Do you need materials to create a bulletin board in your computer lab or classroom about digital citizenship? To help your students take responsibility for their actions and encourage them to think before they act, TechnoKids created a set of digital footprints. Each print has the name of a use of technology, such as blog, comment, tweet, status, like, photo, video, and more! There are even blank footprints if you want to make your own. This activity is from the project TechnoBlog.
What is a digital citizen?
A digital citizen is a person that uses computing devices to access technology services. Often access requires an account or profile. This profile becomes a web-based or digital version of the person. Consider it a digital me.
What is digital citizenship?
Digital citizenship is responsible behaviour while using technology. To be a good citizen, you must behave appropriately and follow the rules.
What is a digital footprint?
People are not invisible when using computing devices. A digital me makes digital footprints. A digital footprint is the track left behind while using technology. It can be in the form of an instant message, photo, video, blog post, comment, status update, tweet, bookmark, or even search history.
Think of a digital footprint as being cast in concrete instead of sand. Each footprint can be saved for a very long time. Since, technology is often used for a web-based task, often the digital footprints created are available to the public. Anyone from anywhere, can trace digital footprints to learn about a person. This means you and your students need to be responsible when you using technology, because almost everything you do is recorded and can be viewed publically.
Think before you send or post!
Avoid regret. Think before you send or post.