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Digital Citizenship

Technology and online media has become an increasing presence in children's lives. Learning to use media and technology responsibly is an important lifeskill for students. As the digital world changes and advances are made it is important to teach children how to be good citizens in their use of the internet and social media.

You will find several good resources here to use in discussing digital citizenship.

  • Common Sense Media
    Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
     
  • NetSmartz
    NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.
     
  • Cyberbullying.org
    Being a parent is tough enough. Keeping up with what your child is doing online is another challenge. Check out their materials to help keep your child safe.
     
  • National Crime Prevention Council - Cyber Bullying
    The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.
     
  • Digital Citizenship
    Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology.
     
  • On Guard Online
    Check out the FTC’s free online security tips and resources, and share with your friends, family, coworkers, and community.

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