Variations on a Digital Citizenship Theme

Inspired by this poster:THINK online

I rewrote the lyrics to Aretha Franklin’s 1968 hit song, Think, to highlight some questions people should consider before tweeting, posting, texting, emailing, phoning, etc.

The rewritten lyrics and links to the original song and original lyrics can be found below.

 

 

 

 

Think

(Sung to the tune of Think by Aretha Franklin)

You better think (think) think about what you’re doing when you’re online.

Cuz if you think (think, think), then you know what you’re doin’ is just fine.

 

Let’s take a look, let’s take a look, let’s look at what you do online

Is what you’re doing truthful, is it helpful, necessary, kind? (Is it kind?)

But just as much as all the rest, can you hold your head up proud and say

That how you act when you’re online will inspire someone every day?

 

You better think (think) think about what you’re doing when you’re online.

Yeah if you think (think, think), then you know what you’re doin’ is just fine.

 

Oh truthful (helpful), inspiring (inspiring), necessary and kind

Truthful (helpful), inspiring (inspiring), necessary and kind, kind, kind.

 

Hey, think about it…

Your actions when you surf the web should be safe for anyone to see. (to see)

Remember who your heroes are, the kind of person you want to be. (you’ll be)

 

You better think (think) think about what you’re doing when you’re online.

Cuz if you think (think, think), then you know what you’re doin’ is just fine.

 

All kinds of people use the web, but just like out on the street

Take care with what you share online, you need to learn how to be discreet.

 

Ohhhhh think (think) think about what you’re doing when you’re online.

Wooohoo, think (think), then you know what you’re doin’ is just fine.

 

You can be

an online hero too.

Let the way you act

inspire someone new.

 

Ohhhhh yeah think about it baby! (what you’re doing online baby)

Online baby! Think about it every day now.

Yeah, right now. (truthful online)

Yeah, right now. (helpful online)

Yeah, right now. (inspiring online)

Think about it.

Baby, baby. (necessary online)

(Showing kindness, online)

Think about it…

 

 

Original version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsL9UL9qbv8

Original lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/arethafranklin/think.html

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