviors.

Applications for Education
A Thin Line could be a great resource for anyone responsible for teaching safe digital behaviors. The quiz for practicing identifying risky digital behaviors can be embedded into your classroom blog or website.