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  • 2. RESPECT, EDUCATE AND PROTECT (REP) E-INITIATIVE DEFINITION OF DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP  Quality of an individual belonging to a digital community, who are required to have critical thinking, show appropriate etiquette, and make ethical choices, actions, both in usage and consumption while using technology.  A Model digital citizen affects the ecology of the digital society.
  • 3. ACTION PLAN FOR THE REP E- Initiative GOAL Students of Middle School in Ashland District Indiana will effectively demonstrate critical thinking, practice ethical behavior, understand laws, rights and responsibilities, learning of new digital literacies, staying safe and will create a safer environment in the digital society.
  • 4. TO CREATE DIGITAL CITIZENS NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY FORSTUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL aged 11 to 14 years  Survey to identify gaps in knowledge  Construction of questionnaire on  infrastructure to use digital devices  attitudes of the administration  benefits and issues towards technology  protecting privacy and security  knowledge on digital citizenship  issues and information related to social networking, copyright laws , cyber bullying  etiquette in online communication, information collection, plagiarism etc.
  • 5. STEPS IN ACTION PLAN Educate Teachers about digital citizenship Focus on Nine Themes Of Digital Citizenship
  • 6. STEPS IN ACTION PLAN  Educate Teachers about digital citizenship  Appointment of Technology and learning coordinator  Workshop with external technology consultant.  An Oath to digital citizenship for students and parents.  Educating threats, risk and severities of misuse in technology  Prohibition of texting during class, except during specified time used for learning purposes in real time.
  • 7. STEPS IN ACTION PLAN Educate Students about digital citizenship  PROTECT Schools should work with families such that they are raised as a model digital citizen outside the school environment practicing digital commerce, digital law and digital health and wellness.  RESPECT academic performance achieved with digital literacy, communication and access  EDUCATE School environment and student behavior should be promoted through digital security, etiquette, rights and responsibilities
  • 8. RESOURCES Websites for educators and students  I-SAFE – The leader in e- safety education solution.  Common Sense Media – This website has all the technology resources for teachers.  schools  AND MUCH MORE are AVAILABLE
  • 9. d/134/Default.aspx Ribble, M., & Bailey, G. D., Ross, T.W (2004). Digital citizenship, Addressing appropriate technology behavior. Learning and leading with technology, Volume 32, number 1. Association, N. M. S. (2003). This We Believe: Successful Schools for Young Adolescents: a Position Paper of the National Middle School Association: National Middle School Association. Unwanted and Wanted Exposure to Online Pornography in a National Sample of Youth Internet Users. Janis Wolak, JD, Kimberly Mitchell, PhD, David Finkelhor, PhD =tlredir =tlredir REFERENCES