Keeping Students Safe in a Digital World
We may think of our students’ online, mobile, and technological activities as “digital life,” but to them it’s just life. In their world, being able to connect and communicate 24/7 from just about any location is normal.Phones aren’t simply for phone calls anymore but for listening to music,sending texts, filming videos, snapping and sharing photos, and accessing the Internet. Our students are using computers and tablets to socialize, stream video, and create movies and songs. And they can connect and communicate 24/7 from just about any location.
Why does digital citizenship matter?
At CCTA we want our students to make good decisions so they can take advantage of the powerful technology that fills their lives both at school and at home. But in order to make good choices, students must know how the digital world works. The stakes are high because our students’ technological abilities can be greater than their maturity and judgment.Having unrestricted access to information and people can result in gaining a wealth of information and experiences. But it can also mean accessing inappropriate content and exposure to risks such as:
- Cyber bullying
- Digital relationships
- Compromising their privacy
- Establishing a damaging Digital Footprint
That’s why CCTA has partnered with Common Sense Media to provide resources, tips, videos, and other materials to help parents and teachers keep our students safe in the digital world. Click on the Making Sense Blog, in the navigation panel, to view helpful information on how to encourage your children to become responsible digital citizens.
Digital Citizenship Vision Statement
College, Career and Technology Academy is dedicated to educating students who are prepared to engage in on-line activities as responsible digital citizens who participate safely, effectively, ethically, and respectfully in all aspects of digital life.