By far the most up to date practical exploration of digital citizenship today, Jason Ohler begins by posing the idea that typical educational systems today force students to have “two lives”, their “traditional educational (lives) within school” and outside of school, their “digital lives”. Ohler asserts that a “blending” of these lives better reaches students within the world in which they already live and prepares them for the workforce which they will soon enter. His global line of thinking helps parents, educators and students alike critically think about contemporary digital issues, how their lives are impacted and how the world of education can keep pace in a meaningful, beneficial way. In addition, Ohler addresses the NETS standards, which are considered by most to be an integral part of technology usage in schools.
Digital Community, Digital Citizen would be a valuable asset while developing pastoral care/ethics curricula and considering how to integrate technology into existing curricula and practices. This book would also serve as a fantastic community-wide book club choice.