Last Tuesday it was me and Jessica( now my good friend thanx to this debate) vs JR and Laura and we were debating on this controversial topic “Educators and schools have a responsibility to help students develop a digital footprint”. Me and Jess were opposing the topic. Trust me both of us ended with this topic as we both were late to pick a topic. And we both new going against this topic means ultimate loss.
The more we started digging and tried to save our face we started to realize actually it should not be teachers responsibility you know! We teachers already have way too much on our plate, we are already tired and burn out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=junOQydzmk4 and taking blames for the bad results of the students! On top of that having extra burden of getting sued by parents for helping their kids for whatever they post in the internet! I do not want that!
Yes I understand we can guide our kids on what is right and what is wrong, helping them to be a good human being, a responsible citizen, they will eventually create positive footprint I am sure of that. And that is exactly what one of Jess’s students believe! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QO4eTspMNFWEn3Ep_m3uloDIRHiZOeHM/view?ts=6410094d
Well the debate went well I would say…. Me and Jess have thoroughly enjoyed. We have lost but I would say it was a win as we have managed to pull a good percentage from the pre-vote to our side. And line from Dr. Alec that ‘Mic Dropped’ after our closing argument has really made our day!!!!
Hey Rahima, I can understand your and Jessica’s concerns about teachers already having a lot on their plate and the fear of being sued by parents for their children’s online behavior. However, I think it’s important to remember that developing a positive digital footprint is crucial in today’s society, where employers and college admissions officers often check an applicant’s online presence before making a decision.
While it may not be solely the responsibility of educators to teach students about digital footprints, they can certainly play a role in educating and guiding their students. By providing resources and information about the importance of online behavior, teachers can help students to make informed decisions about their online presence.
Overall, I found your debate was enjoyable for everyone and we were all able to gain some new insights and perspectives on digital footprints and citizenship.
Thank you Bredon, much appreciable!!