Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tool # 11
Digital Citizenship is a new age form of manners. Just as important as it is to teach children manners, safety, and simple "getting along" techniques - we now need to emphasis the importance of rolling those lessons over into all the things they do with the computer. Teaching 1st grade, I think we need to focus on Safety. I would use the comparison of not talking to a stranger, and that on the computer there are lots of strangers. In that same path of thinking, I would emphasis that passwords should not be shared - like their lunch number, if you were to give out your number others could by lunch or check out books on your account. Lastly, I think it is very important for children at an early age to learn that what they type is there for anyone to see. Constantly reminding to make good choices. I really see this as an extension of socialization with our classmates and take it very serious.