It’s Digital Citizenship Week 2017 (Oct.16-20) and TEC Center has selected 5 helpful online resources for teacher educators, early childhood educators, and families. It is never too early start helping young children learn how to navigate the digital world safely and how to contribute their voices to digital conversations appropriately. Adults play an important role as media mentors to young children in modeling how to be responsible online and can talk to children about how to make a safe password, ask permission before posting a picture of someone (including a child) on social media, search for high-quality resources online and spend time learning how to do something online together. If you haven’t heard of Digital Citizenship or are looking for tips to incorporate Digital Citizenship into your children’s learning, these 5 resources are a great way to get started!
- International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE): Essential elements of digital citizenship by Mike Ribble
- International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE): Empowering student voice through digital citizenship
- PBS Newshour Video: How Media Literacy Can Help Students Discern Fake News
- Common Sense Media: Digital Citizenship
- Edutopia: Digital Citizenship