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Digiteen Area of Awareness: Cultural Awareness

<>.<>. In the dictionary it defines culture as the arts and other manifestations of human. Culture is being aware of someones beliefs, concerns, arts, and how they dress, is all part of culture. Cultural Awareness is the ability to look outside of ourselves and be aware of the cultural values, and customs of the culture we are in. It is understanding of the differences between themselves and people from other countries or other backgrounds, especially differences in attitudes and values.
Cultural is important for everyone to know about and be aware of. Everyone should know how to respect others cultures.
Communicating with patients from different cultures is part of your job in a hospital it also makes a difference if you can communicate with the patient then your relation ship will grow stronger and you will be better knowledge with there culture.
Children who are in different do successful in school and life. Native children do well in two cultures this is not very easy for some of these children but some will do well native parent are suppose to help there children in school.
"Encourage respect for nature, family, self, and all living things and: 1. Listen when elders speak and wait for elders to finish talking before they speak 2. Focus on the body, the spirit and the mind keeping all in balance with the envi- ronment 3. Maintain a positive outlook on all things 4. Think before speaking because words are powerful 5. Protect and preserve nature 6. Recognize the spirit of all living things 7. Be sensitive to the balance and harmony of nature 8. Show an awareness of the way to act with nature 9. Show respect for the beliefs of other."
These are there 1-9 rules that the native are suppose to follow in there life and school. which I think these are your general rules in there native life. They have to follow more rules that is not listed to find the ones that is not listed at this link: also found at bottom)
Cultural Awareness is being confident in your cultures and beliefs. Cultural Awareness is also knowing what your culture is and making sure you know why your culture does such things (celebrating certain holidays, doing certain traditions, etc.). If you do not know a lot about your culture, ask your parents or relatives to see what they know about your culture. Maybe relatives have stories about cultures or distant relatives that are interesting. Your behavior might be an effect from your culture. Cultural Awareness might be difficult but it pays off being able to know why you and your family celebrate different things than others. Cultural Awareness includes picking up knowledge about certain rituals, activities, holiday celebrations, gestures, customs, phrases, traditions, beliefs, etc. that your culture believes in. It can mean understanding cultures, in the process of learning cultures, or knowing about cultures. Even if you do not think you fit in your culture, you should be able to look past yourself to see your cultural beliefs and values.

1. Quappe, Stephanie, and Giovanna Cantatore. "What is Culture Awareness, anyways?." ., 2007. Web. 1 Dec 2011. <>

The Foundation of Cultural Awareness is: Communication witch involves the ability of becoming aware of our cultural values, beliefs, and perceptions.

(Look at picture below to see an example of native people)

  1. "What is Cultural Awareness Anyway? How Do i Build It? ."What is Cultural Awareness Anyway? How Do i Build It?. 2003/2007, 04 Nov 2007. Web. 14 Nov 2011. <>.

    "Cultural Awareness in the Multicultural Workplace ."Kwintessential. Kwintessential, n.d. Web. 28 Nov 2011. <>.

    "cultural awareness in the Multicultural Workplace ."teaching and learning with native americans. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov 2011.<>

Case Studies

.....of the Area of Awareness including how real people and communities have been positively or negatively affected

Global Digital Citizen Code of Behavior

What recommendations do you have for other teens in their code of conduct as it relates to this area where they must be aware of their behavior?
  • Recommendation 1
  • Recommendation 2

Core Competency Areas

Each student is assigned an area of awareness with 4-7 other students. Research and write this together. Although you are assigned ONE area of awareness, you may work with all of your team members to move items into the proper area. Talk about it on the discussion tab! Communicate! Your teachers can see what you do, so feel free to work everywhere WITH your teammates. Best wikis of Digiteen will be named at the end of each school year! Good luck!

Literacy & Fluency

In digital literacy, it is found that younger students tend to have better reading than older students who' s reading is deteriorating day by day with the digital age. Many adults are worried that in this day in age and going into the future that the kids in this world will know nothing about this world and just grow into lazy unreliable people. which is a huge scare for our world. One way companies are trying to go with the flow and migrate with the world is by making educational toys that are electronic for young kids like Leap Frog and V- tech for kids to interact with but still being modern and digital[1] .
It is important for people to join in on this digital literacy age because it is how the rest of the world headed.
Mobility is a possibly upcoming trend in digital literacy. With devices that are smaller an powerful than before, students will be able to do reading or anything educational online.[2]

Students today are so into technology that some people call them N(for net)-gen, D(for digital)-gen, or Digital Natives. Adults that get into technology are called Digital Immigrants because they learn (like all immigrants) how to adapt to their new environment.[3]
Literacy has great vital importance.

