Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Digital Citizenship

Welcome to the Digital Citizenship blog.  The work on Digital Citizenship has been going on for years but now that there is an overwhelming amount of technology out there we are beginning to see issues.  Whenever there is a change in technology as we have seen in the last 20 years there was bound to be some backlash.

What is Digital Citizenship?  It focuses on using technology in an appropriate way, but it does go further than that.  It begins to look at how we are going to work and play in the years to come.  It begins to look at how technology has become a part of our lives to an extent that sometimes it seems hard to separate.  The issue at hand is how we handle the use of technology in our daily lives.

The other part of this issue is that we have an entire generation that has grown up with technology.  By its design the technology community has not imposed many rules or regulations on its users.  Now we are having issues in homes, schools, and in society with how technology is being used.

This blog will begin to explore some of these issues through the nine themes of Digital Citizenship.  If you are interested in this topic go to the site www.digitalcitizenship.net and explore some if the concepts on those pages.  Enjoy the technology, but don't let it become who you are.

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