Digital Citizenship Awareness
The heaviest users of online tools and social media are our young people. Sadly, many teens are unconcerned about the dangers of sharing personal information online. In hopes to prove to them the dangers of online predators, phishing, and cyber-bullying; they have been discussing internet safety and digital citizenship in Junior High Computer Applications class.
In conjunction with the lesson about internet safety & digital citizenship, each of the 8th graders in Mrs. Leatherman’s Computer Apps class created a pledge poster adding graphics and slogans about internet safety. Their pledge posters were made digitally, printed, and required a signature from the student and the students’ parents – in hopes it will offer an opportunity for them to discuss computer use at home.
After presenting the pledges to their classmates, each of them voted on their favorites. The five top pledges were made by: Makenzie Deprey, Kinlee Whetstine, Lillian Strohl, Sadie Leach, and Tia Randall. The winner of the class voting went to Makenzie Deprey with this colorful and informational pledge.
The junior high is with Mrs. Leatherman for a quarter of the year as they cycle through electives offered at DWJHS. The students will go on to learn about the hardware and software of a computer, how it is built, and what the components do. Then they will develop a series of word processing applications. At the end of the quarter, each student will have an impressive portfolio to share.