Digital Citizenship inside Early Childhood Education
When I first started researching digital citizenship I found article after article about cyber bullying. Cyber bulling, an issue normally arising in middle school. How does this apply to the Early Childhood classroom? It took some thinking, but in actuality it does. As parents, educators, and community members, it is necessary to teach our children how to be polite, upstanding citizens. Teaching this early in life, will only promote these characteristics when our children are in upper elementary grades. Therefore, I believe the first step in Digital Citizenship is building children with strong morals. That being said, where do I go from here? Digital Citizenship is more than how we act on the internet, it encompasses digital literacy, media literacy, online safety and security, as well as information literacy.
For further information on how to promote and teach digital citizenship in your classroom please take a look at this article this website by clicking on the picture to the left!
What is digital citizenship? What does it mean to Early Childhood Education? Why is it important to promote and teach digital citizenship to your students? What issues can arise surrounding digital citizenship in Early Childhood Education? What resources can a teacher use inside their classroom to promote and teach digital citizenship? Why are these resources viable and valuable to the classroom teacher? Find the answer to all these questions by watching the short presentation I have created below!
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