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Digiteen Area of Awareness: Cultural Awareness

Cultural awareness is the understanding of differences between everyone; it's the comparison of yourself to others who are from other backgrounds or countries. [1] A key thing when comparing yourself to others from different backgrounds and countries are differences in attitude and values with different things. For example, in the US professional athletes at the top levels in sports are honored (in the form of payment) more than college professors are. Now, compare this to others in a place such as China, where the college professors are "more valued" in the form of payment than athletes are.


Cultural awareness is all about stopping for a second and recognizing other cultures, other religions and other environments. It's important to be culturally aware because you are bound to run into people from other cultures every day. Being culturally aware lets you realize to be respectful of other's religions. Whether you are Christian, Catholic, Judaism, Islamic, ect., it teaches you to respect how they live their lives without criticizing them. Most cultures wear very different clothes. Some wear robes, some wear (what we consider normal) jeans and t-shirts, and some wear nothing at all. What we need to realize is that our clothes are not "normal". Robes and ect. are normal to those other cultures. People need to respect what others wear[2] . Cultural awareness recognizes that we are all shaped by our cultural background, which influences how we interpret the world around us, perceiv

Cultural awareness is the base of all communication between different people, and is the ability to understand and become aware of your cultural values and beliefs and others values and beliefs. Cultural awareness becomes very important when working with other people from a different cultural then your own. Understand them and they ways that their culture differs and is similar to yours is very important to be able to communicate with others properly.There are many different levels of cultural awareness that people have. There is the "my way is the only way" look on things[3]. This level is the level that is unaware of any cultural differences and is unwilling to accept any new ideas. Next, there is the "I know their way, but my way is better". This level is aware of some cultural differences but believes that their way of going about things is the best way. Following that is the, "my way and their way" approach. This level is about working together.In this case people are aware of other ways besides their own and are willing to do things another way. Lastly, there is "our way". This level is about people of all different culturals coming together. Achieving the last level is difficult for most people because they have always only know the culture that they were brought up in. There are a few exceptions to this case but for the most part it takes some effort to become culturally aware.

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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

Note: This section is edited by both teams and is also summarized on the Digital Citizen Code of Behavior wiki page.
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 does this relate to the area of awareness that you are studying. Describe it with examples.

There's a group in the United States called ChangingWorlds Their mission is -
"to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writingand art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding."
Founded in 1996, Changing Worlds’ unique programming approach integrates cultural, family and community histories with writing and the arts to help participants explore their own backgrounds and learn about others while strengthening their academic and art learning skills. Changing Worlds is grounded in the belief that providing individuals with opportunities to explore their own identities and discover their family and individual roles in society provides a foundation for them to explore the larger world".

Veronica, Anderson. "Changing Worlds." Changing Worlds. Web. 9 Nov 2012.

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The Definition of Digital Literacy

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  • Digital literacy is the ability that is able to use a computer or network, such as the internet. You may understand and learn the digitalized data from Internet. Digital literacy is what makes you able to search the information and use it for your assignments and homework. Eventually, the student would learn to distinguish which information is reliable and believable, and it may turn to our own intelligence. However, they would just copy and paste other’s idea, not their own, it would be hard for them to understand the topic and it breaks the ‘Knowledge Competitive Base Society’.

  • Language is the symbolization of the culture, and digital literacy is one of the processes that advance from character words to digital words. This change is influencing people’s internal appearance.

Some Cultural Influences
  • South Korea is selected for the Best Digital Literacy country. However, their digital addiction number is 1/10. Their government is considering and have confuse that if their traditional words are disappearing cause of digital words.
  • Some universities encourage students to write their essays or reports in a digital form. It is mostly focused on technology impacts on the environment.
  • Digital writing is enabling the opportunity to explore new modern technology.
  • The goal of using this kind of policy is that the students will produce a relevant, high-quality product, etc.
  • UK stated that they need digital literacy for future success, and educate more people about digital products. They thought this would be increasing The UK’s global competitiveness in the future.
  • Some students are using a program called ‘Skype’ to share the information about the assignment. However, recently it is been using for student’s Idling.


