Digital Citizenship/Secondary/Online Relationships/Case studies

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Case Study
Use each one of the following case studies to help people understand some of the issues around managing online relationships. For each case study, make recommendations on how the school should approach the problem.

Case study #1

Ben at Bananarama Academy is concerned about his friend Eric who he knows is acting as an internet roll aimed at another student using Twitter and Snapchat. Ben is concerned because he knows that this is impacting on the victim's ability to engage with school. Ben decides to bring this to the attention of his teacher.

Case study #2

At Slamdunk School, Mr Mohammed Smith-Brown has raised an issue with the school's digital citizenship agreement. He disapproves strongly of the use of the word 'pornography' in a document his daughter is going to sign. His feeling is that he is not weilling to talk to his daughter about this matter, as this is inappropriate for a child of 10 and is not in keeping with his culture.

Case study #3

A parent comes in with a printout of a Facebook group page. The conversation includes inappropriate and offensive material about teachers and the school, as well as comments on other students. The parents what to know what has been happening.

Case study #4

At Oaklands Intemediate School, a staff member is concerned that a private document has been accessed by students. When asking about it in the staff room, she discuvers that teaching staff have been sharing their passwords to allow students to access documents and websites. The main reasons for doing this are to save time and make life easier. 

Case study #5

Teachers become aware of a closed Facebook group that is focused on bullying and commenting negatively about other students. The Deputy Principal interviews one of the students who is rumoured to be a part of it, but they deny all knowledge.