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Personal Security in the Digital Age

In the previous blog, Digital Rights For The Digital Citizen, I discussed the importance of giving credit to the original creator of material when using it for another user's understanding (Bardine, 2021). However, while I stressed the importance of giving credit to the owner, it is equally the owner of the material to protect their work and data with copyright and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) (Chung, 2020).

Roblyer and Hughes (2019) have expressed that data and personal privacy have become a significant concern (p. 89). With the increase in access to inappropriate material, the creation of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) became essential to restricting access to inappropriate material for children (p. 205). In addition, with the increase of social media sites and average users are pre-teens, it becomes easier for young users to be targets of online predators, phishing, and cyberbullying (Roblyer and Hughes, 2019, p. 206).

As previously mentioned in Citizenship in a Digital World, it is up to the teachers to promote and set the standard for our young students to learn the rules of the "information superhighway" as the worldwide web was referred to (Bardine, 2021). Educating our students' parents and guardians of the internet's current dangers is a significant step in promoting good digital citizenship. Parents and guardians, it is your job to know what your child sees, hears, and whom they are speaking. The internet is a beautiful place to gain knowledge, but it also poses dangers to our children if we ignore current trends online and the good and evil.


Bardine, C. (2021). Citizenship in a digital world.

Bardine, C. (2021). Digital rights for the digital citizen.

Chung, T. S. (2020). Fair use quotation licenses: A private-sector solution to DMCA takedown abuse on YouTube. The Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, 44(1), 69.

Roblyer, M. D., & Hughes, J. E. (2019). Integrating educational technology into teaching: transforming learning across disciplines. New York: Pearson Education, Inc.

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