  • Easy to access with Internet’s information. Simply, we can know what is new, and we also can learn the things that we didn’t know.
  • Because digital media such as Internet makes us able to find lots of information quickly. This is one representative reasons that why school is choosing digital literacy.
  • Most students are friendly with digital media. They used to play with their computer in the house for enjoying themselves. Because it is the one way that provides them to have familiar study, it would encourage them to study harder.
  • Bridging the economic and developmental divides is in large measure a matter of increasing digital literacy and access for people.
  • People can learn what is the real thing, and what is bad thing by distinguish and compare information from the Internet. For example, they can share their thinking, and have opportunity to discuss with worldly wide people.


  • Children can easily become addicted to digital products. For example, today’s students are very common with digital products, and they can use these products not only for studies, but use it as other ways such as watching news, playing games and chatting with their friends.
  • The health can have problems because when we look at electric objects, the electromagnetic waves would have a vital effect on your health, especially the eye.
  • It can actually helpful for finding the information very quickly as possible as we can. However, it is making dependent on digital network, and makes people foolish, and they start to lose intelligence.
  • If this policy were published to all formal education, it would be subsist enormous amount of costs and maintenance budgets in digital technology.
  • Too much unreliable information is around our culture. We weren’t able to find even the small data because network space is so wide that there are so many different ideas from each topic. Also, Some people just add their subjective idea in to their information, and it can affect the value of information.

Literacy and fluency is one of the most important things to be aware of when you are online. You must be able to treat people from other cultures correctly on the Internet. People don’t know what religion people on Facebook or Twitter or any other social website. Be careful what you say, and try to avoid talking about your beliefs and your religion. For example, in some cultures, making eye contact is a symbol of respect, like in the United States of America. In other cultures though, it is taken as a rude and offensive thing to look someone in the eye. Find out what can be taken the wrong way, and what can be respected etiquette online.

One of the big problems is that kids are not being properly educated. So the thing that we desperately need in these low literacy rate country is quality teachers."We've doubled what we spend on each child. But double the money is worth it if we're producing better results.
Unfortunately, we're not."
--Davis Guggenheim, Waiting for "Superman" director

Literacy means the ability to read and write proficiently. It also means to be aware of people in different countries, cultures, and languages. Fluency means to be able to express oneself easily in writing, or reading. It is important to have correct punctuation, and capitalization when writing online. It will make more sense to people from other countries, and you will sound more intelligent. But you have to be very careful when writing anything online such as a social media status, article, or even a paper. It could offend other cultures, such as a colloquial saying “Break a leg” could be offensive in other parts of the world. Always keep in mind, just because it sounds correct, doesn't always sound right in other countries.

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"Computer literacy is the knowledge and ability to use computers and technology efficiently." Recently, there have been many more places for online learning. CAT1 offers a full year of help with basic computer processes. They then will get tested for this and apply their information. After passing this test, you can get certified for technology which will improve their resume.

"Computer Literacy: What Is Computer Literacy & Why Is It Important." TFI: Online Learning and Online Testing with Professional Certification. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. <>.


It is very important to be aware of different cultures and traditions but it is also important to maintain safety while studying different cultures. Culture is the behavior, values, and beliefs of different society's[1] . It is someones life style and the way they make decisions. Each person that is born into a certain community inherits that community's lifestyle. You learn about your culture from your family, friends, or anyone else in your society. Culture is carried on through generations of families[2] . It teaches us the morals of our society to decide what is right or wrong. You have to be aware of the morals of a certain society because you want to make sure that you don't offend someone's culture. For example, some countries only allow you to wear certain clothing, so if you visited that particular country it would be extremely important to be aware of the clothing requirements so that you don't upset the inhabitants. If you follow this link, you will see Indian culture[3] . This is the type of clothing that they wear. It changes frequently, so you have to be aware of the changes made at all times so you don't disobey the guidelines. Culture and safety relate to each other because different cultures have different ways in which they keep people in their society safe. Some societies keep women safe by making them wear non-exposing clothing. They also make rules for each society to follow to make everyone stay safe. When someone is born into a society, they learn the morals from relatives and friends. They are taught what the definition of respect is in their community, and what the important things that they need to keep in mind to remain respectful[4] . Every community has a different culture and it is important to be aware and to be safe while learning or discovering them. If there was no culture, then everyone would act the same, and there would be no diversity.

