Teaching Digital Citizenship

Its your Duty!

Why Practice Digital Citizenship?

Cyber-bullying and internet safety is the responsibility of everyone connecting online! Cyber-bullying and internet safety has been an issue that has been facing thousands of public school students across the country. To make sure that our students are safely surfing the web, as instructors we need to teach them proper internet etiquette. Hopefully with this newsletter, you will be able to take away to useful tools to utilize in your own classroom to promote digital citizenship top deter issues like cyber-bullying and internet safety.

What is Cyber-Bullying

Cyberbullying "involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others."
Internet Safety - Newsround Caught In The Web (9 Feb 2010)
Faux Paw's Adventures in the Internet
Talent Show - Cyberbullying Prevention Commercial

What We Can Do!

As educators, we need to make sure that all of our students know the importance of positive digital citizenship. In class we need to talk to our students so they understand the implications that cyber-bullying can have on an individual as well as teach our students preventive ways to keep themselves safe on the internet. The internet can be such a useful tool for research and other educational purposes, but if not properly used it can be detrimental to the educational process.