It is a common cry - ‘young children and teens spend too much time looking at device screens’. Often accompanying these cries is a denunciation of all time spent online or on devices and an implied negative effect overall. While less screen time is a goal that many may strive for either for themselves or… Continue reading 5 Surprising Benefits of Screen Time
This video is from the Family Online Safety Institute and it emphasizes one of the very important reasons that we should teach Digital Citizenship. Digital Citizenship and responsible use of technology education should be a part of our work in education each day. Five Reasons to Teach Digital Citizenship It helps to keep children safe.… Continue reading Digital Citizenship – To Empower
Since the beginning of time, rules and guidelines for behavior in society have been in place. These aim to provide order, peace, and respect for one another and for the common good. When each person is a 'good citizen' everyone benefits. The internet and easy access to the web has made this all-important task.… Continue reading Getting Started with Digital Citizenship
One topic that continues to be of interest and importance for schools and families is Digital Citizenship. How can we interact safely and appropriately online? The topic of citizenship comes in to play in a very big way. Are we being considerate of others in our words, deeds and actions? Looking out for others both… Continue reading Digital Citizenship Lessons
It's likely that you have a smartphone. If not, most regular phones allow us to send text messages. We as a society have gradually gotten somewhat used to being available by text 24/7. What if any conversations should we be having about Texting Etiquette? According to Shelly Turkle, a clinical psychologist and the founder of… Continue reading Too Much Texting
On top of the safety issue though is a real and recurring need to talk about appropriate ways to interact. As technology evolves and reinvents itself daily, these issues are ever changing too.