Digital Citizenship is roundly upheld and lauded as a necessary component of student’s education in K-12. Ideals of proper behavior, niceties, and “doing the right thing” echo across elementary classrooms in Michigan, followed by increasingly verbose lists of “thou shall not” at the secondary level. Reinforcement of positive behavior is encouraged. Some think the term “digital citizenship” is a bit off-putting. Is it necessary to point out that behavior online should be held apart from behavior in face to face situations? Do we really need to codify behavior in one place as being different than behavior in another?
To help us answer these questions, Nate Langel, a facilitator at Kent Innovation High, helped guide us through this even’s chat about Digital Citizenship; what it means, and how we can help students make choices online that reflect their better selves.
If you have trouble viewing the archive of the chat, you can view the entire Storify archive here.