This week in the Elementary School is Digital Citizenship Week. This week we have been exploring the elements listed below and inquiring into “Balance, safety and behaviour” in our online lives.
What is Digital Citizenship?
Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. The issue is more than what the users do not know but what is considered appropriate technology usage.
9 elements of Digital Citizenship
1. http://digitalcitizenship.net/Nine_Elements.htmlfull electronic participation in society.
2. Digital Commerce: electronic buying and selling of goods.
3. Digital Communication: electronic exchange of information.
4. Digital Literacy: process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology. 5. Digital Etiquette: electronic standards of conduct or procedure.
6. Digital Law: electronic responsibility for actions and deeds
7. Digital Rights & Responsibilities: those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world.
8. Digital Health & Wellness: physical and psychological well-being in a digital technology world. 9. Digital Security (self-protection): electronic precautions to guarantee safety.
For a detailed document on 9 elements please check here: http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/ Nine_Elements.html
On Monday, 5G thought about Balance and considered how it feels to spend too much time online…