Social responsibility is an ethical ideology or theory that an entity, be it an organization or individual, has an obligation to act to benefit society at large. This responsibility can be passive, by avoiding engaging in socially harmful acts, or active, by performing activities that directly advance social goals.

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September 11, 2012

Teenager social media policy, acceptable use policy and contract for a digital life

Does your teenager have a social media policy, acceptable use policy for Facebook, Twitter, Mobile phones or a digital contract ?

Teenagers use of technology and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc) and their digital footprint is becoming an increasing issue facing families, parents and teenagers alike. Recently my son transitioned from being a child to that of a teenager and with his coming of age came a plethora of new parental challenges for my wife and I. As covered by Brad Huddleston in his book Dark Side of Technology, there is an underbelly to technology and the internet that many parents, children and teenagers are blissfully unaware.

GavinTomlinsTeenageSocialMediaPolicyMany a teenager doesn’t understand the implications from conversing in cyberspace and the many digital frontiers. Once they post something to the internet, their is no turning back. Wikipedia has a good post on digital footprints . Many parents are unaware that their child’s profile can be constructed by a dubious person via metadata from the child’s digital footprint. eg. Photos of a child can be overlayed to determine where they live, where they go to child care, what parks they frequent. Tools such as Google Maps are wonderful in the right hands but unfortunately in the hands of a paedophile it becomes a mechanism for evil.

My son, has just turned 13 and with it, he has been granted the privilege of entering the digital age. My wife and I have explained the social perils and pitfalls that exist within the world of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and texting as well as the long lasting implications that it may have for his future life.

To this end, I created a “Digital Life” contract that has terms and conditions that my son must follow to maintain his ability to access mobile phones and the internet.

I’ve included it here for other parents and guardians to use as a starting point for discussions with their children around usage of Mobile phones,social media and the internet.

Feel free to provide feedback and constructive criticism.

The link to the file can be located купить кондиционер в интернет магазине в минске here

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August 3, 2012

Sundale ICT – Jai Dametto – Helping the next generation


Sundale’s mission statement is 

We exist

To Care

To Grow

To Support 

Our Community

This week our extremely talented Jai Dametto, visited the local TAFE to give staff an overview of the industry. These engagements aptly named are called Industry Expert Engagements and it allows the staff to ensure that the materials that they are teaching their students within the industry. Jai utilised his knowledge from working with Sundale ICT and the other large organisations he has worked for to provide the students with key insights into the current desires and demands within the IT Industry. Jai explained the current infrastructure demands of an Aged Care organisation such as Sundale and the future direction the Sundale ICT will be taking systems, technology and assistive technology for Aged Care.

The TAFE staff made comment that the engagement was a huge success, stating the knowledge and insights of the Sundale ICT team member covered multiple levels from both business/industry and technical perspectives. Such was the success they have already requested to book Jai again for next year and to give an updated presentation on Sundale’s migration to cloud computing and updates on Sundale’s virtualisation. The TAFE also requested Jai’s assistance with the current materials and assessment to ensure that the students produced works would meet those expected within the industry. Once again I’m proud and are grateful for the skill level of the members of the Sundale ICT team.

“Jai demonstrated an in-depth knowledge and practical experience of the ICT industry direction and I found this very helpful in gauging our own emphasis in the courses we run at SCIT. Thanks Jai.” – Albert Lebbink, Leading Vocational Teacher in ICT

Truly and exceptional bunch!

View Jai Dametto’s LinkedIn Profile here