Digital Citizenship By Ella Jones STLP Hiseville Elementary Cyber-Reporter As l walked around looking at the projects, this one caught my eye. It was called Digital Citizenship. I bet you’re wondering what that means. This booth was all about how to be safe online and boy did I want to know. My parents are always concerned about what I am doing on my iPad or iPod while online. They remind me daily how dangerous it can be for children my age. Therefore, I thought this showcase was just for me. I thought this project was good because the whole project was done by elementary students in Allen County. I also thought the group came up with a very clever idea. The project board also had lots of pictures and captions. The word DANGER was used as an acronym to tell people how to be safe online. What a great way to help you remember! D stands for do you really know who you are talking to? A stands for any photos or videos can be changed. N stands for never cyber bully and G is go to websites that are appropriate. E stands for everybody can see everything you post or put online. R stands for respect all websites. When I went up to the table, the students began explaining the importance of being safe while using the internet. I never realized that everything you put on the internet stays on the internet FOREVER! Wow, that’s a long time. They reminded me to be very careful of everything I post because one day it could come back to haunt me. I now know to go to safe websites that can be trusted. That’s very important. I learned from this STLP project an acronym that will help me remember online safety. The word DANGER will help me remember all the things that will keep me safe while using the internet. I learned how important it is to be a good citizen while being online. Hopefully, many others will learn how to be a good digital citizen too.