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ERIC Number: EJ954323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
Promote Digital Citizenship through School-Based Social Networking
Winn, Matthew R.
Learning & Leading with Technology, v39 n4 p10-13 Dec 2011-Jan 2012
Just as participation in social networking has grown, so has media coverage of inappropriate activity online. Teacher-student relationships and cyberbullying are just a few of the stories that seem to make the news on a regular basis. For educators, this is particularly troubling, considering how few students know what is appropriate when using social networking tools. With the legal, moral, and ethical risks associated with online communication, it is understandable why many school districts hesitate to use social networking as a way to prepare students to be safe and responsible digital citizens. There are, however, new social networks that allow for tighter control. These networks allow students to communicate with their peers, teachers, and administrators on a platform that is open and accountable. In this article, the author discusses the school-based social network that Southwest Christian School in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, uses which lets teachers integrate social networking into their curricula while teaching students appropriate online etiquette. (Contains 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas