1. Students should understand these 3 things about being a good digital citizen:
A. They need to make correct choices when on the computer, even when no one is watching them.
B. They should ask for help when they get any pop ups or they land on a site accidentally that is
inappropriate. Honesty is best in these types of situations.
C. They can still have fun while being a good citizen. Following guidelines provides safety and it allows
them to be comfortable while using these new technology devices.
2. I will use Brainpop because it has some good videos on digital citizenship. It is kid friendly and the kids
enjoy it. We would also discuss as a class what is important.
3. I would teach the idea of digital citizenship by making the connection that the students are all citizens in life
and in their own community. They have to make good choices to represent themselves, and this is the same for using computers and technology devices. They can be tracked and we can watch to see if they are behaving, so making good choices will allow them to have lots of use of these new devices. If a student makes incorrect choices, he/she may lose their privilege to use the technology.
4. I would share this idea of digital citizenship with the parents by sending an email or posting on my class blog all of the guidelines and discussion points that we talked about as a class.
5. I will also have the kids and parents sign an agreement to show they understand the guidelines, and they are going to be held accountable for following them.