The Seven Habits of Digital Citizenship

7 Habits of Digital Citizenship

  • Be Proactive:

I can choose my responses to

others online & take responsibility

for myself.  I understand that the whole world is watching.

 

  • Begin with the End in Mind:

I can make smart decisions:  I will never give out my personal information online.

        I will always ask my parents.

 

  • Put First Things First:

I can do my homework or other chores first and then I can

ask my parents if I can play on the computer/personal device.

 

  • Think Win-Win:

When I am on the computer/personal device,

I can solve problems by communicating politely & appropriately

with others.

 

  • Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood:

I can listen to and understand more than one point of view.

I can understand that my parents and teachers

will have rules about my computer/personal device time.

 

  • Synergize:

I can learn from others online.

 

  • Sharpen the Saw:

I can balance my computer/personal device time with other positive elements

in my life such as family time, reading, recreation and work, etc.

Modified from Covey, 2008

 

 

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Further Detail For Student Discussion

 

Be Proactive:

I can choose my responses to

others online & take responsibility

for myself.  I understand that the whole world is watching.

 

  • I use technology at school to enhance my understanding responsibly
  • I choose to use my technology appropriately as defined by my school and classroom
  • I choose to use my technology for the task it is intended for
  • I understand that my technology is my responsibility.

 

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  • Begin with the End in Mind:

I can make smart decisions:  I will never give out my personal information online.

        I will always ask my parents.

 

  • I have a plan for my technology. (Research, enhanced learning, sharpening the saw) and use it for the task I agreed to use it for.

 

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  • Put First Things First:

I can do my homework or other chores first and then I can

ask my parents if I can play on the computer.

 

  • I can use my technology to enhance my learning only use the device for entertainment when my work is complete, during assigned times and I have permission.

 

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  • Think Win-Win:

When I am on the computer,

I can solve problems by communicating politely & appropriately

with others.

 

  • I can choose appropriate ways to use my technology. I understand that communicating during class time on a mobile device is not allowed.
  • All communication between parents must be made through the office during school hours. This helps to keep students safe and the office aware of changes that could affect busing and pickups.  

 

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Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood:

I can listen to and understand more than one point of view.

I can understand that my parents and teachers

will have rules about my computer time.

 

  • I understand that while at school my personal technology is to be used as directed by my teacher. Texting, phone calls, and social media are not for use during school hours unless directed by the teacher.
  • I understand that my device can be confiscated if I choose to use the device for things other than what is intended for the task.

 

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  • Synergize:

I can learn from others online.

 

  • I can use technology to work with other to show my learning
  • I can use technology to share ideas, plan, research and collaborate with others

 

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Sharpen the Saw:

I can balance my computer time with other positive elements

in my life such as family time, reading, recreation and work, etc.

 

  • I understand that technology is one of many recreational activities

 

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