Digital Citizenship in Schools

Digital citizenship is the practice of navigating safely in the digital world reponsibly and ethically (“1-to-1 Essentials – EdTech Glossary | Common Sense Media”, n.d.). Schools need to teach students about the digital world and how similar it is to the real world. Students need to act the same way in the digital world as they would in the real world, with reponsibility. The main issue is respect. Young people treat people differently in the digital world because they see the screen only and don’t think before they act. My school has an acceptable use policy (“Mount Scopus Memorial College”, 2017) which is effective. For the policies to be effective, one major factor is enforcement. Teachers need to remind students when using school network or computers that it is there for learning. Students also need to be constantly reminded of the digital footprint they’re leaving as it speaks more to the permanence, to the careful decisions of share information and the difficulty of removing it (Ribble, 2014).

References
1-to-1 Essentials – EdTech Glossary | Common Sense Media. Commonsensemedia.org. Retrieved 18 April 2017, from https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/1to1/glossary#digital-citizenship

Policies and Procedures – Mount Scopus Memorial College. (2017). Scopus.vic.edu.au. Retrieved 18 April 2017, from http://www.scopus.vic.edu.au/BYOD-Portal-welcome/Policies/#Acceptable Use of the College Network and the Internet

Ribble, M. (2014). Shibboleth Authentication Request. Go.galegroup.com.ezproxy.csu.edu.au. Retrieved 18 April 2017, from http://go.galegroup.com.ezproxy.csu.edu.au/ps/retrieve.do?sgHitCountType=None&sort=RELEVANCE&docType=Article&prodId=EAIM&tabID=T002&searchId=R1&resultLi

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