Let me begin with a huge disclaimer.. These posters are not intended to substitute for true, open and honest discussions with kids, nor are they meant to replace the daily modeling that should be taking place in showing kids how to be a great digital citizen through our own actions. I’ve always been open with students. These statements on these posters are a result of discussions that happened within our classroom and most importantly, they are not just some ‘rules’ that I posted at the start of the year and expected kids to understand and follow. Being a great digital citizen is a process. It doesn’t happen overnight. But, in too many classrooms, schools, and homes, it’s not happening at all. Kids are growing up in a digital world, that is a given. But, being responsible with technology use? That’s an option that we can be a part of each and every day. Not just by hanging a poster, but by living it.

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