Saturday, October 6, 2012

Teaching Digital Citizenship

Just came across this gem, and I had to share...

This is very much on my heart, and I think we (all of us) need to do a better job of teaching kids to be good digital citizens. In my most recent school position, I served as Technology Coordinator for a PreK-8th grade Christian school. We used to teach a formal Online Safety program in 7th grade. Three years ago, we realized 7th grade is too late, and we moved it to 5th grade. Now I'm thinking that 2nd grade might be the right place to start. Or Kindergarten.

Is it ever too early to start teaching kids to be safe, play nice, keep their personal information private, etc? What grade level do you think it should begin?

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