Digital Smarts - Teaching Digital Citizenship Sooner

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Children today are introduced to technology at a very early age, but most schools don’t tackle the concept of digital literacy until middle school or beyond. What can parents and teachers do to foster an understanding of what it means to be a good digital citizen in very young children? Carmela Knowles, author of the Piano and Laylee booklets on online safety, takes up this subject in a blog post on eSchool News, and while written primarily for teachers, her four suggestions are valuable for parents to understand and work with as well.