Privacy

 

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This part concerns the privacy of teachers. How easy can it be for a pupil to make photos or videos of teachers when they all have an iPad lying in front of them, and put them online on YouTube, Instagram or Facebook? These photos or films can be used in a rather innocent way: pupils just watch the videos or photos with each other, but do not spread them. Or in a less innocent way, they spread them on the web and adjust these videos or photos in a way that can only be harmful for the teachers’ reputation or privacy. We have tested the various applications, which can create fake Facebook-statuses, and have found it very easy to create a fake post or status.

How can we keep track of the activities of our pupils? Is it okay to be ‘Facebookfriends’ with your pupils, in a way that you at least have ‘the feeling’ that you see what they post? Not minding certain privacy settings of course, you can still choose who sees which post and who does not. This would only be a false feeling of security. These are hot topics, which cannot be answered in this bachelorpaper, but will be a topic of a broader investigation.

There is also the matter of teaching your pupils how to use the Internet. What is and is not appropriate? Now more than ever it is key for a youth to be ‘mediawise’. We can definitely say a fifth skill was born in the 21st century: the media skill.

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