Digital Citizenship Week October 18th-24th, 2015

With 92 percent of teens going online daily and nearly three-quarters of kids age 0–8 using apps, it’s time to have “the Talk.”  

As parents and educators, we want to raise kids to be safe, responsible, and ethical in the digital and analog world. Giving kids a solid understanding of how we expect them to behave — both online and off — starts everyone off on the right foot.  You don’t have to be an expert on texting, Instagram, Minecraft — or whatever else your kids are into — to have The Talk. Start by reading up on what’s going on in your kids’ world (for younger kids and older kids). Ask them to show you what they like online, and why. Make sure to listen 🙂 Then, express a few basic expectations, with the understanding that this isn’t a one-and-done kind of chat. Plus, it’s actually a lot easier than that other talk.

Click below for more info on what you might cover during The Talk: CommonSense Media’s suggestions and Piedmont’s suggestions for a Digital Discussion


Digital Citizenship is

Respecting Yourself/Respecting Others

  • Digital Etiquette
  • Digital Access
  • Digital Law

Educating Yourself/Connecting with Others

  • Digital Literacy
  • Digital Communication
  • Digital Commerce

Protecting Yourself/Protecting Others

  • Digital Rights and Responsibility
  • Digital Safety/Security
  • Digital Health and Welfare

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