I think that the short 2-minute video did a pretty good job showing what digital citizenship is and being effective in a short amount of time. I think that the 9 elements all coincide with NETS standards for teachers and their vision of digital citizenship as well. I think that the video lacked giving a clear indication of what each element consisted of. I think a younger audience (middle and high school students) would benefit from hearing examples of each element since digital citizenship is a part of the NETS standards for students as well.
According to the NETS for students, Digital Citizenship is all about practicing safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology, having a positive attitude towards technology, demonstrating personal responsibility for lifelong learning, and exhibiting leadership for digital citizenship. For teachers it is all about promoting these ideas and being an example to the students. The video Digital Citizenship: Who will you be? was also simple yet affective in getting the point across. Asking questions such as:
Safe or sorry?
Real or fake?
Share a little or a lot?
Create/credit or steal?
Bully or protect?
I think that if I was teaching a younger age group (about 5th to 6th grade) this would be the type of video I would show to get them discussing digital citizenship as an ice breaker into the lesson. I think that it would be an interesting to show them a video like this and not tell them what it was about and see what they felt it related too.
Finally, the last article titled Social Media and Digital Citizenship reiterates the fact that we need to start introducing the elements of digital citizenship at a younger age. Even if technology isn’t as advanced in the classroom, it’s still out there and social media sites are more popular than ever. Statistics such as 20% of teens ages 12-17 feel that people are mostly unkind on social media websites should be a red flag indicating we need to start addressing these issues at younger ages instead of after students have already come into the midst of sites that can be potentially harmful.