Men online get less health information than woman online. Hispanics online listen to music more than whites do.[4]

In India they say it will take until 2060 for it to reach universal literacy. Digital Empowerment has been working around clusters and villages without roads and ghettos. Illiterate people say they are illiterate because of a mental block because of new technologies which is not a good thing. To change this they say we would need to change the definition of literacy[5]


Section Citations

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  1. "Making Sense of Digital Literacy Education - Digital Education - Education Week." Education Week: Blogs. Web. 08 Dec. 2011. <>.
  2. "Issues to Consider When Implementing Digital and Media Literacy Programs | KnightComm." KnightComm: Strengthening Journalism, Communities and Democracy in the Digital Age. Web. 08 Dec. 2011. <>.
  3. Prensky, Marc. "Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants." Twitchspeed. NCB University Press, Oct 2011. Web. 11 Nov 2011. < - Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants - Part1.htm>.
  4. "Different people use the internet in different ways." Infoplease. Pearson Education, Inc., 2011. Web. 16 Nov 2011. <>.
  5. "Presidential Proclamation National Information Literacy Awareness Month." The White House. Web. 09 Dec. 2011. <>.
  6. "Making Sense of Digital Literacy Education - Digital Education - Education Week."Education Week: Blogs. Web. 08 Dec. 2011. <>.


Section Citations

Some new video games have parts that consist of killing people because of their race of culture.

Most young kids now are playing these violent video games that are rated 'M' or 'Ao', and not playing educational games for kids their age, 'eC'. Young kids play so many violent games that it changes the way they act towards their family's and their friends at schools. They become more aggressive and abusive. Some kids get so addicted to the games, that it takes away from their learning time and can cause them to have problems with their eye sight.
eC ------------Early Childhood
E --------------Everyone
E10+----------Everyone 10+
T ---------------Teen
M --------------Mature 17+
Ao ------------Adults Only 18+
RP ---------Rating Pending
K-A -----------Kids To Adults

Cultural Safety means:

› Being ready to watch your own cultural realities and attitudes
› Allowing native people to teach you about their own realities
› Listening to native people’s life stories
Cultural Awareness involves continually developing your awareness of yours and others’ cultures. Our world is filled with many different cultures. People see and understand things in their own and different ways.
When becoming culturally aware, others notice that:

› We are all DIFFERENT,


› There are MANY DIFFERENT ways to LIVE LIFE and reach the SAME GOAL.

Our experiences, and our culture have led us to live and do things a certain way. Most of the times, we have to step out of our cultural to realize how much of an impact our cultural has had on us. It is very important to get to meet other people who have different cultures, so we can become more alert about the world and people around us.

When making a post, don't say any offensive things about people of another culture, people could get mad.

"Cultural Awareness." Indigenous Wellbeing Centre. (2010): 1. Print. <>.

"Cultural Awareness." Medical Interpreting Code of Ethics. (2010): 1. Print. <>.

"What is Cultural Awareness, anyway?." (2003-07): 2. Print. <>.

"Navigating the Video Game Ratings." Entertainment Buddha. (2011): 1. Print. <>.

"Parents Ask Should They Buy Their Kids Violent Video Games." Parenthood Philippines. (2011): 1. Print. <>.


Digital Security: the precautions that all technology users must take to guarantee their personal safety and the security of their network.
Limiting Factors: hardware and software security, personal information security, school and library security.

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In a world where everyone is connected, and anything created can get copied, pasted, and sent to thousands of people in a heartbeat, privacy starts to mean something different than simply guarding personal or private Everybody in the world guards their privacy by assessing if and when to share information with others. They make their judgments in ways dictated by culture, upbringing, and experience. People may judge if and when to share information with others based on how they are dressed, how they speak, who contacted who, their reputation, if they seem friendly, if and how they are related to us, if they are groups or individuals, if they seem or are honest, and so on. Although the Internet might seem like a public good, it is largely private property. The infrastructure that makes up the Internet (cables, computers, etc) belongs to a number of governments and companies. Ownership is decentralized; no single company or government owns all of the Internet. This decentralization is one of the reasons that it has traditionally been difficult to govern, or create and enforce rules relating to, the Internet. The internet is one of the most unsafe place. Its unsafe because of many reasons.Facebook is the most used website ever and you share all your information on it; Where you live, what your birthday is, what you look like, who your family is, and this list can go on forever. People can just take your information and put it anywhere, and everywhere they want. In fact, companies harvest Internet info and sell it to advertising companies ever asking permission.