Safety using technologies
-Having an access to inappropriate websites
-Viruses, being exposed to hackers
-Illegal downloading resources
-Game addiction and crime caused from it
-Cyber Bullying

Cultural Issue of Safety
- Restriction
1. Limited source
2. Not knowing all the information
- Health Issue
1. Mental Issue (Cyber bullying, inappropriate language)
2. Physical Issue (Too much time spending on technology, affecting the Eye sight, health care, obesity)

-Illegal access to information
1. Inappropriate source (Pornography, things that risk life, requiring responsibility)
2. Being responsible for what they say (Etiquette)
-Crime (Hacking into someone’s information)
1. Selling other people’s account
2. Abusing someone’s information (Copyrights in Website)

What is against the digital Safety?
1. People’s privacy (They will be wanting more accurate information of resource)
2. People will hate the fact that the government is watching what they are doing.

Many types of crimes are happening via Internet, such as abusing someone’s personal information (copyright), and this can be worldwide issue. Another big issue is cyber bullying. Amanda Todd exposed her breasts in video chat (social network) and it ended up spreading out on the internet for everyone in her school to easily access. She had been bullied in school for 5 years, but also in the cyber society. Amanda Todd ended up committing suicide. Her video, apologizing about what she had done, was found on YouTube recently, and many people are now aware of the seriousness of how technology can be dangerous and greatly affect one's life.

Many believe that people should not give out their personal information (full name, city, state, etc.) because there are cruel people in the world that will become obsessive into getting all your information and may steal your identity, cause personal harm, or kidnap you.

As the number of children and teens on the internet increases, so does the number of threats. Though there is no guarantee that children will be protected to all of the inappropriate content and dangerous situations out there, there are many ways parents can lessen the chance of it being an issue. They can filter software and use parents controls, and monitor the times their child/teen is on the internet and what exactly they were looking at. It is also very important for parents to discuss the possible dangers that he/she may be subject to while online, and how to do their best to avoid them.
Internet Safety
Top Ten Internet Safety Tips

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"We all perceive others through the filter or perspective of our own cultural upbringing, often without being aware of it: communication can go wrong without our understanding why. The clinician must become culturally aware and sensitive, then culturally competent so that she or he can practice in a manner that is culturally safe, said AFMC."

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"Privacy is the capacity to negotiate social relationships by controlling access to personal information. As laws, policies, and technological design increasingly structure people's relationships with social institutions, individual privacy faces new threats and new opportunities." [1] Privacy is found in all cultures, one way or another. It could range from anything, like a password on an iPod or the password you have on Facebook to the password you have for your wi-fi, to something even greater, and so on and so forth. This relates to the area that I'm studying because it's not only my culture that goes through the hoarding of codes and passwords, it's everyone else as well. In other countries, in other states, of different backgrounds, everyone goes through the same thing no matter where they're from or what culture they are despite the fact it could come in different forms in different cultures.
However we all face the same battles with privacy:
Privacy v.s. Public good and national security
Privacy v.s. Transparency
Privacy v.s. Freedom of Speech [2]

Public Good: An item whose consumption is not decided by the individual consumer but by the society as a whole, and which is financed by taxation.
National Security: The requirement to maintain the survival of a nation state through the rights of economics.

Many people these days are all on Facebook, Skype, Myspace, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social media websites. Although these sites can be fun to communicate with your friends, they can also be a way to greatly offend people from different places. You could also make a joke that a person could find racist. You could write a letter with slang that may be offensive to some. Many of these things can be avoided easily by just doing your research. It is very important to not offend people and be courteous online, if you do, you won’t regret it.

Interestingly, the report found that "a global Internet culture has emerged as users across countries often share similar viewpoints and habits related to these vital matters pertaining to the Internet." In particular, people value online freedom of expression, privacy, trust, and security in equal measures.

Security-wise, the report also identified an interesting correlation between Internet penetration and attitudes. For example, users in emerging markets are very concerned about online security and quite likely to scan their computers for malware, whereas users in more established markets were less concerned and scanned less.

