Whether we are a digital immigrant or a digital native, the internet and the online world is a part of our everyday life. As adults and digital immigrants, this means that we have to learn and be up to date with the resources, tools and communication avenues which are used by our students today. This additionally emphasizes the importance of building and trustworthy relationship with your child as it is your relationship that is going to help drive your child in making appropriate, respectful decisions in the online world.
This week, Tech Integration Specialist Tony Potts and Elementary School Counselor Kimberly Leiske presented to GWAPA Parents the importance of Digital Citizenship in the world today. In this presentation, they shared pertinent resources and conversation that will assist parents in learning more about the importance of life online. Parents were introduced to the GWA Digital Citizenship Weebly as an amazing tool for resources, conversation starters, videos and ongoing weekly blog posts. Share the resource with your children, friends and family. It is time to familiarize yourself and help raise awareness of the importance of online safety in the world today. This is a great way to initiate conversation with your child for Safer Internet Day this February 11th.
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