Recently, I was reminded of the importance of understanding childhood development, and how it applies to social media and digital citizenship. Our children, particularly our adolescents, are heavily engaged in social media during a crucial time of physical, emotional, and mental developmental changes. This translates to potential problems in these areas if they are disrupted... Continue Reading →

Students Accessing Inappropriate Sites at School ?!?

  Since the dawn of internet being available in our schools, there have always been students accessing inappropriate sites at school. Up until recently, many school boards have imposed internet 'filters' to block inappropriate sites, and to prevent students from engaging in Social Media while at school. However, in this day in age, filters have... Continue Reading →

Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Critical Thinking

We all know that social media platforms hold large databases of our personal information. Even when we think we have deleted a post...it still exists with the companies. Even though we don't know what will happen with this data in the future, we need to engage in real critical inquiry about the ramifications for the... Continue Reading →

12 Key Digital Citizenship Considerations

Students of younger and younger ages students are becoming increasingly involved with the internet and social media. It is important for educators to help students navigate this world. However, it is also essential for educators to BE that good example for our students for the future. This could include setting up educational social media accounts... Continue Reading →

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