Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tool #11

Three topics of digital citizenship that I would address are: digital security, digital safety and online bullying. Students don't realize that they have an online identity. Even adults sometimes forget about simple safety measures. For example- posting that you are out of town announces that your home is unguarded. Girls posting there whereabouts while they are there allows for stalking. I think the best way to teach about these topics is through your own experiences. Keeping the lines of communication open to your students and reminding them that they are creating their online identity which will follow them. I would utilize Brainpop and personal experiences. We have a teacher that experienced online identity fraud and I would ask her to share her experience with my students. This provides them with "real" experiences.


  1. This is such an important topic -- online safety; glad you've brought this up for discussion. It's definitely something we'll need to address as a school community.

  2. Jenny, creating that open dialog with the older students is so important. We cannot assume that they know. I want to focus on digital citizenship during September. Let's do this!

    In addition, I think we need to include parents in our digital citizenship and online safety piece.

    Way to go on completing your 11 Tools! You are so amazing with technology, but I am here to assist you and help with other teachers. Please ask. Looking forward to "Learning on the Wild Side" with you in 2010-2011!