What is Digital Citizenship?
According to TechThought.com digital citizenship is defined as "The quality of habits, actions, and consumption patters that impacts the ecology of digital content and communities."
Digital Citizenship is how you ACT online.
Young people are constantly surrounded by the 21 century world of technology. Parents and teachers need to work together to ensure that children and teens are being safe, responsible, and respectful online. Teachers should create classroom technology rules that students must follow. Much like creating a community inside the classroom, teachers need to create an online community. Common Sense Education has a great K-12 Digital Citizenship Program teachers can implement into their classroom. The link can be found here. Parents should be actively involved in knowing what their child does online. Parents should also seriously consider limiting screen time per their child's age; how excessive screen time can effect a child's brain can be found here. Teachers read What your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship
Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mental-wealth/201402/gray-matters-too-much-screen-time-damages-the-brain
What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/blog/digital-citizenship-need-to-know-vicki-davis
"What is Digital Citizenship?"Youtube, uploaded by Common Sense Media, 11 Oct. 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toK_BAYnjoU