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Two ways teenagers danger their online safety and security and tips on what you can do to keep them protected from mistakes they might make:
  1. "The Internet has provided teens with new ways to get in trouble by not start to chat with strangers by via instant messaging/ social media"
  2. "Tell the kids to avoid bad sites. Even real non bad trackers can be found. “Drive-by” downloads are often found in such ads and can infect computers without any sort of user input".

You're being watched when you're online. Online privacy,is becoming an increasingly contentious issue, but it's one that largely is left to companies like Google and Facebook to decide. Last month, the federal trades commission proposed "Do Not Track" technology that would be added to websites in order to allow users to "opt out," making their actions on the site unrecorded. This might be an issue when copy-write pictures are on the site, but it's unclear so far which websites would be required to include the technology, or if the button would be built directly into the browser. The lack of awareness of digital privacy does indeed have real-life consequences. For example, earlier this month, the California Supreme Court ruled that police could search a suspect's cell phone history without a warrant, as long as the cell phone is in plain sight (and isn't password protected). In another instance, a woman in California lost her lawsuit against her employer due to e-mails she had sent with company property.

In any society, there are individuals who steal, deface, or disrupt other people. The same is true for the digital community.It is not enough to trust other members in the community for our own safety. We provide some kind of protection for our homes, so the same should be true for the digital security.

We need to have virus protection, backups of data, and surge control of our equipment. As responsible citizens, we must protect our information from outside forces that might cause disruption or harm. citizenship
Center for Safe and Responsible Computer Use
Educator's Guide to Computer Crime and Technology Misuses

Privacy Risk Management – by Design. Digital image. First Reference Talks. Web. 6 Dec. 2011. <–-by-design/>.
Admin. Protect Your Privacy – Avoid Being Tracked on the Web. Digital image.Technology News. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. <>.
"Kay G - - Bookmarks | Diigo." Diigo - Web Highlighter and Sticky Notes, Online Bookmarking and Annotation, Personal Learning Network. Web. 06 Dec. 2011. <>.
Privacy is keeping things about yourself hidden from others. If I were to hide the fact that my birthday is a certain day that would be privacy. Privacy is used in many ways in cultures. Certain cultures may hide their traditions or legal information. But privacy is used in everyday life too. We keep our address and private information (like birthday, family members, and credit card number) from strangers. There is no real definition for privacy, because it is used so much and everyone sees and uses it differently. Many websites and banks have privacy policies. Privacy policies are policies that pledge to keep your private information safe. Websites such as Facebook have privacy settings that YOU set. If you set your settings to show your phone number, address, and birthday, people can see where you are and find you. Privacy policies can hide you, but hackers only need a password to get into your account and change things. Privacy over all is an important part of our daily lives.

1. . "Privacy." Wikipedia. Wikipedia, 26/11/11. Web. 1 Dec 2011. <>.

2.. "Privacy." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 18/9/06. Web. 1 Dec 2011. <>.

Copyright, Fair Use and Legal Compliance

Etiquette & Respect

Facebook has to do with etiquitte because if you oost something inapropriate online,it can really hurt that person.

Etiquitte is realated to safety because young students sometimes see there role models using there technical divices while they are driving or when they are not supposed to.

Etiquette is different from culture. This is why being unconditionally good, bad, can’t be determined. Every culture has good etiquette and bad etiquette. For example, in person we would be polite by certain actions. But the internet, or online, is kind of a freedom. And because it is not face-to-face, we need to learn to be polite in this environment.

International schools are quite different that national schools in Japan. Here are some examples of etiquette or rules in my Japanese school. Japanese schools manner is different from other culture.

