Together, parents and educators can help guide our students toward safe, respectful and responsible use of their digital devices. During the next week we are asking our community to focus on technology in order to help all of our students become good digital citizens.
What does digital citizenship mean? It means using technology as a tool, in a responsible, respectful and safe manner. This week, most of our teachers are talking to students about digital skills, ethics, etiquette, time management and online safety. These are important skills to learn in today's world — and these lessons also go beyond the classroom. Technology is ubiquitous and students often use devices throughout their daily lives. With that in mind, we are asking all of our families to talk about technology and think about its use throughout the day.
We are asking all of our families to talk about technology and think about its use throughout the day.
This is a great week to think about making a fresh start or change with technology. Perhaps you want to be more mindful about how technology is used in your household; or perhaps you want to better understand how students are using their devices. This is a great week to dive in with a pledge!
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
If your family takes a pledge or makes a change this week, let us know. Share your stories using #BLSDigitalCitizens. We will share pictures and tweets from families throughout the week via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Share your stories using #BLSDigitalCitizens
Our Instructional Technology educators have identified some age-appropriate topics to get families started talking about technology. Check out the resources below for information for grades kindergarten through tenth grade.
Try out these technology tips this week:
Want to learn more? Chat with your student's teacher about how technology is used in the classroom and also consider checking out these resources: