Our lives are more and more interwoven with all things digital. These include apps, tools, sites, online resources and their seemingly endless capabilities. Indeed - How many apps, tools and links do we use to do something simple like go out to a restaurant for dinner?
As our lives are led to a great degree online, we are daily tasked with thinking about how our online actions and the actions of others impact us. In the early days of the web, it seems as though there was a big focus on online safety. Safety online is VERY important. We need to assure that there are safe measures employed and advocated by all.
Acting with mutual respect and responsibility in online interactions is called by many - digital citizenship. As technology evolves and reinvents itself daily, these issues are ever changing too.
Digital Citizenship Issues
- How to comment appropriately
- How to license your work and cite the work of others
- How to keep private information private
- How to speak to a global audience
- What are the rules for using particular social networks? How can I make sure I comply?
- What makes up a positive online reputation?
When our children are small, there are daily reminders they may hear. 'Be careful, don’t cross the street without an adult, don’t talk to strangers’.
Are today's youth getting the right information about online safety and responsible online behavior? There are many resources available to educators and families for teaching online safety and digital citizenship? Below I am sharing my updated list of Digital Citizenship Resources. Which are your favorites? What would you add?
When schools and families take the time to share good digital citizenship practice, it is of benefit to us as individuals, to our young people and to our global family
15 Digital Citizenship Resources For School Leaders, Teacher Leaders and Families
These sites have resources for teaching Digital Citizenship in the classroom
- Google Interactive Lessons http://www.google.com/edu/teachers/youtube/curric/index.html
- Google’s Family Safety Center http://www.google.com/goodtoknow/familysafety/
- Common Sense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators
- Be Cyber Wise – http://www.cyberwise.org/
- Digital Citizenship Site http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/
- Yahoo Safely http://safely.yahoo.com/
- Cable in the Classroom http://www.ciconline.org/DigitalCitizenship
- FOSI Family Online Safety Institute http://www.fosi.org/
Blogs and Programs
- Neumann University Center for Leadership - Program Archives - December 13, 2016 - Cyber Safety http://neumannpublicsafety.com/cyber-safety-and-social-media/
- Anne Collier – Net Family News http://www.netfamilynews.org/
- Danah Boyd http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/
- Innovative Educator Blog http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/
Research To Know About
This research is related to the topic and can provide insights
- Pew Internet and American Life Project http://www.pewinternet.org/
- Zero to Eight -Children’s Mobile Technology Use in America by Common Sense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org/research/zero-eight-childrens-media-use-america
- Youth Safety on a Living Internet Study – Study
Online Safety Bridge Between Home and School – TechConnects
Getting Started with Digital Citizenship – TechConnects