In today’s digital world, kids have cell phones at younger and younger ages. While this may seem like a great idea for communication, we have to remember that our kids are still learning and growing. They will make mistakes and not always think before they text and hit “send” or take a picture and hit “send” or create a post and hit “send”, to name some of the more common activities that kids of all ages do with their cell phones.
The importance of Digital citizenship is PARAMOUNT in a BYOD school. If inappropriate activity has been curtailed by restriction, what will happen when you remove these restrictions? What will happen when the students can install their own software (legal or illegal), connect to their own internet connection, avoid school based filters. We must instil in our students a strong ethical and moral approach to the use of technology...
This is a policy, procedure and guidelines analsys tool that attempts to analyse the school or organisations acceptable use and cybersafety policies and procedures. The tool attempts to be holistic and cover the cyber safety elements from a varietys of angles and approaches. It should raise questions and provoke thought.
Digital Citizenship is a concept that equip technology users with knowledge and skills that enable them to use technology appropriately. The following websites provides digital citizenship tips & resources.
Google Image is a great search engine where you can browse for and find all kinds of imagery you are looking for. But there are limitations on the use of such images. Some are open to public and are included under a Creative Commons license , these are the ones we use with our students and in our online projects; others have a restricted use and most of the time only under permission.
Space Safe, Project P911 is a cyber safety initiative company whose mission is to educate and empower all users of digital technology and provide a collective learning environment for the whole community.
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