Educational Technology

April 21, 2015

Teacher’s Guide to Digital Citizenship

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

By Kristen Hicks, Edudemic

The horror stories of young people not grasping the reach and influence of the content they put online are familiar to all of us. From the loss of job opportunities due to unprofessional pictures or comments on social media, to the more serious threats of abduction, and even the self-harm inspired by cyber bullying, the stakes are high. Digital literacy is something educators can’t afford to ignore. All of the concern over what kids can get into online has pushed schools to start teaching students about digital citizenship – the concept that we’re all interconnected through the Internet and therefore need to understand the responsibilities and risks that come with life online.

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