Digital Citizens and Social Media

By Safak Ozsut

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Digital Citizenship Resources for Schools, Teachers, and Parents

What Is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. By definition, it occurs among young people. When an adult is involved, it may meet the definition of cyber-harassment or cyberstalking, a crime that can have legal consequences and involve jail time. Here are some tips for parents about cyberbullying.

Designing Your Classroom Acceptable Use Policy

Social Media: "forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content"-Merriam Webster

What Role Does Social Media Have in Education?

Social Media Statistics

As technology advances so does the digital knowledge of many of today’s students. That is to say that of the three digital literacies they are further knowledgeable about functional digital literacy then they are of network and critical digital literacy. This is due to their engagement in the numerous social medias. Thus the use of social media as a “learning media” will facilitate their acquisition of network and critical digital literacy.

  • Functional digital literacy: "the ability to operate in a digital environment" (Poore, 2016), the basics of creating and maintaining an account on social media
  • Network digital literacy: "knowing how to manage various online profiles" (Poore, 2016), the risks, understanding the policies and the implications
  • Critical digital literacy: "using higher-level thinking skills and engaging with cultural, social, political, and intellectual life more generally in a networked world" (Poore, 2016)
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Why Use Twitter in the Classroom

Everything teachers need to know about Twitter

Teachers guide to Twitter

50 uses for Twitter in the classroom


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Other Social Media

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