Of course, some argue that in today's day and age, is it "digital citizenship" or just plain "citizenship" as the only difference is the device. As parents and educators, we want to be encouraging our kids to be good people out in the world no matter what--both online and off. And, in a world where sometimes this is lacking, the importance is stronger than ever before.
#DigCitCommit is a partnership between 17 major technology and edtech companies urging all to commit to digital citizenship. Their focus is on 5 major strands that encourage all (students and adults alike) to be inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, and alert. By focusing on these 5 competencies, we build future leaders:
Check out this treasure trove of resources:
- Video Discussion Activities from Common Sense Media--Here you will find links to elementary, middle, and high school related activities.
- DigCitCommit has links to at least a dozen edtech websites, all featured around their 5 competencies. There's a wealth here!!