Technology has taken over today’s society. Connectivity and the internet is at the heart of most devices and innovations. From communicating with one another to shopping, the internet and smart devices have revolutionized how people go about their daily routine. But, adults today have the benefit of growing up with the advancement of today’s technology so they know both the rewards and the risks. Children today may not be as familiar, which is why teaching technology in the classroom is important so that kids can grow up to be good digital citizens.
Being a good digital citizen may not be automatic for a lot of people. There are things to know and understand in order to achieve this.
With the internet and technologies such as social media, it is so easy to overshare things. People tend to forget that it isn’t only them affected by what they post or share on their pages. Comments, photos, videos, all of these are at risk. By teaching technology in the classroom, the risk can be minimized.
If there are things to do, there are things to avoid as well when using digital technology. And these should also be emphasized to kids as well.
While teaching technology in the classroom is a must, parents should also help out. Reinforce the learnings from school, set good examples by being good digital citizens themselves, and of course, have a comfortable level of monitoring over your kids while they are online.