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Schwartz, Matthew . "Global Internet Culture Emerges."Information Week. 28 2011: n. page. Web. 1 Dec. 2012.

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Copyright, Fair Use and Legal Compliance

Etiquette & Respect

“A fish only discovers its need for water when it is no longer in it.
Our own culture is like water for the fish. It sustains us[1] .

This is about respect all the cultures in the different places all over the world. We should all come together even if we have things that differ between us.
Etiquette and respect[2] is the process of showing decency, contributing to peoples beliefs, and not judging the person before you get to know them. Cultural awareness means being aware of different cultures and comparing them to yours or others in a respectful and kind way. Some cultures are valued more than others. Sometimes we misinterpret other cultures and its often because we don't understand, or dont know certian parts, of our own culture. Together Etiquette/Respect and Cultural Awareness means to show respect for what people of different cultures believe in and understanding how their cultures function. We should take a look at our culture before we judge other cultures. If there is a a new kid in your school from a totally different culture, we shouldn't just expect them to convert to our ways over night, instead their culture should be introduced to the class and perhaps the other kids can learn about that particular kid's culture. You shouldn't just judge someone else's culture because it looks weird, or even just different, because it might be the same way for them if they were looking at your culture, instead you should learn about their ways and culture and try to understand it. I think being aware of other cultures will help you communicate better with them[3] . People should make an effort to learn the beliefs/ days or holiday' s etc. of other cultures to understand them better

Showing etiquette and respect online is extremely important when talking and communicating with people from different areas. We all have different religions and cultural differences which may conflict, but the key to communicating well with others is to stay calm and explain that your culture believes something different. One thing all people need to remember is that everyone has certain taboo topics. One other thing that is very important to remember is to respect each others cultural differences and to keep an open mind. While communicating with others from other countries, we all are being introduced to cultural differences. Remember to try not to stereotype, because even though most people stereotype others, as it is just human nature, we all still need to remember that just because we have heard that the majority of people from a certain place are a certain way, it does not mean that every single person from that area is that way too. Another thing that some people sometimes forget is that to get respect, you need to give respect also. It is a give and take situation online for everyone. It is difficult working with people in a group, but you have to work at it and to not let your anger get the best of you. One good idea a website gave was if you are having an issue with someone, you could write a response but wait to send it until later. That way you will not regret anything that you said later.[4] Another way that you could make sure that you never disrespect someone is if you learn one's culture. If we learn one's culture, we can know what are considered taboo topics. If we all could learn the important things about other people's cultures, then we would probably not run into that problem.

With etiquette and respect is what we should use when thinking about how we should treat everyone. Every culture is just as important as any other. We need to spread the idea of what this means. Calling people names or saying something about their skin tone is an example of what not to do when using respect online. Many people, not just the one insulted, have been hurt or even killed for protecting someone else's culture. SPREAD THE CULTURE. Here is a link to start the movement...
Bridges of Understanding

We all need to respect other people's cultures and come together as one. Other people from all over the world have different cultures and believe in different things.

Etiquette is being polite and having good manners. The term etiquette refers to good manners and being polite, but online. One way of having good etiquette is being culturally aware.
Cultural awareness is being aware of different people’s culture and accepting them. Even if we really don't understand their culture that much we just have to become aware about why they do things the way they do and try and live with them the best we can.

We all have religious and cultural differences, so we should take a look at our own culture before we start to judge others. You shouldn't just judge someone else's culture because it looks strange, because our culture may look strange to them as well. Our culture could be very offensive to some people across the globe, so we should really watch what we say and do on the Internet. It is possible that we would all have a disagreement with someone online eventually. You can help prevent this by just being careful about what you say and how you say it and not to think that your culture is the same as everybody else's culture.

What are some examples of how to be clear and respectful to others when you are talking in school? //


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"All in this together"

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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?



