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LEARN MORE ABOUT DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

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 topic of digital citizenship is certainly gaining momentum not only in Canada but around the world. Whether it is called digital citizenship, digital wellness or digital ethics the issues are the same; how should we act when we are online, and what should be taught to the next generation.  With the growth of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and 1:1 initiatives in schools there is a need to talk about responsible use of technology.   There are many organizations and individuals that are working on this topic.  If you are interested in additional information, you will find a number of resources below that will assist you in becoming more familiar with the concept of Digital Citizenship.

LINKS

As a parent or educator you may be interested in learning more about understanding digital citizenship. Below are some interesting links to articles and videos that may be helpful:

Acceptable Use Policy

Board Policy 607.4 - Use of Technology provides direction fort the use of technology within the school district. Please read the the following document to see what constitutes responsible use of technology by staff and students. Exhibit 607.4

Digital Citizenship Resources

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The video series The Parent Network: Social Media and Your Kids

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Understanding Digital Citizenship

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5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship

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Exploring A Teen’s Digital Footprint In 6 Clicks Or Less

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9 Rules For Digital Citizenship

9 Rules For Digital Citizenship by TeachThought Staff Are there ‘rules’ for digital citizenship? And how are t...

52 Inspirational Quotes For Teachers

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