DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

Responsible, Safe, and Legal Technology Practices

THE JOURNEY BEGINS...

Mark Ribble, author of Digital Citizenship in Schools, describes digital citizenship as, "norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use (p.15)." Essentially, as leaders (in school or at home), we need to prepare the next generation with the skills and tools to become "full citizens of the emerging global digital frontier (p.15)."

Retrieved fromhttp://www.digitalcitizenship.net/uploads/LL2008DCArt.pdf


A great starting point is exploring the Common Sense Media: Digital Citizenship website to gather a variety of materials and resources that can be easily implemented in the classroom and facilitate family involvement.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/curriculum

ONLINE PRESENCE, PRACTICES, AND PROTOCOLS

ETHICAL CODE OF CONDUCT...ONLINE COUNTS TOO

Information, ideas, images, videos, and so much more is accessible online and through a range of media that surpasses what history has ever experienced. Even so, copyrighted materials whether traditional or digital remain covered under the same law to protect those sources. It is important that all stakeholders from parents to the education community be prepared to model and train students on how to cite sources appropriately. As well, all parties need to practice using the tools to demonstrate upstanding habits.


This link below neatly outlines guidelines for both students and teachers.

http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/ccmcguid.html

Digital citizenship & safety - UNICEF