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Digital Citizenship

What Is It About Anonymous Apps That Kids Love?

Diana Graber | Posted 12.11.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

You'd think with all the bad press anonymous apps like Yik Yak, Secret, Ask.fm, and Whisper get, we'd have heard the last of them, right?

The New Language Of Online Safety

Diana Graber | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

Teaching kids the resiliency and coping skills that will help keep them safe online is not happening on a wide scale, at least not in American classrooms.

Digital Citizenship Week: Share Awesome Online

Otha Thornton | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Otha Thornton

Given how ubiquitous technology is, and with kids getting more tech-savvy than ever and new gadgets, social media platforms and apps being released every day, keeping children safe online is very important.

Are You Oversharing On Social Media?

Sue Scheff | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

When teens consider the concept of addiction, they likely think about cigarettes and substance abuse, but oversharing on social media doesn't always register as a cause for concern.

Will Your Kids Be Getting These Digital Lessons This Year?

Diana Graber | Posted 11.04.2014 | Education
Diana Graber

Cyber Civics prepares kids for their digital lives by teaching them how to protect their online privacy, manage their digital reputation, prevent and/or respond appropriately to cyberbullying, avoid plagiarism and copyright infringement and so much more

Kids and Technology: Can We Ever Really Keep Up?

Diana Graber | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

There is still one realm where we are ahead of our kids, and that's in "life skills," which are sorely needed--believe it or not--in digital spaces. These life skills include things like kindness, respect, and thoughtfulness, and they're considered skills because in the old days, we actually learned them by observing the behavior of the adults around us.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Digital Citizenship

Andreas Sandre | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
Andreas Sandre

In every large democracy of our time, little seems to be left to chance, with both national and trans-national laws and policies relating to every aspect of our life. The Internet however, is still much debated and a sort of grey area.

The Cost of Internet Defamation

Sue Scheff | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

With the electronic frontier evolving, online defamation has reared an ugliness that has ruined lives both emotionally and financially.

The Global Search for Education: China Online

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Given all of the issues China faces with its rural poor, Internet access presents both massive opportunity and enormous challenge.

Values: The Foundations for Negotiating Digital Citizenship

Danya Braunstein | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Danya Braunstein

Digital citizenship is a dynamic process of reflection and revision, and requires active participation from all parties to adapt the guidelines to constant changes within the digital environment.

The 10 Commandments Of Instagram

Rachel Simmons | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Rachel Simmons

It's time for some guidelines on how to be a good human on Instagram. I came up with these with input from a bunch of kids, teens, parents and educators. I encourage you to talk about them with your kids and share them with teachers.

E-Venge: Selfies, Teens and Cyberbullying

Sue Scheff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

As a parent and cyber advocate, I have browsed many teens' Facebook pages and have been stunned at the snapshots I see. Although I err on the side of caution, I'm confident many of these photos could easily be manipulated into revenge porn.

Empowering America's Rising Workforce--Latina Girls--in Computing and Innovation

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

It recently came to my attention, that throughout the nation, young men and women who are Latino are, unfortunately, caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.

Harvesting the Fruits of a Tech Revolution

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.20.2012 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

We are only just beginning to understand the impact the Internet and communications technology is having on the Arab world.

Digital Citizenship for Today's Teens

Marsali Hancock | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Marsali Hancock

HuffPost High School and iKeepCurrent will explore digital citizenship: what it means to be an ethical, responsible and resilient digital citizen. Our partnership will provide a unique opportunity to include the youth voice often left silent in the online safety, security and ethics discussion.

UN Takes on Child Porn, Cybercrime and Other Global Issues

Larry Magid | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

There is a role for greater international cooperation for the Inernet because -- unlike physical objects -- data can travel between countries in the blink of an eye and typically without detection.

Why Dr. King Would Have Championed Universal Broadband Adoption

David Honig | Posted 10.26.2011 | Technology
David Honig

As the nation prepares to dedicate Dr. Martin Luther King's National Memorial, let's give ourselves this thought experiment: "What would Dr. King be doing today if he were armed with the social media and telecommunications technology we take for granted?"

Digital Citizenship Includes Rights as Well as Responsibilities

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

I agree that being a good digital citizen includes respecting others and oneself and avoiding plagiarism. But missing in the discussion about digital citizenship is the fact that a citizen is a free person with rights.

In Loco Parentis

Miguel Guhlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Miguel Guhlin

While some would argue that cyberbullying happens as a result of an increasingly connected world, another argument presents itself: incidences are increasing because, as parents and educators, we have blinded ourselves.

Waiting for Cupid (not Superman)

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

The real Superman is inside kids; it's their own inherent love of learning that must be cultivated and empowered through engagement.

Experts Urge Schools To Teach Digital Citizenship

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Following of a rash of teen deaths related to cyberbullying, experts on youth and the Internet say that schools aren't doing enough to teach students ...

How to Talk to Your Daughter About Cyberbullying Now

Rachel Simmons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Simmons

I want to share some of my advice to parents on how to talk with your child about cyberbullying and digital citizenship. If you haven't had this conversation, or one like it, do not pass go. The time is now.