Meets Kentucky Digital Citizenship Standards of: Digital Commerce, Digital Communication, Digital Etiquette, Digital Health & Wellness.
It’s important that our students realize that their online lives are public and permanent. All online activity creates a digital footprint which is fossilized. This means that things that were created in the moment in the interest of fun or as the result of an angry moment can live forever. If students are not careful and attentive to this fact their future lives may be subject to consequences from their choices. Colleges are now checking the social media postings of potential students, and employers are doing the same for applicants. We believe that our students must be taught to make good choices as they interact online.
With parents and guardians as our partners, we can help our students to gain skills, understandings, and dispositions that will enable them to be responsible and safe in these digital environments.
What can students do?
- Use technology to participate in educational, cultural, and economic activities
- Develop and use critical thinking skills in digital environments
- Use technology to relate to others in positive, meaningful ways
- Respect the concepts of privacy, freedom of speech, and intellectual property in a digital world
What can parents and students do?
- Think long term. Remember that digital lives endure.
- Keep personal information private.
- Use privacy settings on your social network pages.
Don't use public postings.
- Protect your friends' privacy as well as your own.
- Treat others as you want to be treated.
Source - Common Sense Media