Category: Digital Citizenship

Sep 22

Privacy & Security: Using Strong Passwords

Teaching our students to protect their personal data by limiting what they share online and by using secure passwords will help them develop strong digital literacy skills.

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May 19

Online Personas: How would you describe your digital/online self?

Our online personas can sometimes be quite different than our physical ones. Helping our students reflect on how their online personas differ from their personal selves (and the consequences and benefits of this) can be a healthy exercise and prepare them for their digital futures.

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Apr 17

Digital Footprints

“I can delete it, don’t worry!” Kids today frequently say this in regards to what they do online. The reality is that we live in a world of data collection and this trend is not going away. How can we teach our kids to create a positive digital footprint?

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2017/04/17/digital-footprints/

Mar 17

Digital Drama

To adults, digital drama and cyberbullying may seem one and the same. To adolescents, there is a difference. Digital drama describes the everyday tiffs and disputes that occur between friends or acquaintances. Learn how you can help your student develop and maintain positive relationships in a digital context.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2017/03/17/digital-drama/

Feb 03

Information Literacy: Raising Media-Savvy Kids

According to a study by the Stanford History Group, over 80% of students are unable to “distinguish between…’sponsored content’ and a real news story on a website” (Shellenbarger, 2016). Because anyone with a phone can create and publish content online, how can we help our kids critically evaluate information?

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2017/02/03/news-literacy-how-to-spot-fake-news/

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