Digital citizenship is on the rise and the modern generation who have made the modern technology as the integral part of their lives and using the cellphones, gadgets and computer machines connected to the internet. Moreover, using social media apps and engaging other people online with the use of technology devices with the cyberspace network. However, every single day a new invention of the technology come up with latest attributes and the young kids and teens starts following it and become used to of it, but the netiquette having the digital citizenship remains a question.
The young generation without the shadow of the doubt is more tech-savvy compared to the past generations, but they don’t know to be the digital citizen they have to take care of themselves while using the digital world on their digital devices and gadgets connected to the internet and they don’t realize what consequences they can face having the ignorant behavior.
Digital citizenship of children & the biggest concerns
The accesses of the internet and the cell phone devices to the kids and teens have made them a true digital citizen, but on the other hand, there are number scariest and biggest concerns that really threatening the parents.
To be a digital citizen is not a big deal, but the implementation of the roles about the so many things while using the information technology need to keep in mind. There is the number of things that the young generation mostly don’t bother to adopt having access in the digital world that ultimately causes serious issues.
Parent, on the other hand, is relying on the classical parenting style that mostly does not make a difference and generation tech is being recruited to the media fuel world without knowing the consequences.
Lacking with online privacy
Online privacy is one of the most significant aspects of the teens and children who are digital citizens but don’t bother to make themselves private online. They make multiple social messaging app accounts and then don’t put things on custom mode which they really need to. So, the inside of the digital life of teens can cause serious issues when they are lacking with the privacy. They boldly share their complete name, contacts, home address and even the school name and others that can become a factor in identity theft and child abduction.
What stats say about it?
- Almost 92% of teen used to of posting the real names of social media profiles
- 58% says it does not make a difference if they share personal information on a digital world
- 69% of the teens have reportedly received messages and another type of content from strangers and never discussed with parents: the reason behind is the typical parenting styles of parents.
Unaware of the ugly side of social media & potential dangers
The ugly and scariest is that they don’t know the digital dangers such as stalkers and cyberbullying, sexual predators and others. They can easily get trapped online by the online predators while having communication on social networking apps such as Facebook, Yahoo, Line, Vine, Tinder, and others.
All these social apps provide tools for text messaging, chat conversations, audio and video calls and WhatsApp Voice messages and Facebook Voice calls. So they don’t bother to whom they should talk and to whom they should not. In short, the wired world has turned teens and kid’s life into robotic one by spending the entire time on the digital world having digital citizen.
Access to the inappropriate content
Young kids and teens get access to the inappropriate websites and apps where the content can exploit their innocence and they may get involved in some kind of habits that can really exploit their lives. They tend towards the sexual exploration and often get trapped online due to desperate sexual feelings. It means that the digital revolution has and the technology cost us to sacrifice our children’s future.
Sharing & tagging content publically
Young kids and teens share their personal photos and videos and even tag to the friends and put the stuff publically. They share compromising photos that can become the factor of ultimate embracement for the teens once gone viral. On the other hand, they also do activities online such as social media challenges such as “KIKICHALLEANGE” and often got themselves into self–harming stuff.
Online relationships with the free will
Young kids and teens these days believe in uncommitted sex and build the online relationship with the people they don’t know in their real–lives and then make a mistake to meet them in real–life to have the blind date without knowing the consequences. It means teen is willing to get involved in the online relationships that won’t long lasted and lose their respect and dignity.