Module 7 Digital Well-Being (Pew Report (Notable entries (Jason Hong,…
Module 7 Digital Well-Being
Disconnected Chapter 5
4 Key Elements of Conscientious Connectivity
Cultivating Ethical Sensitivity
Presenting scenarios to students
Ask questions that reveal thinking- deep reflecting
Engage in perspective-taking exercises to "expose moral and ethical points of view."
ethical motivation is the "inclination to wrestle deeply with the dilemmas and perspectives at hand."
ask youth to reflect on their moral beliefs and values
"the capacity to envision and enact socially positive or civic online deeds."
Promote conversations about how issues affect their community
Engaging Ethical Thinking Skills
Complex perspective taking
Thinking about an online action from other people's perspectives. How will it affect others?
Being aware of the potential harm or benefits of what you post. How will my online actions affect the larger community/society/world?
Roles and Responsibility Thinking
Knowing that what I say affects others or the organizations you represent. How will what I post online reflect on my employer/principal?
Remind us to reflect on our choices
Teaching Digital Citizenship
Current teaching models by adults- could be parents or teachers
Don't post that- it can get you kicked out of school or lose your job
Don't give out your information online
Adults usually teach students about the physical dangers
Students may be more receptive to teachings from an after school club because they are there voluntarily
students respond well to role-playing and prompts for reflection
If students are feeling "watched" they may not develop the skills to "develop conscientious habits of mind."
Peers and older siblings might make good teachers through modeling good online behaviors
Jason Hong, professor at Carnegie Mellon University
feeling stressed out, constantly interrupted, fear of missing out, spending less time making and maintaining human connections
Douglas Massey, Professor Princeton University
Fated to fail
Worried that government can regulate the internet because of the money/lobby involved. Repeal of net neutrality.
With the constant connection to technology, we may have loss of problem solving skills
Paul Saffo, Professor Stanford University
Hopes for Future
He says that all things that are new have costs- but the reward is worth it. References- Printing press- Enlightenment
Steven Downes, National Research Council Canada
"The internet will help rather than harm people's well-being because it breaks down barrier and supports them in their ambitions and objectives..."
How will changes in digital life impact people's overall well-being physically and mentally?
47% say digital life will help more than harm
32% say digital life will harm more than help
21% say no change
Contemplation in a Technological Era
Merton feared the results of technology- he said that it would reduce life to "production and consumption."
"the contemplative life should not be the strenuous clinging to an idea of sanctity, but the celebration of resurrection and creation."
"Contemplation needs a cloister, a space where the splendor of the simple is secure from mindless distraction and busyness."
"is said to yield the greatest pleasure and to lift humans most nearly to the level of divinity."
Borgman describes Merton as a prophet, seer, and warner.
a prophet is a pioneer and passionate