Both parents and teachers should educate children on digital citizenship, social media is too risky!
It is not only the resposiblity of teachers but most especially there is a great part of the parents to interfere on the chidlren’s wellbeing on social media platforms. So when I say “we” i should mean (as parents and teachers) have the greater responsibility to educate the young people so that they are aware of safeguarding their personal information this is I think the formost critical issue. Students should be aware of the importance of protecting their personal information online, such as avoiding revealing too much personal information on social media, using strong passwords, and understanding the implications of sharing their data with third-party services. We should also educate students that they should be aware of the importance of respecting copyright laws, understanding the distinctions between fair use, public domain, and Creative Commons. The Online Privacy Awareness must also be informed the students, they should be aware of their online privacy, understanding the implications of sharing data online and understanding how to adjust their privacy settings on social media and other online platforms. Another critical issue that we should educate our children is the cyberbullying. Students should be aware of the risks of cyberbullying, understanding how to identify and respond to online harassment, as well as how to report and diminish it.
The cyberbullying is a very serious issue that can post emotionals and psychological consequences. Cyberbullying is too risky for their mental and emotional health. It may affect all aspects of their wellbeing.
There maybe times that our chidlren will fall into scams. So digital literacy is another critical issues to be educated. Students should be aware of the importance of understanding how to assess the credibility of online sources and how to recognize online scams.
Lastly digital rights and responsibilities must be taught evan at an early age. Our children or students should be aware of their digital rights and responsibilities when using digital technology, including the rights of others. They should understand the importance of respecting copyrights and other intellectual property laws, and the potential legal consequences of engaging in illegal activities online.
Let’s all educate ourselves, let’s create a safe, better and happier community for our children and future generations to come!