Ad Superagent

Ad Superagent

As parents, we try to filter what our children are exposed to. Advertising is everywhere and it has become more challenging to control what our children see and hear. Because we are constantly bombarded by information, it has become increasingly difficult to discern what is an informative message versus an advertisement. It is, therefore, essential that we try to help our children understand this difference and recognize advertising and marketing for what it is. The objective of this badge is:

  • To recognize the online advertising of goods and services and the different types of online advertising or marketing.

To begin, click here.

Copyright Commander

Copyright Commander

Plagiarism and Copyright is a theme that is very much linked with the academic world, sometimes literature or the arts but it really does concern everyone. It’s about respecting and protecting intellectual property. It’s about recognizing ownership of various works and giving credit where credit is due..

 

The main objectives of this badge is to work towards applying the best practices as a respectful and educated user in regards to:

  • Understanding your rights & responsibilities in relation to the Internet and media
  • Acting in a responsible, legal and ethical manner when it comes to using and sharing content online

To begin your journey, click here.

DigiZen

DigiZen

When using technology, it is important to take into account both one’s psychological and physical well-being. Learning to find balance and avoiding long hours in front of a computer or cellphone.

Finding balance and using technology properly is important in order to prevent any long term effects.

It is also important, that we as digital citizens are empathetic of other users and their realities.

The main objectives of this badge are to:

  • Demonstrate the importance of incorporating psychological and physical well-being into technology use
  • Explore how to find balance and prevent side effects from the use of technology
  • Understands the realities of others and encourages tolerance and eliminates stereotypes
  • Discover how being empathetic helps create a better and safer virtual environment

To begin your journey, please click here.

Chief Consumer

Chief Consumer

Nowadays, E-commerce is becoming more and more widespread and is gaining a competitive edge over traditional commerce. Being a good digital citizen means being a smart shopper who protects oneself online.

The Chief Consumer Badge will help you become a smart shopper, who makes informed purchases and avoids any issues.

The main objective of this badge is:

  • To understand and demonstrate the concept of consumer awareness

This badge should take you about 20 minutes to complete.

To start, click here.

Information Guru

Information Guru

Every day, we search the Internet to find information. It might be to help our child do research for a school project or find the best deal on cell phone plans. How effective are we at finding credible and reliable information? The Information Literacy Badge will allow you to familiarize yourself with different strategies you can use to find information that you can trust. The main objectives of this badge are:

  • to understand what the term Information Literacy means and what it means to be Information Literate
  • to become familiar with an Inquiry Process – which is  like a road map for finding information.

To begin your journey, click here.

Security Superhero

Security Superhero

Online Safety is more than just protecting your information such as using a password to access your email or your bank account. The Online Safety Badge will help you learn how to keep yourself and your devices safe while online. The main objectives of this badge are to work towards applying the best practices as a safe Internet user in regards to:

  • sharing personal information
  • using safe passwords
  • protecting yourself from strangers
  • protecting your computer or tablet
  • knowing when to ask for help

To begin your journey, click here.

Protector of the Realm

Protector of the Realm

You might know about bullying but how does that translate to the online world? The Protector of the Realm Badge will allow you to familiarize yourself with the basic forms of cyberbullying and ways you can protect yourself against it. The main objectives of this badge are:

  • Responding to and preventing cyberbullying
  • Understanding how to deal with unwanted or aggressive attention online

To begin your journey, click here.

Digital Dynamo

Digital Dynamo

You may have heard that when you go online, where you go and what you do, may have an impact on your reputation. Also, it is important to be aware that there are organizations that keep track of what you are doing online. These are your digital footprints. The digital footprint badge explores the types of digital footprints that can be found online as well as some tools to guide you as you address this theme with your child.

The main objectives of this badge are:

  • Demonstrating the importance of building a positive online personal profile
  • Understanding the concept of a traceable digital footprint

To begin your journey, click here.

Communicator Ninja

Communicator Ninja

The Communicator Ninja Badge will allow you to familiarize yourself with the basics of online communication.

The objectives of this badge are to help you:

  • To communicate effectively online through a variety of formats (e.g. email, texting, online forums, Skype, instant message, blogs)
  • To demonstrate how to best address specific audiences
  • To collaborate appropriately using complementary tools
  • To use the appropriate social media as a means for communication, collaboration and content sharing

To begin your journey, click here.

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