Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mar: Public Tech Instruction: Internet Safety (TechSoup)

Wednesday, March 26
11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific time)

Internet safety can be a tricky subject to teach. It is an essential skill to include in basic digital literacy instruction, but determining what content to include and how to teach it can present many challenges. Information about Internet safety, computer security, and online privacy can change on a regular basis, making it difficult to design curriculum and teach classes without a fear of becoming outdated. 

Internet safety instruction doesn’t have to be difficult, though! This session will share best practices for teaching Internet safety in group and individual settings to patrons in public libraries and nonprofit organizations. We will hear from the Monroe County Public Library (Indiana) about the types of Internet safety instruction they have been offering, and how they approach teaching this topic. We will also share tips for how to use and adapt existing instructional materials that are freely available to ensure that the information presented is accurate and up to date. 

This webinar is part of a series of webinars highlighting public technology instruction. Each webinar will explore a different topic or aspect of teaching tech in public libraries, and will provide practical tips for libraries of all sizes.