Raising a Digital Child: A Digital Citizenship Handbook for Parents

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HomePage Books, 2009 - Education - 167 pages
As a parent, do you ever wonder how you can possibly keep up with all the new technologies your children take for granted? Cell phones, online games, instant messaging, social networking, and other technologies have all become so important in the daily of lives of young people. The kids view this new digital culture as a normal way of life, even though as parents you may feel overwhelmed by all the unfamiliar challenges. Cyber bullies, stalkers, identity theft, intellectual property theftits hard to know just what you can do to confront the risks.

You want your children to enjoy all the benefits a technological society has to offer, but at the same time, you want them to stay safe and act as responsible members of society. Raising a Digital Child is your guide to many of the newest and most popular technologies, in parent-friendly language, along with discussions of the risks each might harbor, and the types of behaviors that every child should learn in order to become good a citizen in this new digital world.

Also available:

Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools - ISBN 1564842347
Safe Practices for Life Online: A Guide for Middle and High School - ISBN 1564842487

About the Author

Mike Ribble has served as a classroom biology teacher, a secondary school administrator, a network manager for a community college, and a university instructor. He received a doctorate in educational leadership from Kansas State University. He is also co-author of the best-selling Digital Citizenship in Schools (ISTE 2007).

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Digital Citizen Creed
Bringing Digital Citizenship
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About the author (2009)

Mike Ribble has served as a classroom teacher, a secondary school administrator, a network manager and a university instructor. His nine elements of digital citizenship have informed audiences around the world and inspired dialogue around responsible technology use. Ribble has presented at national and international conferences and started the ISTE Digital Citizenship Professional Learning Network. He offers resources for teaching digital citizenship on his website (digitalcitizenship.org).

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