Internet Safety & other Digitial Citizenship Resources organized by grade levels.
This binder is an attempt to collect and organize Digital Citizenship resources by age (grade level). Often when we think of Digital Citizenship, we only think about the safety aspects of it but being a digital citizen is much more than just being safe.
When it comes to teens and their social media habits, there's some great news and some not-so-great news. It can make your child a fast learner, but it is also associated with a host of psychological disorders.
Recently, my youngest child asked a question about love and God. He quickly realized from my reaction that he must have said something clever. As I reached for my laptop, he said, "Are you going to write what I said on Facebook? Do not write it there!"
I was stunned. In fact, I was going to post his thoughts and solicit comments. But even a 5-year-old can assert intellectual property rights. And I respected his wishes.
This is an emerging gray area in parenthood: How much do we share of our children's lives when chats around kitchen tables have been replaced with chats on social networks.
From the article: "E-readers like iPads and Kindles are not only changing how we read, they’re changing how we learn to read. Technology’s role in literary development is the topic of an undergraduate course being taught this summer at Rutgers–Camden.
The course, “Children’s Literacies,” considers the ways in which literacy has expanded beyond learning to read and write, as a child must negotiate traditional textual and visual formats such as picture books as well as websites and handheld devices. "
The following parent's pledge was originally written for and posted on SafetyWeb.com. SafetyWeb is a thoughtfully designed tool that provides parents with a (RT @Annie_Fox: Taken the Parent's Pledge to Raise a Responsible Digital Citizen?
New media technologies are changing rapidly. The opportunities and challenges for parents and their children can be both exciting and intimidating. This slideshow from Common Sense Media gives a good overview of the changing media landscape and provides a framework for understanding its impact on your kids.
Parents often ask how they can become more informed about what their children are doing online and how they can create a safe environment for them. The websites below provide some excellent resources for families.
Be sure to look at the slideshare "Parent Presentation" on this page.
"We're in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceiful or even dangerous. Yet you and I can take control and make media serve us - all of us - by being active consumers and participants." - Dan Gillmor
Parenting 21st century learners involves providing your children access to the education and technology needed to make them skilled, literate and fluent in digital media technology. This easy-to-digest, downloadable pdf from Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano of Globally Connected Learning outlines what those competencies are.
From PBS's Frontline: Digital Nation is a TV/Web report on the digital revolution and how it's changing our lives, with video stories, interviews, and user-generated video on relationships, information overload, education, the military, parenting, brain development, and more.