Monday, 18 February 2013

20130218 (I) Character Education & Digital Citizenship Programme

What it means to be Digital Citizens? 
me, myself and my cyber persona

Activity 1A
Watch the following video and post your responses as comment to the questions that follows Video is on “On-line Dangers”.

This video is about a young girl who is chatting to a man she does not know. The man asks her to meet him and she does. She really likes the man and thinks he makes her feel special! but is that really the truth?

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Activity 1B

Reflection Questions 1 (Post as comments.)

  • What are the nature of the cyber dangers presented in the scenario?
  • Why do you think she succumbed so easily to the temptations that eventually led her to be a victim?
  • Why is it so easy to assume a different persona online?


  1. 1. When you go online, people can pose as others and therefore can trick you to doing stuff you might regret and then even blackmail you.

    2. She did not really know the intentions of the guy and thought he was chatting to her with a good intention and so let her guard down.

    3. No one really knows who you are as you can fake who you are

  2. 1. When yo go online, people can fake their identity and trick you into doing stuff that are 'wrong' and later on threatening or blackmailing you.

    2. She was caught off guard and thought that the guy has good intentions.

    3. Nobody knows your true identity so it is easy to assume a different persona online.

  3. 1.When you go online, people can fake their identities and can pose as other people. They will get you to do stuff you will regret later and might even blackmail you.

    2.She did not know the intentions the guy was having and thought he wanted to meet her because he liked her and not because he wanted to take advantage of her.

    3.They cannot see who you are and they take it that you're honest most of the time.

  4. 1. Not everyone online are themselves. They can use someone's else name. So they can blackmail you and you don't even know who they are.

    2. She thought that the guy was very kind as he seemed so.

    3. No one knows who you are.

  5. The Dangers presented in this video are the fact that you will be facing a lot of dilemmas in the cyber world.

    Because she thinks that the culprit is a very good person and is trustworthy and is convinced by the culprit's worfds.

    Because they do not have a real identity and can fake their picture, particulars and stuff.

  6. 1. People online can never be who they are. They can always make fake and tricky identities.

    2. She wasn't aware of the dangers and maybe did not think of the consequences.

    3. Everything we do online, can be easily made and modified by us and not everyone is honest.

  7. 1. People might pose as others and trick you, and you might end up getting blackmailed.

    2. She did not think that the guy might be chatting with her for bad intentions.

    3. People can fake themselves and pretend to be others.

  8. You don't know who you are talking to personally. So you don't know who he/she is.

    She liked him because he understood her feelings.

    You can't see the person.

  9. 1. It is possible that the person you are talking to has a fake identity, so they can easily trick you into doing things that you will regret later.
    2. The man pretended to be a good guy, praising her etc. So she started to trust him, thinking he has good intentions.
    3. You can make up a fake identity, so no one really knows who you might really be.

  10. 1. When you go online some people are who they seem to be, like a female may be actually a male. They may do some stuff and you may end up regretting later.

    2. She thought the guy was a nice and handsome man and did not think he would take advantage of her.

    3. No one can see who you really are.

  11. 1) The nature of the dangers are blackmail and the possibility of extortion if you chat with strangers

    2) She thought she was talking to a kind person who would not take advantage of her, thus she succumbed to the temptation

    3) people can act as someone else and you won't know

  12. What are the nature of the cyber dangers presented in the scenario?
    As presented in the scenario, the cyber dangers are normally cyber users in dilemma as they are "threatened" by "cyber bullies".

    Why do you think she succumbed so easily to the temptations that eventually led her to be a victim?
    She was unaware of the guy's evil intentions and thought that he was a nice person. Convinced by the culprit's sweet talk, she might not have been aware of the dangers and didn't take note of the consequences.

    Why is it so easy to assume a different persona online?
    Internet users are smart enough not to use their real identity, so pictures, particulars and other information might not really be theirs.Moreover, people tend to treat you nicer when you introduced to them and their true colours will later emerge after knowing them well. With these fake information on themselves and their "sweet talk" people tend to assume these people as good people and trust them.