Each culture needs people to know how to use the internet and not hurt their health. You can have net addiction
Some signs include failed attempts to control behavior, neglecting friends and family and lack of sleep to stay online. Internet addictions can change your brain similar to cocaine. Since the last 10 years the amount of people online has nearly doubled. There is more addiction now because there are more people online. Video Game Addiction can lead to cyber-bullying. Cyber-bullying is when a person bullies someone online. Cyber-bullies can victimize their targets by creating websites that make fun of them, pretending to be someone else, and using websites to rate their peers.
Gaming addiction is an addiction. Game addiction is very bad. Some "gamers" struggle to keep their playing habits under control. "Gamers" may place more importance on their gaming accomplishments than their happiness and success in the real world.
Each culture needs to learn how to use the internet correctly so none of these bad things will happen to them. When we understand and practice healthy internet usage, we make the internet a safer place for everyone.
This is a video to show how to prevent Cyber-bullying. This is a good video to watch if you are cyber-bullying. There are also some good facts in the video.

"Internet Health." Internet Health. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2012. <>

Some other health problems that may come from pathological internet use are weight gain, back aches, migraines, and personal hygiene issues.
Backaches can be a problem for people who use the internet excessively. Most internet users, particularly younger people, do not use good posture when they are browsing the internet. They tend to slouch forward at unreasonable angles for extended periods of time. This causes their back to compress and bend and they will then have trouble elongating their back to the upright position when they finish searching the internet and they stand up.
Another problem that is found typically with teenagers is personal hygiene issues. When these people are still teenagers their bodies are growing and their hormones are still balancing out. This means that the sebaceous glands will produce more sweat and this sweat needs to be washed off very often. The problem with teenage pathological internet users is that they spend so much time on the internet that they don’t wash as much as they should. This causes the sweat and oils from their bodies to remain on these teens. The sweat and oils then clog the person’s pores, which causes acne. The remaining sweat also causes body odor if the sweat is not washed off.
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This is a picture of a man who has bad acne as a result from not frequently washing.

One health problem that affects people of all ages who use the internet too much is migraines. These migraines, or headaches, are caused by people looking at bright computer screens too closely for extended periods of time.
One of the most common health problems with pathological internet users is weight gain. Excessive internet users will stay inside and put their desire to search the internet higher on their list of priorities than getting exercise and going outside. Being overweight or obese can lead to a whole list of problems like having a stroke, heart diseases, bullying, and diabetes. This website shows some of the problems from being overweight.
If we do not learn to use the internet in moderation we will be greatly affected by the multiple problems that may come from excessive internet use.

