Today we conclude our emphasis on digital citizenship with a pledge. “I pledge to be a good digital citizen, to use the Internet responsibly, to make smart decisions online, to be safe and protect my privacy, and I will respect myself and others to become the best digital citizen I can be!”
Today students will take a look at character education as part of our Digital Citizenship Week. Character education is taught in all Cherokee County Schools. Being a responsible digital citizen goes hand-in-hand with character education. Responsibility reflects being a dependable and reliable user of technology. Self-discipline demonstrates controlling your emotions, words, actions, and impulses. What other character traits should a responsible digital citizen possess?
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Our emphasis for today during Digital Citizenship Week will address the pitfalls and skills required to be a part of an online community. Actions have consequences. Poor online manners, or “netiquette”, can reflect badly on one. Sharing too much information can be dangerous. Users of social networking sites must know and understand security and privacy options within the site. It is important for parents to be aware of social networking issues and to help guide their children. Students in Cherokee County Schools will explore age-appropriate material to learn more about being in online social community.