Raising a Good Digital Citizen NOTES PAGE

Resources for further info:

The Digital Generation Project

Facebook's new privacy policies: the good, the bad, the ugly
Our take away messages are:

1) Good Communication:

  • Establishing a foundation of good, open, honest communication about children's digital lives is important. As part of this parents need to start participating in this social space.
  • Educate yourself about the REAL dangers, as opposed to the ASSUMED dangers.

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2) A Safe Place to Practice

  • Children need to have access to safe online spaces where they can learn from their mistakes.

Supporting resources:
  • online family norton
  • common sense media: provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.

3) Think Critically

  • Instead of blocking access to the information on the internet we need to help children critically analyse the information they find on the internet.

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4) Positive Online Footprint

  • Instead of approaching children's online lives from a position of fear, we should be encouraging them to establish a positive online footprint.

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