logo
Contact ACER
logo

Slideshow Image 1 Slideshow Image 2 Slideshow Image 3 Slideshow Image 4

Research Reviews

Digital health and safety

Posted on 09 Feb 2012 with 0 comments
Internet use Safe use

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • E-mail

The use of digital technologies is increasing among the population, especially use of the internet via mobile technologies (mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks), including by students of all ages, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The advantages of the internet and increased capacities for communication and collaboration are inestimable. Some of the benefits to education have been well documented in research reviews here on DERN. However, even though the internet enables great benefits for learners, there are also risks, such as cyberbullying, that need to be managed. As stated in the foreword to Virtual Violence II: Progress and Challenges in the Fight against Cyberbullying, ‘Cyberbullying is a particularly damaging form of bullying and it is impossible to underestimate how destructive it can be. It erodes self-esteem and confidence, relationships with family and friends suffer, and harmful or risky behaviours come to be seen as ways of coping with pain. Bullied children are at higher risk of depression, achieving below their potential in school and dropping out of education altogether' (p. 4). Cyberbullying is a considerable risk for learners.


Subscribe to read the rest of the article »Log in

In the spotlight

Featured category: Assessment online

NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition

Challenge-driven universities to solve global problems
New kinds of university will emerge mobilising some of the world's 150 million students to work on our most pressing problems

Students, computers and learning - making the connection
OECD report examines how students access to and use ICT

Mobile learning – why tablets? -- DERN's research brief looks at mobile learning and why tablets are so popular.

Browse by Category

21st century skills (206)
Assessment online (99)
Blended learning (126)
Collaboration (247)
Digital literacy (237)
Educational leadership (107)
Engagement and performance (275)
Evaluating ICT effects (97)
ICT in education (473)
Information (78)
Information sources (106)
Innovation (175)
Interactive personal networking (99)
Internet use (155)
Learning communities (114)
Learning environment (626)
Learning systems (76)
Mobile learning (213)
Multimedia (64)
Open scholarship (128)
Pedagogy (441)
Personalising learning (114)
Social Media (174)
Teacher capacity (140)
Teacher education (92)
Training (102)
Trends (156)

All Categories »


Facebook Twitter Vimeo RSS Dernlist LinkedIn IP: 54.225.3.207