Positive Digital Citizenship

kids jumpMy last post focussed on the common topics that form many schools’ Digital Citizenship programmes (if they’re lucky enough to have one). It was quite popular and thanks for all the feedback but one clever Canadian called Tanya Avrith (you might know her as @edtechschools) pointed out something important.

Positive & Active

Many programmes need more focus on the positive behaviour and web activity kids can get involved with, as many Digital Citizenship programmes spend much of the time on the negatives, fears and safety concerns.

Same rules online & off

I decided to create themes that pushed the idea that being online does not change the rules of engagement in life. What you do and hope for from others in real life should be reflected by your overall “Digital Footprint/Tattoo.”

Here’s some ideas for getting kids to think positively about the possibilities of online life:

i4S Positive DigCit 2013

Individual Slides (PDF HERE (8MB))

Apple’s take on things

Apple’s 2013 Christmas advert brilliantly covers the topic of creativity and positive behaviour with devices. It also covers that common discussion about young people ‘wasting’ too much time on those things! Check it out:

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