Digital Citizenship Teaching Digital Ethics & Safety for Today and the Future
What is Digital Citizenship? Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. (Ribble, 2011)
Principles of Character • Adaptability • Compassion • Contemplation • Courage • Honesty • Initiative • Loyalty • Optimism • Perseverance • Respect • Responsibility • Trust-worthiness (ICLE, 2005)
Moderns Values vs. Digital World “These values seem acceptable for any age, but they need fine-tuning to be fully applicable to the world of cyberspace. “ “For example, the value respect, common to many inventories, might be restated: RESPECT within local, global, and digital communities.” (Ohler, 2011)
9 Elements of Digital Citizenship: • Access • Commerce • Communication • Literacy • Etiquette • Law • Rights & Responsibilities • Health & Wellness • Security (Ribble, 2011)
Digital Access: full electronic participation in society. Digital Commerce: electronic buying and selling of goods.
Digital Communication: electronic exchange of information. Digital Literacy: process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology
Digital Etiquette: electronic standards of conduct or procedure. Digital Law: electronic responsibility for actions and deeds. (So, Do You Have Good Online Etiquette? , 2011)
Digital Rights & Responsibilities: those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world. Digital Health & Wellness: physical and psychological well-being in a digital technology world.
Digital Security (self-protection): electronic precautions to guarantee safety.
Teaching the Kids NetSmartz BrainPop
Teaching the Teens (Web 2.0 Icons, 2008) http://youtu.be/MX0aycyAAJA (RozzyBearHere, 2010) Use what THEY use, to teach them
Teaching the Teachers http://www.nisd.net/digitalcitizen/Main_Page.html A large storehouse of Digital Citizenship know-how, for teachers and students.
In the past… Reactions to digital-age misbehavior have come in 2 forms: Responding in a case-by-case manner by arbitrarily blocking large portions of the Internet and expelling students OR
Those approaches DO NOT work • They don’t show how the issues are connected and should be handled in a ‘connected’ manner. • They don’t teach students how to be digital citizens. (Ohler, 2011) What they DO is reinforce that students should live their digital lives away from school and adults. (Ohler, 2011)
Character Education: The Solution to Choose Establish a proactive, aggressive character education program that uses student’s digital tools. (Ohler, 2011) Put digital activities within the context of community rather than students' private lives. (Ohler, 2011) Involve the students in the teaching process. (Hassett, 2010)
For the Best Results Digital Citizenship should be: • planted early • watered often • weeded regularly
Resources • Brain Pop • http://www.brainpop.com/technology/digitalcitizenship/ • Raising a Digital Child • http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/uploads/09-0489_AWAY__26_DIGKIDS_.pdf • Common Sense Media • http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators • Connect Safely • http://www.connectsafely.org/other-resources.html • Digital Citizenship.net • http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/ • Digital Citizenship • http://www.nisd.net/digitalcitizen/Main_Page.html • NetSmartz • http://www.netsmartz.org
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