Digital Citizenship Habit #5 – Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood

In Grade 2J we’ve been continuing on with learning about digital citizenship.

The 5th habit we’ve been learning about is Seek to Understand, Then to Be Understood.

This means we will:

  •  listen to and understand more than one point of view.
  •  evaluate information we get from the web to know if it is valid. We know that not everything we read, hear or see online is true.
  •  make smart decisions about what we watch, play and send, and will ask our parents if we are not sure what’s appropriate.

In class today we discussed that the purpose of some sites is to make people feel good about a product and want to buy it.  To prove that point, we went to and played some games (see the slideshow).  It WAS alot of fun; we made our own fireworks shows, created our own monster coloring sheet (which students took home today), and  made an “Elvis” snowman.  However, the “moral” of our lesson was to understand that even though many websites are entertaining and we can have a lot of fun, they sometimes want us to buy things or subscribe to things.

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Each Grade 2J student brought home a contract titled 7 Habits of Digital Citizenship: Seek First to Understand. Your child should be able to talk to you about each part of the contract, but if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.  If you and your child have not already done so, please read, complete and return it to school as soon as possible. Remember…our goal is to develop skills to help keep our children safe online.

Click HERE for the link to the video from the contract.

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