Topic outline

  • The digital environment has become a complex environment, especially in terms of the rights and responsibilities of users. Just as citizens in a society have certain rights and responsibilities, digital citizens in the online world also have certain rights and responsibilities. 

    This course consists of 5 modules. We invite you to introduce yourself, go through the course materials at your own pace and take the assessments at your convenience. After completing all the steps, you can download your course completion certificate.

    We wish you happy learning!

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  • Module 1: Introduction to digital rights and responsibilities

    Upon completing of the module, you should be able to:

    • identify the connection between human rights and digital rights
    • match digital rights with the responsibilities these rights result in
    • explain the necessity to respect digital rights
    • recognize the positive effects of respecting digital rights
    • identify the most common violations of digital rights
    • give examples on how to address and counteract when such violations occur
    • explain the significance of digital rights and responsibilities
    • identify the areas where digital rights and responsibilities relate to
    • categorize those digital rights which are commonly violated or neglected
    • judge the behaviors related to violations of digital rights
    • determine the interconnection between online and offline rights and responsibilities.

  • Forum Activity 1

    Objectives:

    • Identify digital rights and responsibilities
    • understand the factors/ people/ organizations/ policies which violate and/ or protect these rights
    • give feedback
  • Assessment 1

    • Receive a grade Receive a passing grade

      • Gain your first Badge "Initiator"
      If your score for the quiz is above 50% you will be awarded with your first badge.

  • Module 2: Copyright Issues

    Upon completing of the module, you should be able to:

    • understand the importance of copyrights issues in everyday tasks and activities
    • realize the connection between digital rights and responsibilities and copyright
    • identify cases when copyright is not respected
    • determine the reasons and the consequences when violating copyright issues
    • determine the correct ways to address copyright issues
    • evaluate cases related to the respect or violation of copyright
    • analyze the consequences of violating copyright in education and work
    • recommend the best ways to deal with copyright issues

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  • Forum Activity 2

    Objectives:

    • to recognize common misunderstandings on copyright issues
    • to describe  the correct way to deal with works which are not yours 
    • apply knowledge and skills into real life situations.

  • Assessment 2

    • Receive a grade Receive a passing grade

      • Gain your second Badge "Explorer"
      If your score for the quiz is above 50% you will be awarded with your second badge.

  • Module 3: Online Sexual Harassment

    Upon completing of the module, you should be able to:

    • understand what types of behavior constitute "online sexual harassment"
    • define the term "online sexual harassment" 
    • explore the gendered context in which online sexual harassment takes place
    • understand your school/setting’s reporting process 
    • explore the challenges young people face in reporting online sexual harassment 
    • identify the positive effects reporting can have
    • understand the emotional impact online sexual harassment can have on those involved
    • recognize examples of online sexual harassment
    • recognize examples of victim-blaming in response to online sexual harassment 
    • respond to incidences of online sexual harassment in a sympathetic, helpful and supportive manner
    • recognize the reporting routes available 

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  • Forum Activity 3

    Objectives:

    • identify the ways to respond to online sexual harassment incidents
    • understand the victim’s perspective and the barriers they face for reporting such incidents
    • realize the violation of the victim’s rights and your responsibilities to support and empower the victim

  • Assessment 3

    • Receive a grade Receive a passing grade
      • Gain your third Badge "Researcher"
      If your score for the quiz is above 50% you will be awarded with your third badge.

  • Module 4: Cyberbullying

    Upon completing of the module, you should be able to:

    • understand and identify what types of behavior constitute cyberbullying
    • distinguish between polite and respectful online behavior and rude behavior
    • consider the effects of cyberbullying to the victims and to the witnesses
    • explain the connection between online and offline bullying
    • determine the actions to be taken in response to cyberbullying
    • recognize the importance of empathy
    • organize a response to cyberbullying incidents
    • evaluate online behaviors and judge them on the basis of the characteristics of cyberbullying
    • develop skills related to active listening and empathy
    • recommend ways to respond and report cyberbullying phenomena
    • select the effective ways to encourage and empower victims and bystanders to counteract when cyberbullying occurs. 

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  • Forum Activity 4

    Objectives:

    • identify the ways to respond to cyberbullying incidents
    • understand the victim’s perspective and the barriers they face for reporting such incidents
    • realize the violation of the victim’s rights and your responsibilities to support and empower the victim

  • Assessment 4

    • Receive a grade Receive a passing grade

      • Gain your fourth Badge "Expert"
      If your score for the quiz is above 50% you will be awarded with your fourth badge.

  • Module 5: Online Hate Speech

    Upon completing of this module trainees should be able:

    • understand and describe the relationship between hate speech and xenophobia (and other forms of discrimination)
    • analyze how the internet has contributed to an increase in hate speech and extremist views
    • describe ways to use the internet to combat the different types of hate speech
    • identify specific actions to positively affect a situation involving hate speech
    • recognize incidents of hate speech on social media and news media
    • recommend ways to empower victims and minimize online hate speech

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  • Forum activity 5

    Objectives:

    • identify the ways to respond to hate speech incidents
    • understand the victim’s perspective and the consequences of such incidents
    • realize the violation of the victim’s rights and your responsibilities to support and empower the victim(s) of online hate speech

  • Assessment 5

    • Receive a grade Receive a passing grade
      • Gain your fifth Badge "Maestro"
      If your score for the quiz is above 50% you will be awarded with your fifth badge, which is the last badge available for this course.

  • Course completion certificate

    You have reached the end of the course.

    Congratulations for going through all the online course modules!

    The link "Download your certificate for the Rights and Responsibilities course", will be available upon completing all the tasks listed below.

  • Acknowledgement, Disclaimer and Copyright notice

    Acknowledgement. This learning material has received funding from the European Commission under the ERASMUS+ Grant Agreement 2019-3-RO01-KA205-078053, “Strategic partnership to develop open educational resources for teaching digital citizenship - DIGCIT”.

    Disclaimer. The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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