Digital citizenship basics
Digital citizenship and internet safety are important aspects to be considered in today's digital and inter-connected online world. Ideas such as privacy and security online, digital footprint, media literacy, cyberbullying, and media balance are all important to consider.
With students working online now more than ever in distance learning, digital citizenship is even more valuable to be discussed in the classroom and at home.
The anchor standard for digital citizenship states: Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
The document above includes links to digital citizenship resources geared toward families to support discussions, activities, and information on digital citizenship and internet safety topics like media balance and cyberbullying.
The document above provides tips for supporting managing student devices when at home. These tips include things like setting time limits and checking files.
The document above includes information for setting up parental controls with a variety of internet providers. Parental controls can be excellent supports for managing technology use at home.
Be Internet awesome
Be Internet Awesome is Google's digital citizenship and internet safety program. It includes a full curriculum as well as online games that accompany the program called Interland. Be Internet Awesome has a full site for families that can be accessed by clicking on the following link: Be Internet Awesome Families. The family page includes specific activities that families can do at home and resources for internet safety and tools for the home.
This video walks through the Be Internet Awesome website, resources, and the Interland games.
This video shares what Be Internet Awesome is all about and why it is important.
This video introduces Interland and the Internauts as well as the games students can play in Be Internet Awesome.
Click on the link above to access the Be Internet Awesome Family Guide. The Family Guide is a digital citizenship and internet safety program that families can do together.
Click on the link above to access the Be Internet Awesome Safety Tips. These Safety Tips correspond to the tenets of Be Internet Awesome's program: Smart, Alert, Strong, Kind, and Brave.
Click on the link above to access Google's Digital Well Being Family Guide. This guide helps families navigate conversations around building healthy and productive digital and screen time habits.
Common sense media
Common Sense Media is an organization that provides reviews and articles for parents and families on a variety of digital topics. They review movies, TV shows, games and apps for parents and share articles on digital citizenship and issues like screen time and digital well being. Common Sense Media also has an extensive K-12 digital citizenship curriculum that we use in our district. They have also created Wide Open School a great resource for distance learning.