As students today have access to a wide range of information in their pockets, we need to prepare them to navigate the Internet safely and productively. The video below explains what Digital Citizenship is and why it is important for all students to engage in activities that help build awareness and knowledge.
According to Common Sense Media, "Information Literacy includes the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively. From effective search strategies to evaluation techniques, students learn how to evaluate the quality, credibility, and validity of websites, and give proper credit." For this component of digital citizenship, we are striving to ensure that our students are able to use digital tools to effectively seek out and use information. In a global, 21st century environment, this is a very important skill for students to have as these are the type of things they will be asked to do in their future endeavors.
Relationships and Communication:
For the Relationships and Communication aspect of digital citizenship, Common Sense Media: "Students reflect on how they can use intrapersonal and interpersonal skills to build and strengthen positive online communication and communities. They delve into the concept of digital citizenship and digital ethics, and they reflect on their online interactions.
What is Digital Citizenship?