Importance of Emphasizing Digital Citizenship

Today was the last day to turn in assignments for seniors at my school and I was reading one of the final portfolios and was reminded how important teaching digital citizenship is and stressing the importance of helping students know what kinds of pictures to post and kinds not to post.

We know about sexting incidents and adults do this as well as teens. Critical thinking of consequences of posting such items, pictures, posts, etc. isn’t exercised when inappropriate things are posted. It is common knowledge that colleges and employers regularly google candidates and visit social media sites looking to see the types of things the student/candidate has posted for the world to see.

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