20 Basic Do’s and Don’ts for Digital Citizenship
This article was written by TeachThoughtStaff.
I found this chart very intriguing to me. Even the small things stood out, it was very eye catching and I think that is a good aspect to it to draw people towards it. I like how it brought basic manners used in everyday life to the social media world as “rules”. It is a combined list of Do’s and Don’ts on social media platforms. I am going to share some of my favorites from both sides.
Do’s: Build your own Brand(promote yourself positively), Treat other the way you’d like to be treated(be pleasant and polite), Use proper english(spelling and grammar), Be careful what you share(make sure it is legal, i.e., others retweets).
Don’ts: Dont steal others work(copyrights), Don’t feed the trolls(ignore and report), Don’t just retweet(make your own content).
This is a very beneficial for any person that uses social media. It shows you how you should and should not act online, which could also be applied to offline.
University of Michigan Teaches Digital Etiquette to Middle School Students
This article is written by Meghan Borgardus Cortez.
To continue the topic of digital citizenship, I chose this article to reflect on that ties into the first article.
This article is about master’s students from University of Michigan that teach middle schooler in Ann Arbor how to be safe and treat each other online. Digital citizenship is a key role in the first step to improving cybersecurity. If these children learn how to treat each other online and learn about these new things then they are less susceptible to being a victim or being the person cyberbullying.
This program teaches kids about privacy, security, phishing, copyright infringement, online reputation and cyberbullying. I am sure that at some point in everyones life someone instills in our minds that whatever you put online will stay on there forever no matter if you delete it or not. I think that this program is an amazing thing to teach young kids about this and show them the right thing to do online and how to be safe.
This article goes hand in hand with the Do’s and Don’ts article and I think that this is a very interning topic that a lot of people don’t think can be taught.
Straying away from the above topics, another I found interesting is wearable technology.
Checking your vitals: Wearable technology is changing the way we monitor health
This article is written by Angela Haggerty.
It is no surprise that in today’s world mobile technology has changed the way we interact with each other. Wearable devices such as Apple Watches, FitBits, Garmin etc… are becoming very popular for many reason. They allow us to track our health in areas such as measuring exercise, heart rate, calorie intake and also keep close watch on someone’s vitals.
I think that wearable devices are such smart invention. They are for the sole purpose of mining health, reaching your goals and preventing problems. People are so accustomed to typing in their symptoms on google and then results come up with such things like cancer and then it freaks you out(I have done this before). This in no way is a substitute for a professional opinion, but wearing one of these can help you keep track of yourself and maybe if something isn’t going right, it will push you to see medical help.
I have always wanted an Apple Watch and when I finally get one I am very excited to be able to have that technology to keep track of myself and goals right at my wrist.