Digital Citizenship For Kids – Your Slides are Finally Here! Plus Bonus Tips To Geotagging Removal
Are you charged with the task of teaching kids the basics of Good Digital Citizenship before they can earn their time online? I have exactly what you need in one convenient set of slides! They include content from all of the last 8 weeks’ posts plus a few extras:
- Scaffolded Step-by-step instructions for Online Safety Skills Suggested by Google
- Real-Life Scenario Lessons for most of the skills presented
- A Google Form to assess students
- A Digital Citizenship Pledge Card for completion
- BONUS- How to Remove Geolocation (Geotagging) from an image in Google Photos
Bonus Tips on Geo-Tagging
I teach my students to make sure that they remove the Geotagging Meta-Data from their images before sharing them with others.
According to Whatisit.com Geotagging is – “the addition of geographical information, usually in the form of latitude and longitude coordinates, to Web sites, images, videos, smartphone transmissions, and various other data types and sources. Sometimes geotagging includes place names such as street addresses, towns, postal zip codes, or telephone area codes.”
As you can imagine, this location meta-data attached specifically to our photos is not something that we want to have out there for anyone to misuse. It is like leaving a digital breadcrumb trail so others know exactly where you are. Most adults are fine with this since it helps Facebook share your location with your friends, however, we need to know how to delete the location meta-data from images when sharing them with others, especially if the images include children.
I have noticed that when students use their EDU Google account, the geolocation meta-data is not stored but I think this is a good lesson for those kids that also have a personal account outside of the protection of their school domain.
How To Remove Geotagging
Students can go to the image information icon at the top right corner of the image itself and remove this met-data or open the Google Photos app and remove it from the settings.
If you are taking pictures from your iPhone, go to – Settings – Privacy – and turn off “Location Services” for your camera. Lifewire.com has a nice article on GeoTagging and how to know if your photos have them.
Other Google Basic Series Resources-
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