As parents, our job is to teach our children to be upstanding citizens, modeling the behavior we wish to see our children exhibit. From a technological standpoint, responsible digital citizenship is a parent’s job to teach, and it extends far beyond simple Internet etiquette. An integral lesson of digital citizenship is understanding what an upstander is, and continually working towards being an upstander.
Do unto others
I raise my son by the Golden Rule, and while he’s still very young, the Golden Rule applies to his dealings with others, both virtually and in-person. Being an upstander goes beyond the old, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” phrase, it’s about behaving in a righteous way, no matter the actions of others.
If I were to ask you to name all of the different ways children are cyberbullied, could you? Educate yourself about cyberbullying, and its many forms, and teach