The Urgent Need for Digital Citizenship

For as long as humans have existed, we have been part of communities. We are evolutionarily wired to collaborate around common interests that have kept us safe, happy, and alive for hundreds of thousands of years. Communities allow us to tackle challenges that are too complex for any one of us to address alone, from providing public safety and equitable public education to stopping environmental degradation or eradicating a disease through medical advances. Communities form around shared interests or experiences, like living in the same neighborhood or sharing a common religion. We participate in PTAs to build a new playground at our kid’s school or join GoFundMe groups to cover the expenses of a neighbor ...

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