Digital Citizens

In the rapidly changing world of educational technology, these are some resources I'm currently interested in for teaching/raising digital natives.

"Digital Citizenship is all about shifting the accountability for appropriate behavior to our students. This builds both independence and personal responsibility."
-Global Digital Citizenship Foundation

Raising Digital Natives by Devorah Heitner, PhD
If you are raising kids, you are raising Digital Natives. RDN is for parents and educators helping children thrive in a world of digital connectedness.

TEDTalk by Devorah Heitner, PhD
Empathy is the App: Raising Thoughtful Kids in the Digital Age

One Mom's iPhone contract for her 13 year old son (saw this on Good Morning America)
Excerpt: "You and I, we are always learning. I am on your team. We are in this together. It is my hope that you can agree to these terms. Most of the lessons listed here do not just apply to the iPhone, but to life. You are growing up in a fast and ever changing world. It is exciting and enticing. Keep it simple every chance you get."

Another variation of a Family Cell Phone Contract

AAP Family Media Plan  (thanks for this one, Anne!)
Create a customized Family Media Use Plan to help you think about media & create goals & rules that are in line with your family’s values.

Concord Public Schools K-5 Digital Citizenship Curriculum Standards
CPS K5 Standards Digital Citizenship

Ask the Mediatrician 
Boston Children's Hospital Center on Media and Child Health
Dr. Michael Rich spoke in Concord recently through the Center for Parents and Teachers

Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices.

Connect Safely: Smart Socializing Starts Here is a Silicon Valley, Calif.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security.

Media! Tech! Parenting!
This blog’s mission is to help parents, teachers, and other adults learn more about helping digital kids grow into thoughtful, collaborative, and savvy digital citizens.

CyberWise is dedicated to supporting BUSY grownups who want to help youth use digital media confidently and safely.

Stop Think Connect
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online.

Cyberbullying provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.