Modern Dictionary defines NETISM as the theory of a Responsible Digital Citizenship.
One of the research results from a survey conducted through the NETISM Questionnaire clearly shows that for every minute a kid spends in the digital world, he or she gets exposed to the pros and cons of digital technology. Such influence-exchange would either have a negative effect or a positive impact on their resultant lifestyles at their youthful stage.
Have a second gaze at the back cover of the NETISM book; the kids of the digital era are portrayed as robots in the reflection of humans. They are astonishingly smart! As a result, it takes a tech-savvy style of parenting to properly nurture them to survive in an ever-changing digital landscape.
As a nurturer, if by today you fail to prepare something for the future, whenever the time comes, it might prepare anything for you.
Education has been proven to be the most viable apparatus to mitigate the down-sidedness of various digital experiences. Sequel to this fact, the aim of this non-country-specific book is to bridge the parent-child ‘digital divide’ - by disseminating handy digital literacy tips to the concerned general public.
Alongside, this tech-social development book highlights the detailed roles of different nurturers (parents, teachers and other Nation Builders) in alleviating the negative effects of digital exposures on kids' moral ethics. Alongside, it recommends how modern technology (most especially the internet and the popular media) could be maximized for their career advancement and personal development.
In sum, in the course of standing the test of the digital era; this book would serve as a guide for all the afore-listed role-players, especially, the kids, the parents and other citizens who are vulnerable to the negative effects of digital-based exposures. The ultimate goal of the NETISM project is to foster a Responsible Digital Citizenship across the globe.
- To foster a Responsible Digital Citizenship in Nigeria and other concerned nations.
- To blaze a trail for a thriving digital economy in Africa.
- To actualize the 4th goal (Quality Education) of the United Nations’ 17 SDGs: by facilitating digital literacy needed for a Responsible Digital Citizenship.
- To actualize one of the Goals and Priority Areas for the First Ten Years of AU-ECOSOCC Agenda 2063: Well educated citizens and skills revolution underpinned by Science, Technology and Innovation (Education and STI skills driven revolution).
I dedicate this book to all the Nation Builders across the globe, particularly, the Educational Institutions, Religious Institutions, Matrimonial Institutions, United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2063 (The Africa We Want) by the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC), Non-Governmental Organizations, MDAs and other Civil Society Organizations that are committed to the sustenance of public moral ethics and the restitution of the vanishing value systems in various states.
The invention of different digital technologies in the 21st century has reshaped the conventional daily activities of humans. Most importantly, the evolution of the internet has introduced innovations channeled towards different value-added purposes, such as; education, Commerce, information dissemination, social interactions, entertainment, administration and other facets of the society.
It is a natural phenomenon that every invention comes with its unique pros and cons. The advancement of the internet and other ICT innovations are not immune to abuse or misuse. Moreso, children/teenagers in this day and age are….
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Parenting has never been an easy task in the past. The advent of modern digital technology (especially, the popular media and the internet) makes it a more complicated task for the accidental parents of this era. The phenomenon of Digital Divide1 between the parents and the kids of this age is also a contributive factor to this societal challenge.
In reference to the four important phases of The Digital World2, the cyber-kids of this age are prematurely positioning themselves at the….
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The meaning of the NETISM Logo
The equalized red and blue sections of the NETISM logo respectively connote the bad and the good sides of the internet and other digital gadgets, in relative to different human activities.
The logo of the Netism Project is in line with one of my oft-recited quotes. It says “the internet (and other digital gadgets) in the hand of a kid is likened to a double-edged sword, it could either make or mar the handler: it is healthier to tame the tech-savvy kids of today than to correct the irrepressible youths of tomorrow.”
Kindly draw your attention to the five important emphases of the quote; double-edged sword, make, mar, tame and correct.
At this point, it is essential to make the best use of this medium to inform the general public about the main objective of the Netism project (in one word).
It is all about Tame! Tame!! Tame!!!
To tame means to control, to monitor and to be on top of a particular situation or to quench the evil power of something.
Redefining “tame” in the NETISM language; it contextually denotes an early-precaution-system against the future consequences of digital-based threats caused by human activities in the digital world.
Primarily, this book has a strategic focus on the viable means to tame the tech-savvy kids of today in compliance with the right digital footprints, while alongside ensuring that they use the internet and other digital gadgets at their disposal for career advancement, for the creation of national wealth and for personal development.
The NETISM Questionnaire
A Research material for Nation Builders and other social entrepreneurs who are committed to the actualization of a Responsible Digital Citizenship in their respective regions.
Other books by the Author
2016 - Empowering Youths with 30+ Lucrative ICT Ideas (on Amazon Kindle Store)
2017 - NICTIP Initiative: A Sustainable Transformational Agenda in Nigeria
2018 - The New Ekiti Dream (30 Years Socio-Economic Development Plan & The Labour Room Experiences) - (Download for free @ www.newekitidream.com/book )
2019 - NETISM: The Art of Digital Parenting
- THE PEDIAK INITIATIVE: (Empowering Youths with 30 lucrative ICT Ideas).
- To serve as a timely solution to curb youth unemployment and underemployment across the globe, while alongside acting as a panacea for the long-awaited Digital Economy in Nigeria.
- The NICTIP Initiative: (A sustainable Transformational Agenda in Nigeria).
- To canvass for the establishment of National ICT Industrial Parks (NICTIP) in all the 6 geo-political zones of Nigeria – with a goal to blaze a trail for a knowledge-driven global economy.
- To foster Technology Transfer through the means of Advanced Manufacturing Partnership AMPand Foreign Direct Investment FDI – a type that is needed for the creation of export-led ICT-based products.
- THE NEW EKITI DREAM: (30 Years Socio-Economic Development Plan).
- To replicate, experiment and implement some of the tested solutions that fostered the tiger economy of the Asian Tigers and the Tiger Cubs in Ekiti State and extensively in other developing African States. Note, it is a state-centric model of development that could be replicated, experimented and implemented for other Nigerian States yearning for a sustainable development.
Visit www.newekitidream.com/book to freely download the long-term socio-economic development blueprint. The book contains 34,000 words with more than 100 pictorial references of the Labour Room engagements.
- NETISM: The Art of Digital Parenting
- A Tech-Social development literature aimed at fostering a Responsible Digital Citizenship across the globe.