Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-30-2022

Keywords

Digital Citizenship; Elementary; Digital Citizen; Digital Footprint; Digital Footprint; Remote Learning; Covid-19; Pandemic; British Columbia; Canada; Technology; Digital Curriculum; Media Specialist; Technology Skills; Focus Group; Digital Platform

Abstract

This study aimed to identify the need for digital citizenship teaching in the elementary school setting. It aimed to address the question, how can teachers effectively teach and implement digital citizenship in a Kindergarten to grade 4 elementary school? A small purposive focus group determined an obvious need for educators to have clear direction and guidance in the area of digital citizenship at the elementary school. This group of educators emphasized that digital citizenship is extremely important as the world increasingly offers online options for many services, including education. Furthermore, it is imperative for schools to partner with families in the area of digital citizenship. All stakeholders in the education system, administration, teachers, support staff, parents and students would benefit from clear, established boundaries regarding digital citizenship. Due to the ongoing global pandemic of Covid-19, it is important to understand the role elementary educators have in helping to guide and direct students about digital citizenship at a young age.

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Text

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Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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