Always raise your hand to remark.
Remove shoes and put on slippers when entering school building
Come dressed in attire; should not be anything fancy.
Do not be late to class.
Do not bring unnecessary things to school or you won't be allowed to enter
Don’t put trash everywhere; only in the bin.
Whispering during class is strictly prohibited.
Students are required to clean up after a meal or after school.
Club activities last for three years; essentially static.
Do not bring the juice.

Section Citations

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  1. Magid, Larry. "Digital Etiqitte for the Constatly Connected." CBSNEWS. San Jose Mercy News, 06,Oct,2009. Web. 16 Nov 2011. <>.

  2. Anderson, Linda. "Digital Etiqitte foe the Constatly Connected." word press, o4 Mar 2011. Web. 11 Nov 2011. <>.

Habits of Learning and Managing Online Activity

Our habits make us who we are. What are the habits of learning and online activity that will help us succeed in this area?

Health does this relate to the area of awareness that you are studying. Describe it with examples.

Texting while driving causes a big risk of getting into car accidents. You can get injured or you could lose your life. Texting isn't worth losing your life.[1]

Drivers can get distracted easily by electronic devices. When you get a call, text message, or if you want to change the radio station you take your eyes off the road for just a few seconds you think, but some times not you take your eyes off the road for about a minute. Thats a huge hazord for you and others driving or walking.[2]


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I think culture awareness is knowing other beliefs and how they effect people. Everyone is different and everyone believes differently then me. It is important to be respectful and aware of what other faiths might hold important to their culture. I also think learning about other cultures is cool because you learn and appreciate the differences in other people. I also think it is important to learn about other cultures because I do not want to upset anyone if I on accident they thought I disrespected their culture. My beliefs are not always going to be the same as what others believe. I need to make an effort to know what others find important to their culture. It is also important to be a good listener to others. When I take the time to listen, I can gain more knowledge about their culture. I might not agree to the differences in our culture, but I can accept them anyway.
  1. Bower, Brandon. "'Distracted driver' targeted." Merced Sun-Star. Merced Sun-Star, Oct.18,2011. Web. 14 Nov 2011. <>.
  2. Barth, Liza. "Fighting distracted drivers: Technology can be partof the solution." Consumer News. Consumers Union, Oct.18, 2011. Web. 16 Nov 2011. <>.

Social Media

Cyberbullying Questions and Answers

Q: Why do you think people cyberbully?
A: I think people cyberbully because they think it's funny and cool. They think the person won't find out who that person is.

Q: How does your school deal with cyberbullying?
A: What they do is if any of my teachers or principal is told that a kid is getting cyber-bullied and they say that there's this person texting him/her mean stuff and they research they phone number.

Q: Have you ever sent a mean message because you were upset?
A: Nope not ever in my life.
"At the Chapter level, each Chapter is required to host a set number of Cultural events on campus each year depending on the Chapter’s size; failure to achieve this annual criterion will result in the Chapter losing its Chapter Along with hosting cultural events, many members are also leaders or supporters of various cultural student organizations. On top of this, the Pi Delta Psi National Executive Board sponsors and/or promotes a number of large scale cultural events each year that garner participation from chapters throughout the United States". different kinds of cultures have different kinds of celebrations also they have different kinds of belief some might believe in warfare or nature sun etc. different kinds of things like coming together to help make a loving of cultures people shouldn't be treated bad just how they act or hoe their culture is like some cultures celebrated stuff back then we didn't even know about even though we figured out some of our own holidays.
Nicholas, Jackson. "Infographic: How Employers Use Social Media to Hire and Fire." The Atlantic. Atlnatic, 08/15/11. Web. 8 Nov 2011. <>.

Social Networking allows people to stay in touch online, share fun times, and talk to there friends, family, and loved ones. There are a lot of social networking sites like Skype, Facebook, Myspace, etc. There isn't all good news on these sites. There could be cyberbullying, or risks you take for people finding out information about you. [1]
New forms of racism are emreging as new video games add; Chat features and as they get a more global and popular audience. (citation pending)

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Does one work towards understanding cultures and resist tendencies towards ethnocentric behavior?
The social media tools that we deal with – are they sensitive to cultures?
Are they driven by a dominant culture? Are values placed in them?


