A digital footprint is a record of everything an individual does online, including the content they upload. Online, information can migrate, persist, and resurface years later. Discuss with your children the risks of sharing information online and thinking critically about what they choose to post and share about themselves online.
Read the Family Tip Sheet: Help Kids Post, Comment, and Upload Responsibly to learn more. Leave a positive digital footprint and share your story on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtags: #LifeReadyWillard #digcit
Cyberbullying is repeated and unwanted mean or hurtful words or behavior that occur online. Sadly, most kids will encounter cyberbullying. Experiences range for minimal and easily forgotten incidents, to situations that have long-lasting effects. Stay involved in your kids' lives, both online and off, so you can step in and offer help if necessary.
Read the Family Tip Sheet: Help Kids Fight Cyberbullying and Other Mean Online Behavior to learn how to dodge the drama and stand up for others. Share your story by posting on Facebook or Twitter and using the hashtags: #LifeReadyWillard #digcit
Digital Citizenship: Device Free Dinner Challenge
Does tech have a place at the table? Quality conversations at dinner time are very important for connecting as a family, and devices at the table may hinder conversations. The Family Dinner Project has some resources to help you manage this.
Take #DeviceFreeDinner Challenge and share your story by posting on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtags: #DeviceFreeDinner #LifeReadyWillard #digcit
Technology and media are everywhere. Instead of only watching and playing, encourage kids to create their own content. Keep media and tech use in check by following a few simple practices such as limiting screen time and establishing expectations.
Read the Family Tip Sheet: Help Kids Balance Their Media Lives for 5 tips. Share your story by posting on Facebook or Twitter and using the hashtags: #LifeReadyWillard #digcit