Digital Citizenship Parent Guide

Digital Literacy
The way in which we decide how to learn and teach technology.

When talking about Digital Literacy parents should teach their children:

* Parents with special needs children, should spend 101 time with there children teaching them what special apps to use. For example, the iPhone provides accommodations that they might use.

* Parents should not just only teach their children at the level of the very basics of operating a computer but actually understanding how the code and mechanics behind it work.

* Children must learn how manage their privacy in any social website, in order or protect them and also their family too. For example, when adding there adress or when updating where they are at in a status. It's a perfect way for robbers to know when they can finally go in.

So protection and privacy are always number one(:

Digital Communication
One change within the digital revolution is a person’s ability to communicate with other people.

When parents talk to children about Digital communication they must teach them:

* Once something is out there, it doesn't go away. Everything leaves a digital footprint. if you put an embrassing picture, forver to stay online.

* One useful and positive thing a cell phone, an important tool used for is law enforcement. If you get kidnapped they can tell where you are, if you get lost just call and adult, or one important number parents should always teach their children "911".

* Children must be really careful when meeting new poeple on the web. They never know what that persons background is, and they can cause danger to the children's life. NEVER meet a stranger alone even if they are your "friend" always have adult supervision.

Digital Commerce
Electronically buying and selling of goods.

When talking about digital Commerce parents need to teach there children:

* Children have to be Precautious of what kind of websites and stores there actually buying from. (Some can be fraud)

* Children have to be aware that if they don't have a credit card then how are they going to buy more legos or Barbies from?

* Parents also have to teach their children of purchasing or downloading of any prohibited items. It's the internet and there's many items that are not yet for there age. (which might include activities such as illegal downloading, pornography, and gambling).

* Children also have to learn to stay away from any online advertisement "Pop-Ups" Some can lead to viruses, or not age-appropriate websites.

Digital Etiquette
Electronic responsibility for actions and deeds when on the web.

When talking about Digital Etiquette parents need to teach their children:

* Children always have to double-check before they hit "send". Something they wrote can lead to misinterpretation, or be understood as rude, or sarcastic?

* Always remember the "Golden Rule" : Don't say something online that you wouldn't say to someone's face. If you do is better to have a discussion about it in person.

* If you think something might embarrass someone, get them in trouble, compromise their privacy, or stir up drama of any kind, keep it to yourself -- and maybe delete it for good measure.

* Context is key for example, a public online comment or a note to a teacher -- you should represent your best self, with good grammar.

Digital Health and Wellness
The physical and psychological well-being of a person in a digital technology world.

When talking about Digital Health and Wellness parents should teach their children:

* Not only do children have to make time for there social life, but also study time!

* Avoid becoming addicted to the Internet or video games, spend reasonable amount of time on the computer.

* Children should never go on the computer too much while eating junk food, but instead eat healthy foods like vegetables and fruits while going outside and playing for at least sixty minutes!

* Never put out personal information (state, address, phone number) that can lead to the children's safety.

* Staying on the computer for too long is not good for your posture, therefore sit in a more comfortable chair, appropriately, and try your best to be in posture.

Digital Rights and Responsibilities
Freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world.

When talking about Digital Rights and Responsibilites parents should teach their children:

* Children should be aware of what is right and wrong to do when it comes to using the internet. For instance, copyrights. Students should become familiar with text and image copyrights, and that we can't just cut and paste.

* When using text in research papers, the children must be sure to cite it using correct formatting. They must give credit to were the information was found.

Digital Security
Electronic precautions all people using the web should take to guarantee safety.

* Parents must teach teach their children the difference between information worth and sharing private information. If they are going to make an account for example, they should have adult supervision on what to put up on the web. (Including pictures, address, name, etc...)

* Never! Give out your social security number. It's very dangerous, and if thief's get ahold of it they can even buy a car, house, etc...

* Children have to be very careful with what they download. Don’t download free games or videos to your computer. These programs often come with spyware and viruses that will land your computer in the shop – and then you in hot water.

Digital Law
The web users electronic responsibility for actions and deeds.

When talking about Digital Law parents should teach their children:

* When is it right for someone to use and artist music? For example, if the children are doing a video report and they decide to use Kanye West song, they must request him or the record company for permission.

* Laws are formed so that we follow them, therefore children on the web should be very precautions. No taking someone's work and passing them as your own work. You must give full credit to the owner.

* Very important, would you imagine someone posting up a video of you in your worst or most embarrassing moment? Yes, very scary thought. Therefore one should ask the others permission first in order for it to go on the web.

Digital Access
A persons full electronic participation in society.

* The impact the internet has made on society is major, some in a good way and some in a bad. Parents have to aware children of Cyber bullying. For example, if someone is threatening them or saying mean things to them, they have to tell an adult right away.

* Children should know that the internet is not always going to be there, should learn that they have to know stuff by knowledge. They are not going to be able to look up there answers for their math quiz. Everything is not handed to them. It's life....

* Look at the privacy settings available on social networking sites, cell phones, and other social tools your children use. Decide together which settings provide the appropriate amount of protection for each child.

* Remind your children to be good “digital friends” . Respecting personal information of friends and family and not sharing anything about others that is potentially embarrassing or hurtful.

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