Digital Citizenship is important for students so they understand proper and appropriate behavior with technology and in online settings. Students are using technology usually on a daily basis and the same morals and values from offline interactions apply. At times it can be difficult for adults and teachers to track and monitor online activity so reinforcing these concepts will encourage digital etiquette. Having a poster for students to reference is a great way to get them thinking about appropriate use with technology. It also gives parents and families great ideas to practice at home. The home school connection is important to remain consistent.
Students should also be aware of safe practices with digital resources and tools such as up to date virus protection. There are a lot of personal information and documents we save on our computers so making sure we are protecting ourselves with current and effective software is needed. Physical safety is also good to be aware of such as eye safety and proper posture when using devices. It is easy to create bad habits and spend a long amount of time on our computers. Making sure we are using safe practices and taking breaks in between longer assignments will allow our students to decrease injury as digital citizens.