Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship for Parents

What does this mean?  It is a term that is thrown around a lot in the classroom and in education, but how does it apply to me?

A digital citizen is a person that uses and participates in the digital world.  Communicating through electronic means makes you a digital citizen.  Some examples include emailing on a computer, texting on a phone, getting on Facebook on a tablet, playing on a gaming console with people online, or using any other device that connects to the internet.

Digital Citizenship is the safe, legal and ethical use of technology.

As Parents, when our children are first learning to interact with the world, we have to teach them how to do so.  "Do not scream at the child next to you."  "Do not hit."  The digital world is a new world that also needs to be taught.  Most of us have not had the experience to be able to teach our children how to interact in this new world.  This is frustrating, frightening, and disheartening to some people.

We are here to help.  Below I have provided some resources that will help you learn some of the basics of digital citizenship.  These tools will help you help your child become a good digital citizen.