Many of the social media tools we use with are mostly sensitive to other cultures. Things like wikispace and edmodo are tools that help us connect and learn with other cultures. They are educational and edmodo is sort of like a Facebook for people who want to learn and connect with people worldwide. But things like the Chinese Facebook, or RenRen are very insensitive to other cultures. It’s very Chinese biased and based and can only be used in Chinese. They do not disallow other cultures to use it, but it is very limited to what you can do if you do not understand Chinese. Unless you use Google Chrome translate, you can only access RenRen in Chinese and in Chna. RenRen is only driven by the Chinese government and was meant for only Chinese. Facebook is very culture open with several language options and not dedicated solely to the United States. There is also the Skype vs. QQ conflict. QQ is meant for Chinese culture and used mostly by them. It does have some other language options while Skype was originally meant for people in the Unites States, but is other culture friendly as well. It has many language options and privacy settings you can manage.

Things like Facebook are banned in certain cultures because some things like their values are considered taboo. But Facebook is actually culture friendly. Facebook is available in dozens of countries and you can adjust your privacy settings so people can’t see certain things, you can block people, and adjust your settings so your culture’s values approve. Tagging, sharing pictures, and sharing information may no be considered allowed in other cultures. This is why China has their own Facebook, so they can filter through certain things that their government or culture considers inappropriate. It could be Facebook, RenRen, Skype, or even Wikispace, different cultures don’t like certain things and it is our job as digital citizens to respect that.

"Access denied: Facebook is banned…where, exactly? - The Next Web." The Next Web - International technology news, business & culture.. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. <>.

Educators, Teaching, and Students the Facts of Our Global Economy. "21st Century Learning." 21st Century Learning. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. <

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Cultural awaren involves continually developing your awareness of your own and others' cultures. It's understanding and accepting other cultures and customs from different people around the world .This could include learning about traditional beliefs, remedies, meanings of words, phrases, gestures, customs, significant days or holidays, activities and rituals[3] .You can develop cultural awareness by taking in and trying to learn other customs or cultures in order to communicate with other people .Social media is using technology to turn communication into an interactive dialogue with people or communities with different customs and cultures .We use social media with Skype ,Facebook, iPads phones, and computers .This can help the citizens of different sides of the globe to interact and exchange ideas .[2]
Advantages of cultural awareness is we can combine new ideas together and get an amazing idea that can create different things that we never had a chance to do .Social media lets us interact with people using technology ,which is much easier to do than go meet that group of people in person. The disadvantages are when sharing ideas ,some people might argue about the owner of that idea and who is authorized to use it. Another disadvantage is social media can be dangerous because people can see your personal life and maybe track you down or they might share personal info to others about you.[2] They can cyber bully you about your race or your appearance.
  1. Anonymous, . "Disadvantages and advantages ." N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec 2011Disadvantages and advantages of a cross-cultural merger
  2. Anonymous, . "social media." N.p., Dc.2,2011. Web. 4 Dec 2011. social media
  3. Anonymous, . "Cultural Awareness." N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec 2011. < Awareness

  1. ^ "Safe Social Networking." Safe Social Networking. NQ Content, 2011. Web. 15 Nov 2011. <>.

Virtual Worlds

things that are said or done through technology.

-Cyber bullies can be harmful several ways. Cyber bullying can occur in social networking, games, online chats, emails, and text. These messages often contain threats, insults and sexual or racial slurs. Cyber bullying can also occur inside of school. Bullies may pose as the person they’re trying to humiliate on public sites and post rude comments towards themselves. Bullies have also been known to reveal personal information about another individual on public websites or private chats. Bullies are also often found in virtual worlds also known as second life. They hide behind their computer screen making themselves feel better. In a lot of second life games you are able to report players if they are harassing you or somebody else.

Safi, Anika. "Okie Magazine." Okie. Souths west Oklahoma's News, 10/3/11. Web. 14 Nov 2011. <>.

People can create everything in their special online activity.
They can be any person, they can change their information to fake one, or they can even be completely other person by cheating their information online.

The game called ‘Sims’ is a role-play type game which we can have an avatar and help them to live well. Many people can get along with many different people. Then, they may make good friends in there.

However, people can also cause rude and impolite trouble in the game because it is only virtual worlds that others cannot see. The most serious problem happens in the virtual world is cyber bullying, and fraud. And there are no special way to get rid of those people.
Virtual world is truly sensitive to its culture because it is the essential thing nowadays, and most of the trends are formed from the virtual worlds. But then, the conscious thing is that young kids could learn from others bad words or their wrong doing. Kids will not know what was so wrong with others’ words. Plus, not only kids but also ourselves will get hurt by other people’s wrong doing that they say blame each other. If people concede each other more, people can make great global community altogether.

