Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 7228

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Internet Security
Category: 5. International Security

School: SCIS-Hongqiao
    Shanghai, Shanghai, China

3 students, ages 15, 16, 15 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on March 7, 2012. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2009

Classes and Teachers: Amy Brill, Michael, Jason, Jordan

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

The three of us, Michael, Jordan, and Jason, joined together to do this project for our English class project. Michael is the main person in charge of making all the changes and uploading the site and is a leader figure in the group. Jordan did some key research on sub categories to do with abusing use of the internet. Jason was in a supporting role did do some research as the project came to an end. Our English teacher, Amy Brill, was the one who taught us how to cite sources and really helped guide us through this project.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our project is to help people become aware of some of the dangers of using the internet. We talk about how their are people out there who are using the internet to hurt others. Alongside that, we promote ways to keep yourself safe while using the internet.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

We have all had adequate access to the internet both at school and at home.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Our group members are not talented in engineering, decorating, that the web page might feel bored when it is read by people. Also, because English is our second or third language, we are not so good at using English words verbally.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We are joining on this project to gain the experience, which will help us step into the world and learn some knowledges of how to do, so that when we grow up and have the opportunity to do this kind of project, we can utilize the memory of how we did this project

6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

This was project was a great idea to learn more about the internet and it's dangers. We did most of our group work in our English class. This helped us understand how some of the issues on the web are caused. We've found that using the internet was a tool that made researching infinitely easier.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your Doors to Diplomacy project?

During this project, we all used our macbooks that were issued to us by the school as well as the internet to research our topic. These tools were 100% responsible for the sight as everything we did, from research to making the website was done on the computer. The most useful technology we used was iweb, which made making the website much easier.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your Doors to Diplomacy project both on-line and in person.

So far, we've had people from the community talk to us about our website. There have not been opportunities for us to talk to the many about our website. Most of the visitors to our site have been friends, and we have been able to get good conversations up with them.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

I think that our project's purpose is pretty clear. Whether it will make a difference is up to someone deciding to look at it. People around our community have learned some things from our website, most of which is to do with the dangers that certain people out their can pose. Our feedback has been helpful as it helps us help them. Our new working relationship with our community has been beneficial in they helped us make our site better and we did the same. A 'I scratch your back, you scratch mine' kind of arrangement.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

We did a lot of the work on this project ourselves. We had great help from the faculty of our school, however. Our English teacher was a major part of getting us ready for the publishing of the site and the project. We'd also like to thank some of the other faculty members who helped us in formatting and technical support. We didn't need too much help for the other stuff. For the most part, the site and the ideas behind it were all us.


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