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Digital Citizenship: A Parent's Guide

This presentation was designed for parents of fifth graders entering sixth grade.

Dodie Ainslie

on 24 May 2016

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Transcript of Digital Citizenship: A Parent's Guide

Digital Citizenship:
A Parent's Guide

Digital Citizenship
Digital Tattoo
What Parent's Can Do
Focus Lessons:
K-5: Common Sense Media Lessons
Grade 5: What is Digital Citizenship?
Grade 8: Privacy in the Digital Age?
High School: Building a Positive Digital Tattoo
K-12 Digital Citizenship
What is digital citizenship?
Final Thoughts:
Digital access is a privilege not a right
Establish a digital code of conduct
Model good digital citizenship
Moderation and Balance
Rules of the Digital Road:
Guard your privacy
Protect your reputation
Nothing is private
Assume everyone is watching
Apply the Golden Rule
Choose wisely
Don't hide
Think about what you see
Be smart, be safe


Korr, Caroline. Internet Safety: Rules of the Road for kids. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/internet-safety-rules-of-the-road-for-kids

Korr,Caroline. 5 Simple Steps to a Healthy Family Media Diet. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/5-simple-steps-to-a-healthy-family-media-diet

Ribble, Mike. Digitalcitizenship.net
Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use.

Whether it is called digital citizenship, digital wellness or digital ethics the issues are the same; how should we act when we are online, and what should be taught to the next generation.
(2014 Digitalcitizenship.net Mike Ribble)
@djainslie May 2016
Take 60 seconds to write down
all the apps, websites, online games
that your child is using...
Everything we do
online becomes
our digital tattoo.
Why is being a positive digital citizen and having a positive digital tattoo even more important?
Permanent and Searchable
Everything can be copied
High Visibility
Blurring of Public and Private
Invisible Audiences
Know your child's usernames
Help your child create one
Don't use full name
Friend/follow your child
Privacy is earned
What parents can do:
Read user agreements
age limits (most 13 +)
check types of posts they prohibit
Know the apps/sites your children are using
Research and explore
Read reviews on commonsense media
Google your child
What information can you find?
Talk about privacy settings
Are they being a good digital citizen?
Open Communication
Be involved in their lives
Discuss possible scenarios
Keep lines of communication open
Have family media agreement
Write and agree to device contract
Model, Model, Model
Google yourself
Are you being a good role model for your child?
Most social media sites are not designed or monitored for children.
Yoursphere: safe social network for 9-13 year olds
3 Teen Trends in Social Media
Kuddle: photo sharing app
Find balance. Instead of counting daily screen-time minutes, aim for a balance throughout the week. Get your kids to help plan a week that includes stuff they have to do and stuff they like to do, such as schoolwork, activities, chores, reading, family time, and TV or gaming. Decide on limits and behavior using our Family Media Agreement. (Korr, Commonsense media.org blog)
Connect with Respect
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