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Tech Thursday | 8 September 2016

Take the Digital Citizenship Pledge

Why take the pledge?

Technology provides incredible opportunities for young people to learn, connect, create, and collaborate in ways never before imagined. But with great power comes great responsibility (thanks, Spider-Man!), and kids need to be empowered to use technology safely, responsibly, and effectively to avoid the pitfalls.

Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. The issue is more than what the users do not know but what is considered appropriate technology usage.

The 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship

1-to-1 Essentials - Encouraging Digital Citizenship

Additional Resources