A good teacher is not just someone who is good with academics. They are more of a role model and mentor, who can share the right knowledge with their students, to help them choose and perceive between the good and bad of the society they live in.
Given the increasing intrusion of internet in the lives of students as young as 10 to 12 years old, it has become a necessity for teachers to inculcate the right cyber security etiquettes and ethics in the vulnerable minds of students.
Several modern day educators feel that internet has created a huge gap and disconnect between teachers and students. Thus, to bridge in this gap, it is important for teachers to keep up to date with the evolving digital world and ask their pupil the right questions, to protect them from becoming innocent victims of cyber-crimes.
However, before teachers can come up with the right questions, here are few things that teachers today should know about their students:
So, while the internet has brought along several good things like easy access to information for the growing minds, it has also impacted the way students today look up to their teachers and mentors.
Thus, in order to maintain the essence and dignity of a student – teacher relationship, it is extremely important that teachers keep in line with what their students do, to ensure that they are cyber safe. Well as goes the saying…
Great teachers teach children HOW to think not WHAT to think