Twitter, MSN and other resources are blocked in public schools in São Paulo.

Twitter, MSN and other resources are blocked in public schools in São Paulo.

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Remember the Internet Freedom Law, I mentioned back in July, which was approved by the Brazilian Senate. If the limitations it created weren’t enough, the backlash has even worse, and will stop students to access some really useful resources for digital literacy.

Prof. Sérgio Amadeu is one of the professors at Casper Líbero, and actually my sister one his student for a few of his classes there, he maintains a great blog about digital literacy, social media, open source softwares and new technology. He got an email from a public school teacher pointing to what happening in schools in São Paulo, and further the post pointing to the articles from the new law that actually allow these kind of things to happen.

One thing is just to blankly blame these resources as source of danger, other is actually use them as educational tools, teaching students not only how to use them, but how to deal with the darker side of it.

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