Digital Citizenship Week

November 13 -17, 2017

Digital Citizenship–a term used to describe preparing students to use technology responsibly in a society full of technology–encompasses both safety and literacy. This observance is a great time for learning more and refreshing your memory about important digital citizenship skills.  It’s all about staying safe while on the internet and making good choices!



Monday: “Stay Safe Online”–What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Making the most of our online experiences starts by keeping safe and secure.

  • Elementary Video: My Online Neighborhood, Common Sense Media, 3:29
  • Secondary Video: Perspectives on Chatting, Common Sense Media, 4:24
  • Dress-up Day Idea:  Wear yellow to signify caution or red to show that you STOP AND THINK before posting online!

Tuesday: “It’s Hip to be Aware”–Be aware that everywhere you go online, everything you post, and everything others post about you leaves a trail. It’s called your digital footprint.

  • Elementary and Secondary Video: Digital Footprint, Common Sense Media, 1:19
  • Dress-up Day Idea:  Dress like a hippy (wear tie dye)!

Wednesday: “Stop Cyberbullying on the Spot”–We want to treat people the way we want to be treated… be a friend, not a bystander. Let cyberbullies know their online behavior is unacceptable.

  • Elementary Video: Power of Words, Common Sense Media, 2:54
  • Dress-up Day Idea:  Wear dots for stopping bullying on the spot!

Thursday: “Give Credit Where Credit is Due”–Remember that the law protects individuals’ rights to creative work. Just because you can find it on the internet doesn’t mean that you can use it.

  • Elementary and Secondary Video: Copyright and Fair Use, Common Sense Media, 2:45
  • Dress=up Day Idea:  Wear a creative hat or cap that you design yourself!

Friday: “Balance is Best!”–Find a healthy balance between media and technology and other activities. Remember… your life needs balance. Unplug and see the world!

  • Elementary and Secondary Video: No Tablets at the table, Common Sense Media, :38
  • Dress-up Day Idea:  Wear crazy shoes to represent balance or tennis shoes and team shirts to show that you get outside and exercise!