Digital citizenship and the choices we make

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I am an advocate of using technologies in the classroom. Recently in a discussion about the classroom use of Web2.0 technologies and social media, someone said to me “but what happens if a student does the wrong thing and goes to an inappropriate (porn) site? How can you justify these technologies when this might happen?” My answer was that students can and do make mistakes. In fact we all do! I do not see this as a reason for banning, blocking or heavily filtering digital media or in fact trying to build a barrier between the classroom and the rest of the world!

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