Today's world is very different from the world that some of your parents and grandparents grew up in. There were no such things as "cell phones" that you could carry in your pocket and instantly access friends, family and even that thing called the "Internet". TVs were in their infancy, getting only twelve channels, and with no ability to "record" anything. If you weren't sitting at home when it came on TV, you missed it! And computers?! What's a computer?
Along with all of the benefits that cell phones with their instant communication, TVs with unlimited channels and recording ability, and computers which allow for immediate access to almost any information in the world, there are some drawbacks to all these technologies as well; with the good, the bad. But that doesn't make technology a beast to be ignored or feared, it simply means there are effective ways to use this technology that allow for the benefits without the possible detriments. This is called: digital citizenship.
In this activity, you will be investigating two of the more common ways that technology can be a problem: cyberbullying and plagiarism. You will also investigate methods to address both of these situations.
Your task in this activity will be to ultimately produce a trifold brochure that gives other students a reason why they should participate in digital citizenship. It should also explain what they should do if they are being harassed digitally by someone else. The brochure should be interesting, eye-catching and appeal to students creating a desire to read it and learn more. View this attached rubric before beginning your assignment