Social Media

Social Media allows people to communicate through online sources. Some examples of social media are Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, and even Youtube. Social media has changed the way the world communicates with each other. Instead of taking up time and using the telephone or writing a letter, people just sit down at their computers and can instantly tell the world about their life or what their doing in a matter of minutes.
Social media has its benefits as well as no so good things about it. Social media tends to cause drama among friends and relationships. On facebook for example, your friends see everything you post as well as every picture you "like" or any status you comment on.
  • Three Chinese citizens in Yi Huang set fire to themselves in protest of the forced demolition of their home. Thanks to the twitter like microblog services, one of the Chinese editors kept checking his mobile phone to monitor the situation in Yihuang, and he was able to look at it from 800 km away.The Yihuang self-burning story was a landmark in the contemporary history of Chinese media and a bitter victory for the microblog, a new communication technology known in Chinese as the weibo (微博). It showed the huge power of microblogs in China.
  • The amount of user on Weibo has increased from 63.11 million to 500 million ever since it has launched in 2011. Because it is accessible on every single platform there is, Weibo is very popular in both the young people and the old. People would post everything in there everyday life on there, so they can share what is happening around them with their followers. It is also a great way of advertising for shops online, and it can affect more people in a shorter period of time.
  • Chinese microblog has also being able to save the lives of countless abducted children, and help them reunite with their long-lost family members. For example, there was a seven year old boy, Peng Wei Le, who was abducted outside a supermarket in Guang Zhou when he was 2, was able to reunite with his father and mother through the amazing power of the microblog. Recently, people on the microblog has started posting photos of beggar child that they see on the street, since these child might be abducted children. The police then used these photos to match up with the photos of kidnapped children in their database, and when they find a match, they would be able to locate the location of the children through the microblog. That is how Peng Wei Le’s father Peng Gao Feng had being able to finally reunite with his long lost son from a village in ShenZhen. This success with microblog child finding has urged more users of the microblog to help post photos of abducted children around the country to help them reunite with their family members and end their lives of pain.
  • There was a survey done in USA about the affect that Facebook is having on their user’s life. Most people have claimed that Facebook is “making them closer to friends who are far away, but making them far away from friends who are nearby”. And I believe it’s true, because people usually use Facebook and other social networking platforms of this type such as Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram to communicate with friends from far away or make friends with strangers that they might not know in real life. However close friends usually do not use kind of platforms to communicate with each other since they can meet very often.
  • All in all, people can also use online social platforms to find jobs. There is a social network called Quora, which can help people find jobs. On this website, people will be able to create a professional resume of themselves, and try to show off their skills by posting pictures and videos in that online resume. Interested employers can post questions on these people’s profile and they would have the chance to answer any questions that their potential employers might have for them. Whether its about their life, their work experience, or their job preference. Also, there are also similar features on Linkedin, which is just a more professional version of Facebook.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the internet doesn't steal our humanity and make us more cold in our real life, it reflects our humanity in a parallel world online. It shows what is inside us, since people usually find it easier to express their opinions on a Social Network rather than in their everyday life to their peers. The online community isn't cold, it is just complex and hard to define.
  • In microblog, people can state their opinion on lot’s of things. However because the microblog is run by a big company called Sina, the network is usually controlled by the government. Which prevents 100% freedom of speech on the Weibo, since political messages are usually censored online.
  • Also, the microblog can also be very harmful to people. Sometimes people can use microblog to find peoples, which is called “RenRou”, literally meaning “Human Meat”. It means that someone can describe the qualities of a person they met on the road, resend it to each of his followers, and then his followers can resend it again, and again. Eventually, they would come across someone who knows that random person on the road, and they could exploit private informations about that person, which can then be used to harm that person both in the cyber community and it can also lead to harassment in real life, therefore, the microblog is very powerful, even scary at times. Because people can find out about that person’s real name, family statues, work place, phone numbers, etc.
  • I myself, as a user of Microblog, has being often amazed by the power of the microblog. It has being used so that people who were complete strangers, could become friends because of one amazing post. It can make one person or one organization famous, and popular, and it can also completely ruin a person or a company’s reputation, both in the cyber world and even in the real life. " - Jessica BISS

Adults who did not go to college, or have dropped out of high school sometimes enroll in online college courses. There are many advantages and disadvantages of going to an online school. Some of the advantages are that their are no time restrictions. You can come and go as you please. If you have a family and a job, then you can learn around those activities. Another advantage is that since it is all online, all you need is a computer. You can learn from anywhere in the world without being “absent”. So you will still be able to take you courses and not miss any class, it’s as if the class “pauses”. One disadvantage is that if you are a procrastinator, or have trouble with time management, than an online school might not be right for you. To learn via the Internet, you need to be able to plan out your time so that you can learn effectively. Another disadvantage of online learning is that some people don’t have access to a technological device, so they can’t participate in an online classroom unless they use a public computer. Teachers and learners can collaborate and share ideas, which makes education more personal and meaningful. Recent studies have shown that collaboration is more beneficial to education than traditional classroom learning.

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Virtual Worlds

An essential skill in the provision of culturally appropriate services, cultural awareness entails an understanding of how a person's culture may inform their values, behavior, beliefs, and basic assumptions.

Cultural awareness advises that we are all shaped by our cultural background, which influences how we translate the different kinds of cultures in the world around us, perceive yourself, and relate to other people. You don't need to be an expert in every culture or have all the answers to be culturally aware; rather, cultural awareness helps you to explore cultural issues with your care recipients more sensitively.

Cultural Awareness is when you are aware of a person's culture and you are respectful of their culture. Cultural Awareness in a virtual world is being respectful to the other person’s culture while playing or working in a virtual world. For example, if you live in the USA and you are playing on a virtual world with someone from another culture background and jokingly make a comment about their culture, that comment could be taken the wrong way and be extremely offensive to the other person.

