What is Digital Citizenship?

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Digital citizenship refers to the responsible use of technology by anyone who uses computers, the Internet, and digital devices to engage with society on any level.

As a parent, you might be wondering what apps and games are age-appropriate for your child. How you can help your child enjoy technology and media in a safe way? FCPS recommends a four-pronged approach for supporting children. This approach will help your child become a smart, safe and balanced user of technology.  Parents using the four-pronged approach will:

  • Establish expectations by developing and enforcing media and device plans.
  • Select and use age-appropriate media (games, apps, videos, books, and other media types).
  • Use parental controls to set limits.
  • Support your child’s technology use by using it with them.

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