Middle School classes have been focusing on Digital Citizenship this week. Here are a few pictures of 8th grade as they debate which candidate to choose as host for a teen talk show based on their “digital footprints”.
We also discussed the importance of creating a digital footprint that is positive and the difficulties of trying to “clean up” poor choices online.
We stressed the importance of positive online behavior and how what we do and say online can effect our future options with employers, colleges and scholarship opportunities.
Other topics this week were: having a media “balance”, how to identify scams online, what a “phishing” scheme is and being safe online. Our curriculum comes from Common Sense Media and it is a website I highly recommend for parents. It has a ton of resources on a variety of topics and is constantly updated as technology continues to change.