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A collection of articles about Internet safety and rules for student digital citizenship in the 21st century.
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Are today's students truly 'tech savvy'? | ZDNet

Are today's students truly 'tech savvy'? | ZDNet | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it
A new report released by the ESRC puts doubt in the theory.
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Be a Good Digital Citizen: Tips for Teens and Parents | Common Sense Media

Be a Good Digital Citizen: Tips for Teens and Parents | Common Sense Media | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it

"The Internet, texting, social networking -- these are the realities of teen life today. And while all of these things can be misused, they also have the potential for being powerful tools when used responsibly."

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Internet Safety Tips for Middle School Kids | Common Sense Media

Internet Safety Tips for Middle School Kids | Common Sense Media | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it

"At this age, the Internet is no longer a solitary or passive experience. For preteens and teens, the Internet is social. Teens are using the Internet to express themselves and to experiment anonymously with different identities. While the desire to strike out on their own is age-appropriate, these kids still need parental guidance (sometimes from a respectful distance) on how to conduct themselves safely online."

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Internet Safety Tips for Elementary School Kids | Common Sense Media

Internet Safety Tips for Elementary School Kids | Common Sense Media | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it
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Teaching and Modeling Good Digital Citizenship

Teaching and Modeling Good Digital Citizenship | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it

Teens are savvier than we might give them credit for when it comes to knowing their privacy boundaries on social networking sites.

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3 Big Rules Your Kids May Be Breaking Online | Common Sense Media

3 Big Rules Your Kids May Be Breaking Online | Common Sense Media | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it
For those of us who grew up with dial-up modems, it can be hard to understand what the digital age is like for today's kids. Access to information is...

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How MTV and Digital Games Like Angry Birds Are Helping Kids Learn to Draw the Line on Cyberbullying | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

It is essential to teach digital literacies, including cyber citizenship in school; however, few schools do, and so much of children’s experience with digital media is gained outside the classroom – which is why it’s so exciting to see MTV team up with the widely popular game “Angry Birds” to raise awareness about cyberbullying.

 

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Making The Right Digital Decisions

"Recently, my district began a huge initiative to combat bullying/cyberbullying and to help students become more aware of the choices they make both in their face-to-face lives and their digital decisions as well..."


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Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens -- THE Journal

Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens -- THE Journal | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it
Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens. But how has our definition of a "good citizen" changed over the ages?
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Manners for the Digital Age | Common Sense Media

Manners for the Digital Age | Common Sense Media | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it
Help kids create a positive online environment with rules for civil online behavior.
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Rules of the Road for Parents in a Digital Age | Common Sense Media

Rules of the Road for Parents in a Digital Age | Common Sense Media | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it

"Start With Yourself When Teaching Responsible Online Behavior
Even if you think you’re clueless, you’re still your kid’s teacher.

Our children learn from us -- not from what we say, but from what we do.

Good, safe online behavior begins at home."

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Internet Safety Tips for High School Kids | Common Sense Media

Internet Safety Tips for High School Kids | Common Sense Media | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it

"Internet safety at this age requires that you continue to monitor high-schoolers’ online lives, staying as involved as you can and injecting your own values to counteract some of the less desirable aspects of the Internet."

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5 Tips for Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom -- THE Journal

5 Tips for Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom -- THE Journal | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it
While we shouldn't stop teaching children how to say "please" and "thank you," and bullies will still exist in the face-to-face world, it is vital that we treat online safety and digital citizenship with the same amount of seriousness and attention.
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Caught Cheating: New Ways Kids Are Breaking the Rules | Common Sense Media

Caught Cheating: New Ways Kids Are Breaking the Rules | Common Sense Media | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it

"The ease and immediacy of digital devices -- cell phones, smart phones, Internet access, and social networks -- allow us to get answers quickly and efficiently without having to do a lot of work. And if it's a gray area for parents, it's really shady for kids."

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6 Fresh Ways to Clean up Your Kids' Media | Common Sense Media

6 Fresh Ways to Clean up Your Kids' Media | Common Sense Media | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it
One of the biggest surprises about raising kids in today's media-and-tech-filled world is that it's not the shadowy, dangerous place we've been warned...
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One-fifth of third-graders own cell phones

One-fifth of third-graders own cell phones | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it

"Education on cyberbullying and cyber-behaviors needs to begin well before Middle School," Englander recommends in the study. "Children are all online by third grade and over 20 percent report experiencing problems with peers online."

 

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Facebook 101: Special Privacy Settings for Students and Other Minors

Most people don't realize that Facebook's privacy settings work differently for people under the age of 18.


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What Do Kids Know About Online Privacy? More Than You Think

What Do Kids Know About Online Privacy? More Than You Think | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it

“A growing body of research suggests that while teens share a great deal online, their willingness to share does not mean that they care little for privacy."


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Students that learn digital citizenship at school are more likely to ...

Students that learn digital citizenship at school are more likely to ... | Digital Citizenship Information | Scoop.it
the Civic Engagement Research Group at Mills College queried 967 juniors and seniors from 28 high schools in California about what Kahne calls.
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