Tomorrow starts Digital Citizenship week which reminded me of a wonderful poster I found last year on one of my favorite blogs technologyrocksseriously.com. I have this THINK poster hanging outside the computer lab at Willard South. I know that every student will not always stop to think of all these things every time they make a post online, but if it keeps one kid from saying something hurtful to another online then it's done it's job.
In the media today we are faced with yet another horrible result of cyberbullying.
As technology increases and electronic devices become the main way our students are learning these days, our responsibilty as parents and educators increases when it comes to teaching our kids how to behave online. It starts with us. What would Facebook look like if we all followed these THINK rules? At Willard South we are adopting a program called Digital Passport that our 3rd and 4th graders will begin tomorrow in the computer lab to help us all remember netiquette - or the rules for behaving a certain way on the internet. When the kids leave Willard South and go on to Intermediate, I hope they remember these lessons and know the importance of having fun but doing their part to stay safe online.