An Innovative Digital Citizenship Initiative in Singapore and Korea
Yuhyun Park, Nanyang Technological University
The meteoric and unabated growth of technology’s impact on society has led to a fast-changing, volatile, and uncertain 21st century global landscape. It is predicted that, within 10 years, many current jobs will disappear and new types of jobs will emerge, especially in increasingly digital-oriented economies. Our children are at the center of this shift, and are starting to use digital technologies at increasingly younger ages. While digital technologies play a widespread role in children’s lives, there are serious risks to early usage of digital technologies. Many studies show that children’s exposure to digital technologies and media can also bring worrisome harmful effects including cyberbullying, technology addiction, inappropriate contents, and privacy concerns among others.
Park, Y. (2016). An Innovative Digital Citizenship Initiative in Singapore and Korea. In C. Crawford, D. Willis, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price & R. Weber (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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