Cultural Awareness is one of the biggest topics these days. When it's talking about virtual worlds it means that you always have to be careful about what you are exposing to the internet. You never know who's going to be online looking at your Facebook status or looking through your profile pictures. Even though you yourself think that your profile picture of you and your friends in your bathing suits having fun isn't bad for everyone to see someone else might and you should listen to them because there are virtual predators out there who will snatch anything for the internet to get to you. Also remember to never give out personal information to people you don't know online. They may claim to be that kind of person that you can meet online and become good friends with but if you don't know anything about them then you shouldn't tll them your personal info. Never under any circumstances give out your name, address, where you go to school, what city you live in, or anything else along those lines. Also a topic that connects with Cultural Awareness is cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is a big problem these days and it really shouldn't be that big of a problem. You might think that joking around with your friends online telling another girl/boy that they aren't worth it or they are stupid doesn't matter. Sure that person might know you were joking but they also might not know. In the words of Jody Blanco, "It's not just joking around." . That person that you and your friends keep laughing about behind their back or make up little jokes about them isn't helping them or you at all! Even a simple sleepover with that person can make such a bigger difference in their life. So stop being the bully and help someone out for a change. Thank you.

Digital Citizenship Perspectives

Digital citizens come in all ages and stages of life! We need simple, easy to understand recommendations for parents, teachers, AND digiteens. Write them. Remember that the most important items relating to this area should be posted in the "digiteen code of conduct" (shown at the top of this page and on Digiteen Code.)

Parents and Community does this relate to the area of awareness that you are studying. Describe it with examples.
Parents can't always see if their child is doing bad things on the internet, because they aren't always by them. Thats why a parental control software system was created. Parents can block pictures, text, songs, and ect. that the they don't want their child to be looking at. [1]

Parents are now able to see what their kids have been on and they have a video to teach them not to share personal info. with people they don't know.[2]

Parents always want to spend time with their kids, but the kids are usually on their phones, computer, or watching television. So if parents want to spend time with their kids, they should power down all the devices, for specific quality time. [3]

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Digital citizenship:
In response to many discussions with users from around the world some new ideas have surfaced on how to discuss the nine elements of digital citizenship.[1]
Digital citizenship is also when we use the internet and things that use the internet in a safe and helpful way.
levels of responsibility for technology.
Some issues may be of more concern
to technology leaders while others
may be of more concern to teachers.
Topics within digital citizenship are
wide and varied, so you will need
to use these topics as a “buffet” and
take what you need, realizing that the
other themes are there.
  • Social, Ethical, and Human Issues,
    covers three very broad areas:
  • Students understand the ethical,cultural, and societal issues related
    to technology.
  • Students practice responsible use oftechnology systems, information,
    and software.
  • Students develop positive attitudes
toward technology applications
that support lifelong learning, collaboration,
personal pursuits, and
productivity. [2]

1.Ribble, Mike. "Digital Citizenship." . Go Daddy Custom Design Group, 2007. Web. 1 Dec 2011. <>.
Ribble, Mike. "Digital Citizenship." . ISTE, October 2004. Web. 1 Dec 2011. <>.
A digital citizen commonly refers to a person that participates in society using a certain amount of information technology (IT). To qualify for the unofficial title of digital citizen a person must have the skill and knowledge to interact with private and organizations through means of "digital" tools such as computers or mobile phones, along with access to these devices.
  1. . "Monitor & Filter Online Content." Dell. Dell, n.d. Web. 11 Nov 2011. <>.
  2. WEISENBACH, TRACI. "Huron Daily Tribune." USA hosting cyber safety seminar for parents. Huron, 20 oct 2011. Web. 11 Nov 2011. <>.
  3. Ramey, Gregory. "Parents should control use of technology." Desert News . N.p., Nov 22 2011. Web. 21 Nov 2011. <>

