Becoming Responsible Digital Citizens

The purpose of this site is to provide resources, activities and lessons that promote responsible Digital Citizenship.


The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District adopted the following policy in 2011:

Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety

Purpose

To establish the policy of the School Board on digital citizenship and Internet safety of students of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

Policy

It is the intent of the Fairbanks North Start Borough School District to expose students to the power of digital media while fostering responsible digital citizenship and Internet safety in a developmentally and culturally appropriate manner.

A. Digital Citizenship

Students will learn to be good digital citizens. Topic include, but are not limited to:
  1. respectful and responsible participation in the digital world;
  2. protecting their privacy as they respect the privacy of others;
  3. respecting the creative work of others;
  4. avoiding cyber-bullying and other offensive behaviors; and
  5. positive conduct that supports collaboration and positive relationships

B. Internet safety and security

Students will learn to stay safe and secure online. Topics include but are not limited to:
  1. the benefits and rewards of communicating online;
  2. how to recognize inappropriate contact and communication;
  3. appropriate online behavior and manners, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms;
  4. cyberbullying awareness and responses;
  5. understanding privacy and how to protect it; and
  6. reporting to authorities the discovery or knowledge of inappropriate digital communication.

C. Research and information literacy

Students will learn:
  1. Effective Internet research;
  2. fluency in evaluation of information; and
  3. how the Internet can foster creativity and real world problem solving.