What does it mean to be a “good citizen”?
What does it mean to be safe?
When I was growing up, there were expectations my parents had of me for my personal safety:
- Ask permission before going somewhere.
- Don’t talk to strangers. — (With the exception of my parents/entrusted adult being aware of the conversation.)
- Ask for help when I need it.
- Be polite and use good manners.
- Help others when I can, and add to their lives.
These are the same expectations I have of my own children for their interactions in our physical community and our digital communities.
How can we be “good citizens” and safe on the Internet?
How can we be safe on the Internet?
Click here to watch a BrainPOP video about Digital Etiquette to find answers to these questions.
Creating Blogging Guidelines
Blogs often have Guidelines about the expectations for safety and digital citizenship. Visit these examples and decide what is strong or important on these:
- <insert grade appropriate examples to explore — here are a few examples below>
- Biology in Action
- Baldock Class Blog
- Mrs. Hamman’s Class Blog
- Mr. Mundorf’s Class
What do you think we should include on our Guidelines Page?
How can we be “good citizens” on the computer?
How can we be safe on the computer?