Teachers does this relate to the area of awareness that you are studying. Describe it with examples.
To many students use too much technology. Many kids say their addicted to it. If teachers or guardians tell them to get off their games or phones they get depressed and crave technology. [1]
Some teachers like letting kids use their cell phones in school for the use of technology but others think kids could do inappropriate things in class like taking photos of friends and their teachers. Mrs. Olson an English teacher in Iowa is one of a few teachers trying to use Twitter to communicate in school disscusion. As they discus Mrs. Olson monitors the disscusion. Students say it's easier to discus how they feel when using the technology.
[3] ]]
Being safe in school on technology is important. Some key highlights of online safety are... never giving out any personal information address, age, phone number and many more. Usually pre-teens are prone to making these mistakes. Teaching internet safety is an important thing to learn. [4]

When teacher ,Kevin Jenkins, wanted to teach his fourth-grade students how to use the internet, he made a new website so they could post survey's,drawings,and photoghraphs.
Then students started posting survey's like, Which girl is prettier? This led to the class talking about what hurts others and what should not be posted. (Citation Pending)

Clifford, Stephanie. "Teaching about Web Includes Troublesome Parts." The New York Times. The New York Times, Apr 8,2010. Web. 14 Nov 2011. <>.
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  1. Hough, Andrew. "Student addiction to technology similar to drug cravings." The Telegrah. Telegraph Media Group, 15 Nov 2011. Web. 15 Nov 2011. <>.
  2. Gabriel, Trip. "Speaking Up in Class, silently, Using Social Media." The New York Times. The New York TImes, 12 May 2011. Web. 16 Nov 2011. <>.

  3. Patty, Anna, and Matthew Benns. "Phone camera rules needed to protect teachers." The Sunday Morning Herald. Fairfax Media, 29 Nov. 2009. Web. 11 Nov 2011. <[[@|>.

  4. Magid, Larry. "Online teens actualyy heed parents' advice." Safe kids. N.p., 14 Nov 2011. Web. 15 Nov 2011. <>.


Cell Phones are still not allowed in most schools but students think they should be able to use their cell phones for school work. Parents say if their kids were allowed to use their cell phones they would get their kids more data plans which would save money for the school.[1]

Schools want their students not to use mobile phone cameras or any other cameras in school. This is so that they can protect the teachers because students might put the pictures on the internet. [2]

~Cultural Awareness~

Since I came to Beijing, I started using social networks. And I started realizing there's a lot of "hate" going on. Some comments and posts are racists, and I think we should be more aware in respecting other cultures. Being aware of Cultural issues is important, because if one don't understand another's cultural and don't think can about what they're doing, can easily bring up to rage. People start being mean and not etiquette.

To build some cultural awareness, you can do some research on other cultures to understand more things, so it's easier to communicate with others in digital life. It's also easier to understand other's difficulties.

Thinking before you're acting is also very important. Don't just blame and decide what's right and what's wrong, think from different points of view. They might have a different life with different views, you have to understand to be etiquette.

Listening to your parents could be a good start. Learn how to listen and have some patience towards everything. Sometimes you post something online and you would regret it, because you didn't listen to others. They told you they don't think it's a good idea, but you insisted because you had the feeling.

Cultural awareness is the ability to know and understand your culture. To not understand your culture is practically to not understand your life. Cultural Awareness could also include learning about traditional beliefs, remedies, meanings of words, phrases, gestures, customs, significant days or holidays, activities and rituals. When someone does not know what their culture is they are basically living a big question. They may not notice it, or even recognize that they are including cultures in their daily life, but it is definitely there. You must make an effort to understand your culture, associated with the languages you are speaking, or the holidays you are celebrating. If cultural misunderstanding so take place, you must involve all people taking place, and take an effort to try to solve this problem.
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Cultural Awareness is the ability to understand and realize where you come from, how your enviroment was developed, and when and how your customs formed. It also includes remedies, meanings of words, gestures, phrases, activities, and rituals. Cultural awareness is important becuase without it, you would be living a big confusing jumble. You always need to know where your customs and rituals were formed. Cultural awareness is important. If you didn't know what cultural awareness was you would not be able to understand the growth of your culture. It is a very important situation when it comes to cultural awareness. I expect everyone who is at least over ten years old to know about their culture.
  1. Watters, Audrey. "Seven questions to ask about texting in class." Mind/Shift. KQED, 10 May 2011. Web. 11 Nov 2011. <>.
  2. PAtty, Anna, and Matthew Benns. "Phone camera rules needed to protect teachers." Sunday Morning Herald. FairFax media , Nov 29 2009. Web. 15 Nov 2011. <>.

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