Knowing a bit about others' culture will help keep you from accidentally making a rude comment. If you do not know much about their culture you must be very careful to not to be offensive. Remember that not everyone sees things the same. So in order to respect others' culture you must be sensitive and try hard not to say things that can be taken the wrong way and be considered rude especially about their culture.

Think about what you publish on the Internet before making it public.

An example of a virtual is imvu it is like a second life u get one mane pet and then you can buy others but you don't have to take care of them you can buy cloth and other stuff. Win Your on the site you can go to different rooms to meet different people you can even meet people from all around the world.

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IMVU: Chat, Games & Avatars in 3D. Play, Meet People, Have Fun! Free!" IMVU: Chat, Games & Avatars in 3D. Play, Meet People, Have Fun! Free! N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2012.

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

Cultural differences are common everywhere you go, even online. There are always going to be clashes. Everyone is different and everyone has their own opinion. Because of rapid technological advances, many parents of our generation have had a hard time keeping up. Even they need to understand what's expected of them and their children in the digital world. These websites are to help with the understanding of culture differences and how to respect other peoples cultures.
This site tells how people can help keep peace with different cultures.


Present in a way that would avoid conflict or clashes while staying respectful and aware of everyones beliefs.

Preventing Culture Clashes

Do not to judge other people and their cultures. We have to learn to stay respectful and acknowledge everyones beliefs.

Critical Roles of Digital Culture

Digital Cultures play a big role in digital citizenship. They shape who people are and make people differant from others.

Being Culturally Aware

Tips on how to be culturally aware when using the internet: This article is a reliable source for how to stay respectful to all cultures while on the internet. Everyone has there own beliefs and opinions. A good digital citizen, respects all and takes them into consideration.

"Robertson Reader: Being Culturally Aware." Robertson Reader: Being Culturally Aware. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2012. <>.

Fostering Digital Citizenship

Teens and Parents on the Web.

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Cultural Awareness for Teachers


Digital citizenship is described as the rules of good citizenship online. Although this definition is widely accepted, different people have different perspectives on exactly what etiquette should be applied and what percentage of students use this etiquette wisely while using the internet. The group of people that I am researching are teachers. In a survey conducted by common-sense media, some teachers worry that students are using the internet to plagiarize or "copy and paste" notes that they should be learning about, not just copying information. Other teachers state that many students don't find reliable resources, and that many are unable to state the difference between a reliable and unreliable source.
unfortunately, after giving a survey to a variety of teachers, it was discovered that 42% of teachers rate their students digital literacy poor, and 55% percent of teachers rate their digital citizenship the same way. In most schools, digital citizen ship is rarely addressed. In fact, 55% of schools do not address digital citizenship at all. At schools that digital citizenship is addressed only 14% of teachers are satisfied with what the curriculum teaches, while a whole 49% claims citizenship is not taught what so ever.



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Can't we all just get along?Getting along with different cultures is extremely important in today's world .Being aware of the different cultures is very important too. When you are having to work with different cultures online, it is important to know things about them and their culture. Some may ask, how are you supposed to know about these things when you haven't ever met them or been to where they live? This is why it is important to communicate with them. Creating a relationship is an extremely important thing. How are some ways that you can create that relationship with them?This may involve having to research things about the person that you are talking to. You wouldn't want to offend them on accident just because you were to lazy to research their cultures.
Different cultures have different ways

All cultures should be accepted and we should all come together to hold our world up as one.

Different cultures uses different networks. If you assume that everybody in Brazil is on Facebook, think again! We're wrong!
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Axner, Marya. "The Community Tool Box." Building Relationships with People from Different Cultures. Ed. Bill Berkowitz. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. <>.

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Team Members

All team members should be listed by the appropriate group along with a link to their Ning page, school name, and as much location information as your teacher says you can share (i.e. country, state, etc.). This will help you find each other! First names and last initials only, please.

All students working on this wiki are to add their names.
Format: First Name + initial, school, country and hyperlink to Digiteen Ning Profile - please list by section.


Copyright, Fair Use, and Legal Compliance

Etiquette and Respect
Habits of Managing Online ACtivity

Social Media

Virtual Worlds
Literacy and Fluency

Digital Citizenship Perspectives
Parents and Community
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