Internet safety has been a concern for policymakers and educators since the moment technology, particularly the Internet, was introduced to classrooms. Increasingly many school systems are evolving that focus from simply minimizing risk and blocking access, to more responsible use policies and strategies that empower the student as a digital citizen. Digital citizenship initiatives also seek to prepare students to live in a world where online hate and radicalization are all too common.
- How can technology be used to improve digital citizenship and to what extent is technology providing new challenges to digital citizenship?
- How should we access information effectively and form good evaluate its accuracy?
- How should we develop the skills to engage with others respectfully and in a sensitive and ethical manner?
- How should we develop an appropriate balance between instruction and nurturing student behaviors that ensure ICT (Information and communications technology) is used safely and responsibly?