Digital Citizenship

Did You Know?

The average child between the age of 8 and 18 spends 53 hours a week with media and technology. (Pew Internet Research, July 2015)

What is Digital Citizenship?

Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students 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.

Your Digital Footprint

Your digital footprint is a trail of your online behaviors and the content you post about yourself and others. Tagged photos, blog posts, and social networking interactions will all shape how you are perceived by others online and offline, both now and in the future.

A poor digital reputation can affect your friendships, relationships, and even your job prospects, so it is very important that you are aware of what picture you are painting of yourself online and protect your digital reputation today.

Digital Citizenship Resources for Parents

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