Digital Citizenship: Dos


Be the Definition of a Digital Citizen

"Digital citizens are learners who use their technology-driven powers conscientiously - and with empathy - to help make the world a better place." (ISTE)


Curate Your Online Image

You are the creator of your own brand. What you post and share online will either make or break your brand. Be choosy with your images and your words to ensure your posts and content match the image (or brand) you're building and maintaining. Don't want it to last forever?? Then don't put it online.


Be a Critical Thinker

Not everything online is true or reliable. Take time to analyze what you are consuming. Is it true? Is it kind? Does it have value? Remember, you are using your valuable time consuming and sharing digital content. What are you getting out of your screen time?


See Something, Say Something

This is not just a campaign slogan. Report harmful behavior, especially cyber bullying, to a teacher or school employee. Even if it's not directed towards you, report it.


Digital Etiquette

No... Not table manners. Post in ways that promote positivity and kindness. Post in ways that respect yourself and others. There is enough negativity in this world; be a part of the solution, not the problem. This leads to the next point...


Stop Feeding the Trolls

This is not a joke! What am I talking about? People who thrive on provoking others by posting negative and inflammatory things online. If we stop feeding them, they no longer have a reason to do what they do. STARVE THEM OUT!


Know Your Audience

We change the way we speak in face-to-face situations based on who we're speaking to. We should adjust the way we post online based on the audience who will be viewing that post. And as always, remember that NOTHING is truly private when it's online.


Keep Your Info Safe

I'm not talking passwords (though you should keep those safe). I'm talking about check-ins, Snapchat map visibility, and even explicitly giving someone (online) your address or other personal information. Just don't do it!


Oversharing: Think Before You Post Top 10 Things to Think About Before You Post 1.	Remember the golden rule 2.	Don’t brag 3.	Avoid TMI 4.	Think about the reader 5.	Keep relationship details to yourself 6.	Don’t be cryptic 7.	Quit complaining 8.	Curate your photos 9.	Change your settings 10.	Post smart Brought to you by Common Sense and Flocabulary Oversharing © 2014 Visit commonsense.org to learn more


Top 10 Things to Think About Before You Post Oversharing: Think Before You Post Social Media can be complicated. Here’s some things to help you post smart. Flocab, let’s go.  I might show you where I’m going, But I think before I’m posting. All my pictures have been chosen,  Not just posting whatever, whatever, whatever… (x2) So many sites to post pics and post comments,  And make your friends say “holy smokes” like Robin. Your posts live forever, that’s a long time,  So don’t overshare when you go online. Yeah – your digital footprint will stick with ya, So stop and think before you post that picture Or message… Flocab let’s go, The Top 10 Things To Think About Before You Post. #1 Ask yourself if you would say it in real life, If the answer’s no, don’t post it online. And if you wouldn’t want it said about you,  Don’t post it about someone else, that’s the golden rule.  #2 Are your posts vain and narcissistic? About your perfect life, all designed to elicit Jealousy and envy in the people who read it? If so, don’t post that brag, delete it. #3 That’s TMI folks, “I have a rash!” Well, I didn’t want to know. #4 Are you posting every detail of your life?  Who in their right mind is gonna find that nice? “Woke up #bagel #shower,” And 20 more posts in the next half hour. Think about the reader when you’re sharing. Edit your posts, and your friends will keep caring.  #5 A bit like 4, here’s what’s else, Keep your relationship details to yourself.  You don’t need to post every hug and sunset, That might make your single friends feel upset. A moment still has meaning even if you don’t post it,  Know this, now let me get back and focus. #6 The “Cryptic Cliffhanger,” man, Like “Dude no one understands.” It’s a little desperate, begging for attention,  Just be up front off the bat with what you mention. #7 Are your posts all complaining? You really need pity just because it’s raining? #8 Curate your photos like a museum, Don’t post pics you wouldn’t want your grandma seeing. Goes double for anything risky or risqué, That could affect your future in a big way. And that’s doubly doubly true, If it’s a photo of a friend and not just you. #9 Check your privacy settings, I mean it, Want creeps or future employers to read it? You really want your InstaFaceTweets, Like concrete- I mean all over the streets? #10 Post smart, OK? And spread love, that’s the Brooklyn way. I might show you where I’m going, But I think before I’m posting. All my pictures have been chosen,  Not just posting whatever, whatever, whatever… (x2) Brought to you by Common Sense and Flocabulary Oversharing © 2014 Visit commonsense.org to learn more Includes 10 graphics to illustrate the 10 points.