We reveal more things than we know simply by being online - our location, time we spend on gadgets, and things we "like." This activity book, developed by The Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS), a non-profit organization that works with the creative community to promote children's literacy, explore national identity, and deepen public appreciation for Philippine art, culture, and the environment, in partnership with Globe, introduces the concept of personal data to children ages 6 to 12 and teaches them how to protect themselves. It breaks down in child-friendly language how social media and online gaming platforms work when we sign up to them, how our information can be used, and how and why we should strengthen our privacy settings.
Titles relevant to students in k-12 levels were lifted from various sources that allow for free public use and sharing. International sources of titles include Gutenberg.org and Storyweaver.org.in. Local titles were provided by the Bureau of Learning Resources of the Department of Education of the Philippines.
All these titles fall under Public Domain. They have no exclusive property rights or have property rights that have expired under the terms of the Berne Convention which specifies that copyrights run the life of the author plus 50 years. This is in accordance to the Presidential Proclamation No. 137 of 1948, MAKING PUBLIC THE ACCESSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES TO THE BERNE CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF LITERARY AND ARTISTIC WORKS, REVISED AT BRUSSELS ON JUNE 26, 1948.
All international content were provided to Globe Telecom by Flipside Publishing.
The eLearner videos are made up of interactive videos that originated from a well-renowned program called Text2Teach. Launched in 2003 by the Ayala Foundation, Globe Telecom, the Department of Education, and various organizations in tech and education, the program was designed to supply public schools with high quality video content and teacher training on utilizing mobile technology for learning.
Through the use of mobile phones and the internet, teachers were able to download and run the video content during class, serving as supplementary materials to classroom lectures. Text2Teach was completed by 2013, reaching nearly 1000 public schools all around the country.
Through the Globe eLibrary, the Text2Teach content is provided a new home and can now be accessed by students and teachers nationwide.