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 The Pew Research Center is an American organisation that conducts research into many facets of life affecting the average American home. One of the [[https://​www.pewresearch.org/​topics/​social-media/​|many interesting studies it performs]] is on the effect of social media use among teenagers. Headlining the report is that "fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% says they are online almost constantly"​. The Pew Research Center is an American organisation that conducts research into many facets of life affecting the average American home. One of the [[https://​www.pewresearch.org/​topics/​social-media/​|many interesting studies it performs]] is on the effect of social media use among teenagers. Headlining the report is that "fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% says they are online almost constantly"​.
  
-Netsafe, our local Internet advisory agency, shares similar findings in its report entitled "New Zealand teens' digital profile : a factsheet"​. In 2017, "a third of NZ teens spend 4 or more hours online in an average day" and that "teens regard themselves as confident technology users"​. Most of the report corelates with our experiences here in the Mission Heights Schools, with students in both schools rating their usage of technology highly in both personal and school aspects of their lives.+Netsafe, our local Internet advisory agency, shares similar findings in its [[https://​www.netsafe.org.nz/​youth-accessing-support-factsheet-2018/​|report entitled "New Zealand teens' digital profile : a factsheet"​]]. In 2017, "a third of NZ teens spend 4 or more hours online in an average day" and that "teens regard themselves as confident technology users"​. Most of the report corelates with our experiences here in the Mission Heights Schools, with students in both schools rating their usage of technology highly in both personal and school aspects of their lives.
  
 What is of interest here is the personal aspect, and which is not often discussed openly enough. Our teachers play an important and active role in helping and advising students in their digital lives and how to stay safe online, especially during learning advisor time. Here, there is a clear focus on digital citizenship and how to behave online in a manner that is consistent with caring for others. There is also this desire for the students to bring these practices back home. What is of interest here is the personal aspect, and which is not often discussed openly enough. Our teachers play an important and active role in helping and advising students in their digital lives and how to stay safe online, especially during learning advisor time. Here, there is a clear focus on digital citizenship and how to behave online in a manner that is consistent with caring for others. There is also this desire for the students to bring these practices back home.
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