Digital Citizenship & Internet Maturity for Students

For a school to survive & thrive in the 21st century, having an active DCIM program is mission critical! Here are 4 big reasons to adopt the DCIM program in your school...

"We want our school to become NEP ready and undergo a digital transformation!"

You will certainly be the leaders of tomorrow! Becoming NEP ready and becoming a 21st century school through digital transformation, is basically the same thing. The DCIM skills of your teachers & students will build the foundation for both these ambitious objectives. Build a strong one!
#NEP    #DigitalTransformation    #21stCenturySchool
If you read the NEP document in detail, you can see that it is very much a guideline for the digital transformation of schools and colleges. Becoming NEP ready is not just about complying with a government policy, it also makes your school ready for 21st century education trends like flip teaching, and thus fit to survive in the 21st century education industry. To excel in all the teaching-learning scenarios specified in the NEP, DCIM skills are absolutely essential for your students & teachers.

"Digital Discipline problems are rising among our students. They must learn constructive & good use of the Internet."

It's quite a challenge! Issues like cyberbullying, confession pages, plagiarism etc are spreading like a wild fire among students. Traditional disciplining methods don't solve this problem. You must hit the problem at its root - lack of Internet Maturity in students.
#Cyberbullying   #ConfessionPages   #Plagiarism   #GamingAddiction   #SocialMediaAddiction   #Pornography   #Hacking
Unless you teach mindful and purposeful use of the Internet to your students, they won't engage in the constructive use of it. The mindless & negative use of digital technologies arise out of lack of Internet maturity among children. The Digital Citizenship & Internet Maturity program is based on the behaviour modification science. DCIM skills can transform a child's online behaviour from negative/destructive to positive/constructive.
Two tablet computers showing transition from bad to good digital discipline in a school

"We want to prepare our students for success in the 21st century world."

What a noble mission! And, what an amazing alumni network you will boast of! The most important factor in making your plan successful will be the DCIM program of your school.
#21stCenturySkills   #21stCenturyJobs   #InternetMaturity   #FutureCareers   #LifeSkills
Globally, the most agreed upon learning-goals for students for success in the 21st century are known as '4 Cs' - Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity. When these '4 Cs' are applied to digital world and combined with cyber safety, they become Internet Maturity. No child can even dream about success in the 21st century without learning the following thoroughly:
  • - how to make the most productive use of the Internet in education & career, and
  • - how to stay safe from all the threats & risks of the Internet.
The only way for your students to master these skills is to study the subject of 'Digital Citizenship & Internet Maturity' comprehensively.

"We want to create a great online reputation for our school."

That has become so important! You must understand the difference between online reputation and digital marketing. Digital marketing is temporary and expensive. Online reputation is permanent and free! It's actually the by-product of the Internet maturity of your students & teachers.
#OnlineReputation   #SocialMedia   #Respect   #Goodwill
A great online reputation and lots of goodwill among parents are the BONUS which your school gets, if you provide DCIM Skills to your students & teachers. That's because Internet mature students & teachers can create excellent digital content (articles, discussions, videos, photos, presentations etc) to enrich your school's website and social media pages. They are able to maintain their personal online reputations good, which adds to your school's online reputation. This cannot be achieved through any kind of paid marketing campaigns. Also, your DCIM program can attract praise from organizations like the CBSE, UNICEF, your local Cyber Police etc, because it automatically implements their recommendations[anchor to recommendations] too.
DCIM education is strongly recommended by
There is an urgent need to address and mitigate the risks associated with widespread use of ICT while simultaneously taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by these technologies. The concept of digital citizenship helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what children, students and users of technology should know to use technology appropriately and responsibly. The proactive approach of digital citizenship education could foster a favourable environment to encourage responsible and safe use of ICT among children and youth with support from schools, teachers, parents/guardians, policymakers, industry leaders and other key stakeholders.
UNICEF Report: Child Online Protection in India - 2016
Young digital citizens need to equip themselves – from early years and with ample support from those around them – with the knowledge, skills, and attitude to take advantage of the opportunities and be resilient in the face of risks. There is a clear need for specific training on the risks related to ICT use, not only for young people but their guardians (parents and teachers) as well. A core competency of digital citizenship should address how to use these technologies in an ethical, safe, and responsible way...
UNESCO Report: Fostering Digital Citizenship through Safe and Responsible Use of ICT
Learning to be an effective digital citizen is not something that happens if we don’t actively teach it... And preparing a generation of effective digital citizens is the most important thing we can do to ensure our democracy for the future.
Richard Culatta, CEO, ISTE
Since our students are using technology to play, learn, and communicate while at home and at school, they should be learning how to use that technology responsibly. Full integration of digital citizenship and media literacy curriculum materials into every class and every content area — at every grade level — should be the goal to meet this need.
The Digital Citizenship Advisory Committee (OSPI, WA, USA )
If YES, then you must embrace the REAL and internationally accepted solution

Provide Digital Citizenship & Internet Maturity education to all students! Especially the teenagers.

What's the best way to teach DCIM to your students?

Simple. Provide them the online courses by!

Self paced
Students learn DCIM at their own time & place. No separate classes needed.

Based on a well-researched curriculum framework.

Chapters inlcude animated videos, online quizzes and hands-on activities.

Positive Side Effects of DCIM Program in School

Reputation is everything for a School! Your online reputation depends directly on the online reputation of your students. DCIM program ensures that your students create a great online reputation for themselves and hence for the School too. No paid marketing campaign can do this for you! It also makes your School ready for 21st century education trends like flip teaching.

There are many who'll thank you!

Your Alumni will thank you for making their lives & career. The Parents will thank you for solving their huge parenting problem. The Cyber Police will thank you for reducing their policing burden. And The Government will thank you for strengthening the Digital India mission!
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  • Free trial (full access for one user) for our foundation course 'Digital Citizenship & Internet Maturity Powers'
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  • Assessment of your answers and receiving the answer key for the exam 'NEP, AI & the Internet'.

Useful Resources for School Leaders

A FREE Toolkit for Running the DCIM Club in School.

An open curriculum framework for Digital Citizenship & Internet Maturity.

A draft of an 'Acceptable Use Policy' for your school. Extremely important stuff!

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