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RAISING DIGITALLY RESPONSIBLE LEARNERS

 
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RAISING DIGITALLY RESPONSIBLE LEARNERS
by Blair Lloyd - Friday, 2 March 2018, 11:06 AM
 

YOU ARE INVITED!
Your child has now entered into their digital media lives, where cell
phone ownership doubles, video game use explodes and they dive into
the world of social media and hypertexting. Your child is rapidly
developing their personal identity with cell phone in hand and you need
to be prepared. Family rules, parental controls and developing a family
tech plan will be outlined as well as recommendations for monitoring
your teen’s digital life.
As a parent, you must lead the charge as a digital role model and help
your child develop a strong digital citizenship foundation while reminding
them that their digital footprint is a reflection of their real and online
selves. At this age, they will encounter situations that will challenge their
independence, including cyberbullying (and more commonly –
cyberexclusion), the dangers of anonymity, privacy, sharing intimate
images, and inappropriate websites, and you need to be there to
provide support and guidance during this critical period. Finally, to
better equip you for your digital parenting strategy, a snapshot of the
current trends and concerning apps will be provided.