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Oversharing: Think Before You Post

New digital citizenship music video for tweens and teens reminds kids to be thoughtful about their digital footprints.

August 26, 2014
Darri Stephens Senior Director, Education Content

CATEGORIES Digital Citizenship, Common Sense Resources
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Last fall, we debuted our first music video, Pause & Think Online, encouraging young kids to be safe, responsible, and kind offline and online. We were overwhelmed with the excitement from teachers, parents, and kids alike, and we busted with pride when classrooms rose to our challenge to re-create the video.​ Pause & Think Online has even made its way into a national PSA. 

Many of you immediately asked us if we had another music video -- one for older kids. We didn't, but now we do! We know that music is an effective way to reach kids of all ages; however, we also know that middle schoolers are a particularly savvy audience. So we turned to the lyrical masterminds at Flocabulary to help us. And together, we have co-created a new digital citizenship music video.

Just in time for back to school, we're thrilled to introduce Oversharing: Think Before You Post. The 40 lines of verse and accompanying animation capture the ups and downs of posting online, emphasizing how tweens and teens need to be aware of how others might perceive their comments and pictures. 

“Yeah — Your digital footprint will stick with ya,

So stop and think before you post that picture!”

The "Top 10 Things to Think About Before You Post" is a fun and catchy way to remind kids to be thoughtful about their digital footprints now and for the future.

P.S. Adults might find the tips helpful, too!


Comments

This is a great step and well composed. We need to groom our children from the beginning of that phase since they are catching skills. New citizenship, a music video is helping in the observation of technology with children which is something creative.  We are also ushering in this digital footprint in our school Nursing Essays Online.  It will be fun and also beneficial for the polish their skills.