After our EC&I lecture on Digital Citizenship, Harmony McMillian and I decided that we needed to reach out to our parents at the school where we both teach. We needed to share the information that we learned from class to help them raise connected caring citizens. We decided to host a parent engagement night and present some of the good and some of the not so good.
Originally for this project, I had wanted to make books for the K-2 level about The Best Digital Me I Can Be. I haven’t given this up. I am still writing the books and want to get them published on paper, not digital form. There are already tons of great digital resources but not as much in print. If a parent is uncomfortable with online activity these books may educate them and give them a push.
With that being said, I still want to create something useful for parents. I am searching for and creating activities for parents to do with their kids to encourage positive online activity. My questions for you are:
What positive experiences do you have with your kids online?
What ways to you teach them be a positive digital citizen?
How to you share your rules and expectations about online behaviour?
If you don’t have children, what ways could you see all of the above looking like in a home?
Thank you in advance for sharing your expertise and experiences at home!