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SchoolCIO: 27 Talking Points About Internet Safety

SchoolCIO: 27 Talking Points About Internet Safety | digital citizenship |
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Most of us recognize that schools should be helping students learn how to do deep, rich, technology-infused knowledge work that prepares them for future citizenship, college, work, and other life needs. Many principals and superintendents, however, are struggling to balance the need to technologically empower students with countervailing organizational concerns regarding safety, respectful behavior, and the law. In my conversations with school administrators about Internet safety and student technology usage, I use many of the talking points below.


Use some of them to spark a conversation with your local educators and community.


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How It’s Done: Incorporating Digital Citizenship Into Your Everyday Curriculum | Digital Learning Environments


As in many states, students in Illinois are required to receive a certain number of hours of instruction each year dedicated to Internet Safety. While the idea is noble, the parameters are sketchy. Some schools have an “Internet Safety Day” or some such “special occasion” but too often these “occasions” serve no purpose other than compliance with the requirement and very little learning occurs.

Community High School District 99 decided to challenge the idea that Internet Safety just refers to “Cyberbullying,” and instead focused on “Digital Citizenship.” This involved creating a program that would be meaningful to students and help make a real difference.

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