A Look at 6 Digital Citizenship Myths That Must Be Dispelled "When digital citizenship cemented itself into the public consciousness only a few years ago, it definitely had its critics. That remains true even today as we strive to understand what it means and how to practice it in our homes and classrooms. Many digital citizenship myths still have some of us doubting the intrinsic need for its practices. One thing is certain: today, we acknowledge that the digital citizen is a global citizen. Since the explosion of the Internet into our lives, there has been a need for a definition of checks and balances that will govern our use of it. While it certainly can’t be a governing set of laws that’s really enforceable, digital citizenship is still a framework for model behavior in all online environments and scenarios. We take these mindsets and codes of behavior with us into everything we do and everyone we meet in the world outside technology. That’s what makes the digital citizen a global one. What is it that lets digital citizenship myths continue to persist in our minds? Do we fear what we don’t understand? Perhaps, but if that’s the case, then we can educate ourselves and our children properly to gain understanding and ultimately conquer that fear. That’s what we want to do here with the 6 following digital citizenship myths. Let’s try and debunk them as best we can, for both your and your learners’ peace of mind."
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Hello, I am Tony Potts, Primary Assistant Principal at the American International School of Lusaka, Zambia. Please feel free to ask me ANY questions...
I was previously a tech integration specialist, ManageBac Coordinator, iPad Coach & ICT/MYP Design Teacher in the same school and before this I was the PK-12 Director of Digital Learning, ICT Coordinator, teacher and technology integration specialist at GEMS World Academy, Dubai.
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