Digital Citizenship L’école élémentaire Beachy Cove Elementary School January 2013 Digital Citizenship Citizenship: The character of an individual, viewed as a member of society; behavior in terms of the duties, obligations, and functions of a citizen; an award for good citizenship. Digital Citizenship Appropriate and responsible behavior in the use of technology. Elements of Digital Citizenship • Etiquette; and, • Communication. Etiquette/Netiquette Etiquette: Conventional requirements as to social behavior; properties of conduct as established in any class or community for any occasion. Netiquette: Appropriate behavior and conduct while using the Internet and other digital tools. Digital Citizenship We learn digital etiquette as we use technology. Often, rules and regulations are created or the technology is banned to stop inappropriate use. It is not enough to create rules and policy; we must teach responsible digital citizenship. Netiquette Guidelines • • • • • • • • • • Start with common sense; Be courteous; Use the “Golden Rule”; Think before you post; Refrain from “flaming”; Don’t use sarcasm; Attach files that are accessible; Keep files small where possible; Share photos online instead of an e-mail; and, Fill in the subject line in e-mails. Other Guidelines • Photograph or video only those who consent; • Keep your passwords confidential; • Use different passwords for different accounts; • Make passwords easy to remember; • Make your parents aware of what you are doing online – they can provide wisdom and guidance. Digital Citizenship What you do online…affects your life offline. Instantly shared! Seen by millions! Easily copied! Easily edited! Public vs. Private 1. What kinds of things are probably ok to share online? 2. What kinds of things are probably best kept private? Some Examples Public -sharing a video (on YouTube) of you singing in a school play. Private -sharing a photograph (on Facebook or Flickr) of your sister on a sick day. Some Examples Public -sharing a video (on YouTube) of you singing in a school play. Do you have permission from others in the video? Private -sharing a photograph (on Facebook or Flickr) of your sister on a sick day. Did your sister give you permission to put this online? Do you “own” the video? Is your sister old enough to make this decision? Why Private? What are some good reasons why we should keep certain things private? Why Public? What are some good reasons why we should share certain things? Decision-making What questions should we ask ourselves when deciding what to keep private and what to share publically? Private or Public? PRIVATE by default. PUBLIC with effort. Understanding our Digital World What do we expect? • We expect your online behavior to mirror your school behavior. • We are not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen electronics. • Activation of wireless access requires your teacher’s permission. • Devices must be stored during outside play. • Permission is required before shooting video or pictures • -from your teacher and from your subjects. What do we expect? • Content must be age-appropriate on school devices and on personal devices that are used at school. • Even if your parents are ok with apps with violence, etc., we will not permit it to be used in school. • We will revoke privileges if these policies are breached. • Internet use requires teacher supervision. • Apps or other programs must be cleared by your teacher before they are downloaded or installed. And, a few more expectations… • Respect your own privacy and the privacy of others; • Remember, using our technology infrastructure is a privilege; • Access only those files/materials for which you have permission. • Treat all technology with respect. • Alert an adult if you have accessed inappropriate content. • Show respect through words and actions when collaborating with others. And, yet a few more… • Keep private information about yourself and others to yourself – do not share this online. • Alert an adult if you feel uncomfortable or unsafe. • Make sure you have a good understanding of your parents wishes when it comes to sharing your device with others. • If you bring your own device, please ensure that it is fully charged. Just one more point… • Think about copyright laws and rules as you source and use information – remember to give credit for work that is not your own. For Younger Learners • • • • Computers can be used to visit far-off places and to learn new things. Always have an adult help you on the computer. You don’t go to places by yourself in real life, so don’t go by yourself online. Tell your parents or your teachers if you see something online that upsets you. Hide your password – only ever share your password with your parents – never with your friends. Someone else could go online pretending to be you and do something that could get you into trouble. Interesting websites can be fun; check with an adult to see if a site is good before you visit. Adults might be able to set up a list of good sites For Younger Learners…continued • Name calling or being mean is not cool and could be cyber bullying. Be nice when talking online and remember to look out for yourself and others. • Keep your special personal information safe; never give your real name, address or phone number to anyone you don’t know in the real world. Use a nickname when in a chat room or playing games on the computer. Two Scenarios for Discussion • One student sends another student a nasty e-mail. The other student retaliates and sends back an equally nasty one. Is this right? Which of our expectations were violated in this scenario? • Two students are texting one another during class time. Is this appropriate? What expectations were violated in this scenario? Digital Dossier A short YouTube video which reflects our digital realities.