Digital Citizenship

Technology is continuing to grow and the use of technology in the classroom is an everyday occurrence. I am sure by now that you have heard the term Digital Citizenship, and you are wondering, "What is this thing that all of the students and teachers I know continue to talk about. Put simply, Digital Citizenship is the norms that are deemed appropriate and responsible with regards to technology. There are 9 "Key P's" that will ensure that students are effective digital citizens. They are: 1) Passwords, ensure that students are able to create strong password that is not easily guessed. 2) Privacy, ensure that students are aware of how to protect their personal information such as addresses. 3) Personal Information, students should be aware of who they are sharing personal information with, such as favorite food or the number of people in their family. 4) Photographs, students should be very mindful of the photographs that they are posting online. 5) Property, we have to make sure that students understand copyright laws. 6) Permission, making sure that students are aware on how to get permission when they use someone else's material. 7) Protection, are students aware of how to protect themselves against malware, spyware, and viruses. 9) Personal Brand, students should decide on how they would like to be perceived online. In my classroom I want to ensure that each student is aware of how to be a digital citizen. To accomplish this task I am enlisting the help of parents to help their student be a digital citizen at home, as well as school. 


Resources 

Davis, Vicki. (2016). What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship. 

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/digital-citizenship-need-to-know-vicki-davis


Youtube. WSRTech, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrd0fWX2SIk