Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Importance of Teaching Digital Citizenship

As I begin preparing for the 2013-2014 school year, I am not thinking twice about teaching Digital Citizenship. When reflecting on how fast technology is being implemented throughout the schools in my school board, Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), I feel strongly about the importance of educating students, parents, teachers and administration about internet safety. There are more and more resources online (e.g., NETS, Ophea) that provide information for school communities. There are some ministries that have implemented Digital Citizenship in their curriculum (e.g, Alberta, Quebec). As a teacher, it is motivating to know that I have support from my board (OCSB) who has started to provide more resources about digital citizenship to implement in our teaching.

As a leader in technology, I hope to do my best to bring awareness and inform my new school community about the importance of educating students to become responsible digital citizens.

"In order to help students become effective
digital citizens, we must help them see
technology that is largely invisible to them."
 Jason B. Ohler (Digital Community, Digital Citizen)


  1. Wishing a great and exciting new learning year at the new school. Looking forward to connecting and sharing our students' learning.

  2. This image is fabulous! Thanks for sharing this.