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Digital Citizenship in K-12: It Takes a Village


Digital citizenship encompasses a wide range of behaviors with varying degrees of risk and possible negative consequences. Lack of digital citizenship awareness and education can, and has, led to problematic, even dangerous student conduct. If our educational village does not address these issues, the digital culture establishes its own direction, potentially pushing a productive, long-term solution further out of reach. By tapping into the experience of various practitioners and experts in the field this article provides the reader with a number of suggestions that can help the professional to help their students become better digital citizens.

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Students will require awareness that online behaviors can impact people within their immediate circle of friends but also outside of that circle.

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Hollandsworth, R., Dowdy, L. & Donovan, J. Digital Citizenship in K-12: It Takes a Village. TECHTRENDS TECH TRENDS 55, 37–47 (2011).

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