Author danah boyd's book It's Complicated: the Social Lives of Networked Teens has got parents and educators rethinking how teens use digital media. In a post on MiddleWeb, teacher Kevin Hodgson breaks down what boyd's findings mean for teachers trying to teach and model good digital citizenship skills. Two key points include listening to students, especially because they may have a very different relationship to online spaces than adult mentors; and explicitly teaching students how to find and understand online media. Kids need to know how to judge what's true and what's not in the online world.
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