This week in library, our 2nd Graders have been moving along with our Reed Digital Citizenship .
Before the break, I began the program by asking students what we all consider to be basic safety rules when out and about on a field trip. Once we had these down, we then talked about "Going Places Safely" online - how it's actually not that different to going places in the real world.
Going anywhere "online", is in itself, a tricky concept. As much as students these days may be tech savvy, the concept of the internet itself & all its potential is fairly abstract and not always something they're equipped to comprehend as yet.
Therefore, keeping it simple, we boiled it down to a few rules that are handy for parents to know too!
When going place safely online we always:
....And this is just the beginning for our 2nd Graders in equipping themselves with the tools to successfully navigate the tech world around us.
So what came next?!
This week, we discussed the concept of "Private Information" - what is it exactly? What kind of "stuff" do we need, to keep to ourselves or share only with trusted grownups?
Our list includes:
One tool to help retain out private information online, is the creation of a Username. Thanks to our 1:1 iPad program & the many games, Apps, educational resources online kids are interacting with - a username was by no means a foreign concept,
How to create one without any private information though? That was our focal point & students walked away with a few tools on how to do that & a confident understanding of the importance of it as well.
Next week - passwords! And let's hope they do a better job at remembering them than I do!
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