Personal technology has evolved from luxury to life necessity in Western society; the US government is commoditizing access to the Internet, individuals are cultivating strong connections with strangers across the globe, and facility with technology has become a cornerstone of workforce competitiveness, much like language fluency. With nearly one in ten children receiving a mobile device, such as a smart phone, by age five,1 today’s youth are the new digital natives.
Ensuring children understand the implications, consequences and best practices for engaging with technology and social media is critical.
Schools can train students to be safe and well-informed, responsible digital citizens with simple steps.
- Anchoring digital literacy in a moral construct
- Helping children step consciously into the digital space
- Raising responsible digital natives
- Recommendations for schools and parents on how to engender the new generation of digital citizens.
Download this free guide “Digital Natives: Citizens of a Changing World” to discover how to give children the tools and ethical code they need to make good choices is vital.