Educational Technology

June 20, 2019

What happened to teaching digital etiquette?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By Fernando J. Figueroa, SM Daily Journal

There are only a few school districts in the Bay Area that effectively tackle digital citizenship and etiquette. Most school districts point at how they use Common Sense Media or Google Applied Digital Skills online courses as solutions. They even include them on their tech plans. Oftentimes there is no followup or almost no data as to how effective these initiatives are. In my experience, despite all of the tech hype that the companies in our region and communities claim, very little is explicitly taught in our schools about digital citizenship and etiquette. Students are often under the impression that these are topics only to be addressed in “computer class.” A policy of placing phones in bags sends the message that students cannot be trusted.

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