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Cyber Safety

Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship is the etiquette, behavior, and manners that you show while online. Many students are utilizing the internet for school and social reasons.   It is important that students understand the importance of digital etiquette before they post, tweet, email, text, etc.  Many do not understand the permanence of the “Respond” or “Send” button. Please take some time to review the following links for parent information, activities, games, and videos that will help open the line of communication about digital citizenship and reinforce ideas taught at the AAHS.

Startling Statistics:
-95% of teens use the Internet
-55% of online teens ages 12-17 have created a profile on a social networking site such as Facebook
-47% of online teens have uploaded photos where others can see them, though many restrict access to the photos in some way
-14% of online teens have posted videos online

(Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project)
http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/230/report_display.asp

Visit these sites to learn about digital citizenship, play games reinforcing good digital citizenship, and watch videos.