Digital Citizenship

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Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is a way to teach our students what is appropriate online. Also, how to make sure that they are responsible for their actions on their computers, phones, or any other way that theyconnect online.

Digital Citizenshipby Shannon Thomas

Mary Beth Hertz says "As elementary level teachers, we are charged not just with teaching academics, but teaching social skills as well...However, when was the last time you talked to your students about how to use good manners when leaving a comment on a blog post? When was the last time you and your students discussed what to do if someone is harassing you online or wants to meet you in person? "These are the new social skills for our students.Click here to read the rest of the article http://www.edutopia.org/blog/digital-citizenship-mary-beth-hertz

Although we assume that our students should know how to act in the digital world, many of our students are not being taught this at home! This needs to be something that is foucsed on more in the classroom. The 9 elements (see link) of Digital Citizenship cover all that our students should learn to become well educated on how to act online. In return, this students turn into adults that are good Digital Citizens! http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/Nine_Elements.html

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