Digital Citizenship

Updated 10/2020

“Digital Citizenship is character education in a networked world”  –  MediaSmarts

Responsible digital citizenship includes the ability to use the Internet safely. Knowledge and awareness are the building blocks of this new responsibility and a source of self-protection for young people who explore the world online.

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA),  mandates schools to provide education for minors about Internet safety. This includes appropriate online behavior, interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyberbullying awareness and response.

Peruse the links below to view high-quality resources to assist in educating students about internet safety,  social media netiquette, and cyberbullying. Games, videos, and simulations are used to guide students to become responsible digital citizens.

Common Sense Media Digital Passport – Elementary
Common Sense Media Digital Compass  – Secondary
Common Sense Education Digital Citizen Curriculum
Common Sense Media Family Connections   Host – Discuss – Share
Cybersecurity Resources 
Be Internet Awesome
Kidsmartz Learn with Clicky
Kidsmartz for Teens
GCF for Kids
Brain Pop
Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship – M. Ribble 
Colorado General Assembly  HB17-1302 Juvenile Sexting Crime

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