Digital Citizenship

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To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media

Since 2011 Banned Books Week has included a day to recognize banned websites. This year, on September 27, 2017, the American Association of School …

Education

Teaching SEL Is Easier With TeacherVision’s New FutureFit Resources

Future-Ready skills, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), 21st Century Skills—teachers know these skills are crucial to students’ success in the …

21st Century Skills

8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them

A generation ago, IT and digital media were niche skills. Today, they are a core competency necessary to succeed in most careers.<p>That’s why digital …

ISTE’s 5 Tech Trends to Watch This School Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aug. 28, 2017— International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)<p>CEO Richard Culatta says we’re at a tipping point when it …

Teen Girls With Smartphones Flirt Most With Depression and Suicide

A spike in the teen suicide rate parallels almost exactly the rise of smartphone use, especially among teen girls, who are the most vulnerable to cyberbullying and alienation.<p>On Instagram, Snapchat, and via text, the messages wouldn’t stop coming to 12-year-old Mallory Grossman’s phone. She was a …

Teens

6 Truths about Parenting Tweens in the Digital Age

Parenting tweens gets a bad rap. In my work helping parents and schools with kids and social media, I hear a lot of complaining about kids between 9 …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Teens

How do I teach my tween about clickbait?

Clickbait is hard enough for adults to resist the temptation to make the click; imagine how hard it for kids<p>This article originally appeared onCommon Sense Media<p>Phony photos, outrageous claims, too-good-to-be-true contests, cute puppies, celebrity gossip — all these are wrapped up in headlines that …

Parenting

How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

The rise of the smartphone coincides with a shift in youth psychological well-being<p>This article first appeared at<p>As someone who researches …

TeachDigital Citizenship from the Start of the School Year - Journey with Technology

Phone in the Hands of a Bully, License: CC BY-SA 4.0<p><b>Digital Citizenship</b><p>Digital Citizenship refers to the appropriate behaviors for positive …

Youth is no defence when it comes to shameful online posts

Recent Harvard case shows any online communication can become public fodder<p><i>Be careful what you post online — it could come back to haunt you.</i><p>This has …

Parenting in the Screen Time Era

Traditionally, multiple health and child development establishments have been advising parents to avoid exposing their children to screens and media …

Be Internet Awesome - Google's New Internet Safety Curriculum

Be Internet Awesome is Google's new Internet safety curriculum. I learned about it from Larry Ferlazzo and then spent some time exploring it myself. …

4 Keys to Becoming a Good Digital Citizen

The separation between the digital world and the “real” world becomes smaller daily. Technology is everywhere: the grocery store, doctor’s office and …

The Pedagogy of Fake News: A Four-Part Critical Thinking Exercise for Upper Elementary Students

As educators we have a responsibility for instruction in basic media literacy. Claims of fake news have recently complicated analysis of current …

Digital Citizenship Certification

2016-2017 Certified Districts: <b><br>Decatur County Community Schools, Greensburg, Indiana</b> <b></b><br>North Decatur Elementary School (2016-2017) <br>North Decatur …

Collection of online safeguarding policies and guidance resources

This page, by Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board, contains information for Schools, Colleges and Professionals across the wider Children's …

10 Realities About Bullying at School and Online

In spite of national campaigns against bullying, including legislation in some states that punishes offenders and imposes strict reporting standards …

Parenting

What is Digital Footprint?

Knowing and witnessing things getting digitized, more than often we are incorporating the use of technologies in everything we do and doing so we are …

Dystopia

The Digital Tattoo: Think Before You Ink

on March 2, 2015 at 10:36 am<p><i>We all have a digital tattoo, and if we do not choose how to ink it, somebody else will. Rob McTaggart discusses how we</i> …

Teens are concerned about personal safety online, pessimistic about future risks

Teens around the world are concerned about their personal safety online and expect internet-related risks to increase in the future, preliminary …

Where and When Does a Parent’s Right to Share End Online?

<i>Alicia Blum-Ross shares insights from the Parenting for a Digital Future project and how parents assess the risks and benefits of ‘sharenting’. She</i> …

Parenting

Fake news spurs call for media literacy lessons in schools

January 30, 2017<p>(Calif.) The recent alarm over the potential spread of fake news has prompted two California lawmakers to call for media literacy …

How media literacy is critical to saving our democracy

<i>[Editor’s note: This post by Alan November, written exclusively for eSchool Media, is part of a series of upcoming articles by this notable education</i> …

Education

Hey Parents and Teachers! Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds. We can help ! #medialiteracy #ptchat #ALSCChat https://t.co/oGo9kCixbw

5 Tools to Help Evaluate Sources in a World of Fake News

Whether you call it “fake news”, “misinformation” or the more innocuous “spin,” and whether you see this as an entirely new problem or the …

The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how.

Discerning fact from fiction in news and online content has never been more challenging. From “pizzagate”—false reports of a child sex ring operating …

Education