9 Tips: Citizenship in the digital age

Guidelines for being responsible online
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December 10, 2015

The rapid spread of 1-to-1, BYOD and online lessons in K12 districts has brought the concept of digital citizenshipÑthe norms of appropriate, responsible technology useÑto the forefront for school administrators.

School superintendents and principals should promote, model and establish policies for safe, legal and ethical use of digital technology, as well as responsible social interactions, according to the ISTE Standards for Administrators, released last May.

The guidelines in the graphic to the right demonstrate how leaders can translate being a good citizen to being a good digital citizen for students.

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