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ERIC Number: EJ1080541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5804
Social Studies Special Issue: Civic Literacy in a Digital Age
VanFossen, Phillip J.; Berson, Michael J.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v8 n2 p122-124 2008
Young people today consume large amounts of information through various media outlets and simultaneously create and distribute their own messages via information and communication technologies and massively multiplayer online gaming. In doing so, these "digital natives" are often exposed to violent, racist, or other deleterious messages. Additionally, these digital citizens must navigate issues of information security, privacy, and identity theft. Because efforts to control access to information and exposure to these risks are fraught with difficulties, the most effective way to safeguard students and young citizens is through education. Children and youth need instruction on the application of skills for critical analysis and ethical decision making as citizens in a digital world.
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Language: English
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