Be A Force for Good in the World

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This week celebrates Digital Citizenship

Be a Force for Good in the World. As a life-long skillset, being an empowered, proactive digital learner is something we strive to instill in our students. 

The idea of “digital citizenship” has changed over the years. 

Have a look at this great ISTE publication on the modern intricacies of kiddos navigating in a digital world…
Here’s the cool Infographic the video details. 

From Protective to Proactive
We are moving away from focuses on the don’ts and more on how to be a positive, proactive presence. 

The Three Spheres of the New Digital Citizenship  

  • Digital Agent – Uses Technology to solve social problems and models compassion and kindness;
  • Digital Interactor – Communicates with empathy and authenticity by collaborating online and vetting sources;
  • Digital Self – Actively manages digital identity and property whilst respective rights and privacy of others. 
Here are some excellent quick reads about the New Digital Citizenship. 

7 Tips and 1 Activity To Help Digital Citizens Engage With Empathy
Being a good digital citizen means interacting with each other
respectfully online. Here are ways to teach students some strategies for being empathetic and engaged.

3 Ways to Foster Digital Citizenship in Schools
For teachers it can be difficult to know when and how to install digital citizenship skills. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to weave digital citizenship into the school day and for parents to reinforce it at home.

Digital Citizenship Lessons Start With a Simple Conversation
You don’t have to have all the right words or know all the answers about digital citizenship. Just start talking with students-  because having the conversation is what matters. Our kids are listening.

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