Online Safety - Teaching Digital Citizenship
"Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use." -Mike Ribble
All our lives we are taught the difference between right and wrong and that our rights end where someone else's rights begin, but do we apply those same principles to our use of technology? Our goal is to help students become good digital citizens.
Our curriculum includes all of the Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship and addresses topics like online safety and cyberbullying.
Sample Resource-Online Safety
CHAT, IM or texting Acronyms
Publishing images online, including sexting [English] [espanol]
Posting information online where Everyone Knows Your Name
'Let's Fight it Together' Cyberbullying film [medium resolution for slower links]
StopCyberbulling.org (Impactful Intro)
TIP: You can pause the Flash intro by right-clicking inside the text display area and unchecking 'Play' (left-click). Checkmark 'Play' to resume.
Resources for Parents
Internet Safety Tool Kit
NET CETERA: Chatting With Kids About Being Online[English] [espanol] .
IM (Instant Messaging) CODE
ex. ASL = Age, Sex, Location
IM Code deciphers can be found by searching the Internet or using the following websites: