What’s your online identity?! Who are you? Are you a happy, silly, mad, miserable, victim, bully, adventurous person? What you post online is out there FOREVER!!!
Digital Citizenship is an online identity of what you post. In one article that I read teachers found a student that they thought was a really good student and when that student used the same hashtag as them on twitter they looked the students profile and they were amazed at what the student posted. I thought this was a little scary because there are a lot of younger children on Facebook and Twitter now and some of the things they post I am sure they would be embarrassed knowing their teacher found them or even worse their future boss. I know just looking at the memories from previous years on my facebook I am just like uhhhh why was I so weird!?!?
As a future teacher I have always thought that if I am able to teach the upper elementary kids I will have them use twitter for assignments. I know this is not good to admit but I forgot that whatever they post is saved on the internet. When and If I use this I will be sending out permission slips because some parents don’t want their children on social media until they feel like they are old enough. I lived with a family where the mom did not want pictures or anything posted of her children until she felt like it was okay.
After researching on Digital Citizenship I learned more information on how to better use the internet. I also had a good reminder that whatever I post will be able to see for anyone who looks me up. Some good information that I found was through several of the websites that we were given to research. I felt like I gained a better understanding from the articles that were read.
I also thought about how kids are easily bullied now online and my role as a teacher to help students to know how to inform kids how to prevent this from happening.
When I finished reading the articles and exploring them it raised some curiosity in me to see what my identity was. I put my name into google and was not able to find much and then when I searched Alyssa Boller twitter or Alyssa Boller wordpress I found everything from the assignments we have done for this class. I was surprised that I could not find myself on facebook since I find myself constantly on there or the selfies I have taken.