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Educating Parents
Educating Parents

Parents play a key role in educating students about digital citizenship. However, one of the challenges schools face in partnering with parents to educate students about digital citizenship is that many parents don’t know what they don’t know. Parents have differing levels of knowledge and awareness, depending on a variety of factors that include personal experience, socioeconomic status, and parenting styles. Even proactive, educated parents often have large gaps in their understanding of digital citizenship. Thus, parent education plays a critical role in helping our students become good digital citizens.

When today’s parents were themselves children, the social media tools so prevalent today did not exist. As a result, parents often have no personal experiences or role models to draw from when ...

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