Nice and Necessary

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Nice and Necessary

How does being online affect us? 

We are beginning to evaluate not only the amount of time we spend on something but also the quality of what we're engaging in.  Sometimes we need to unplug and spend time offline, outside and with other people face to face.  To be a great citizen we need to experience many different aspects of life.  Sometimes if we spend too much time doing one particular thing we can get grumpy and unfriendly towards others.  

We are beginning to understand how the internet works and how it was created.  This helps us to understand how we use the Internet and the areas of the Internet that can benefit us and areas that are not okay for us to use. 

We need to balance our online and offline time.  Trusted adults can help us to determine what tools will help us with the learning we are doing.  We need to determine if a tool is right for us and also make sure it is safe for us to use.  We use trusted sources when downloading and installing new tools.  

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We are just beginning our online journey

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