At CyberWise we believe that Digital Citizenship is the first step to becoming digitally literate. Just like Driver's Education prepares young people to get behind the wheel of a car, Digital Citizenship prepares them to navigate the Information Superhighway safely and confidently. Our mission is to help you prepare the young people in your life to become wise users of the powerful technologies that are transforming everything about the way they learn, communicate, and interact!
Okay, Got It. But What Exactly Is Digital Citizenship?
The powerful technologies that most kids carry around in their pockets connect them with the world in new ways that can be both positive and negative. Digital Citizenship, the "safe and responsible use of digital technologies," tips the balance in favor of positive online interactions.
Excellent resources are available that can help parents and educators integrate Digital Citizenship into their classrooms, after school programs, and homes. Here are two that we offer:
Digital Citizenship is Central to Everything on This Site
Our kids are growing up on a digital playground and no one is on recess duty.