DIGITAL ETIQUETTE

The task this week was to create a blog post that relates to one of the 9 elements of Digital Citizenship. As you can tell by the title of this post I have chosen to learn a little more about Digital Etiquette. I believe this is one of the things that students struggle with the most when it comes to using technology. In my experience I find that students do not realize what they do online has a real life impact on the people around them. That was the case when I was in school and is the case now. Students, and even adults, are often willing to say things online that they would never say to someone in person. Cyberbullying is a major issue in schools and is often something that is hard for teachers and administration to spot and deal with because it does not happen so explicitly in front of their faces.

I believe that if technology can be introduced properly and students learn how to use it appropriately they can become better learners later in life. I personally have a hard time not looking at my phone every few minutes and getting incredibly distracted by different technology. If however students are taught from a younger age that technology should be used for educational purposes they may not have these problems.

cyberbullying

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