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Strengthen Digital Citizenship This Summer With These Tips

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Whether it’s summer or not, digital citizenship skills are something that adults and children alike should be practicing every day as citizens of the world. Common Sense’s games and Google’s Interland are great ways for families to plug in and learn about digital citizenship.

New, free digital citizenship curriculum helps students become responsible tech users

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A strong understanding of digital citizenship is essential for students of all ages to be able to make smart choices online and in life. Meanwhile, technology is constantly changing and becomes outdated quickly, so there are always new and important skills that must be taught.

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Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details.

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

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Teaching students how to become digital citizens is essential as technology assumes a greater place in their lives. Using non-permanent markers, students “tattoo” their arms or hands in response to a prompt and then share what their design says about their digital imprint.

Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress

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24/7 access to technology has brought many benefits, from online collaboration to improved parent-teacher communication. Typically, technology doesn’t start out as a stressor. They become stressors, though, because of how students navigate the digital space.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

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Knowles recommended that at least one school board member be involved in the plan and that schools leverage students, teachers, and community members as digital ambassadors. This edWeb broadcast was hosted by Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec.

Top Edtech Classroom Tools

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And to help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, Director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “ 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.” Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

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Overall, the goal is to educate students and parents about privacy and technology overuse. Instead, by encouraging students to share their stories and having them explain how technology impacts their lives, the program gives students the agency to take control over their technology use.

Reducing Online Security and Privacy Risk in Your School

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This broadcast was hosted by edWeb.net and Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec. At Common Sense, Bill directs the Privacy Evaluation Initiative, a program designed to evaluate privacy policies and practices of vendors building educational technology.