Anne Collier, digital parenting guru and author of the must read NetFamilyNews blog, has a really great post on digital citizenship. As usual, she provides some keen insight on kids, parenting and the social web.
These are some of the same issues that Mercedes Fisher and grappled with as we developed a knowledge management and digital citizenship program for the National College of Ireland way back in 2006. It interesting that we are still trying to navigate this new digital and social world.
Here's an excerpt from Anne's post:
The “global village” is increasingly mirrored on the living Internet – the one that we the users update in real time with our thoughts, images, behavior, sociality, and productions.
I hadn’t thought about the overused global-village metaphor in a while, but it resurfaced at the end of an important piece about “The End of Forgetting” in the New York Times Magazine yesterday – what it calls “the first great existential crisis [and I'd add most basic parenting crisis] of the digital age.”
What we all, including and maybe especially parents, are being called on to consider is, what the indelible memory of the social Internet – if it remains indelible – does to something civilization has long valued: redemption, the chance to change or even reinvent ourselves.
Read more over on www.netfamilynews.org