How are we preparing our students to be good digital citizens?
Digital Citizenship - By the end of Grade 2 each student will:
1. describe appropriate and inappropriate uses of technology (e.g., computers,
Internet, e-mail, cell phones) and describe consequences of inappropriate uses
2. know the Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative’s three rules (Keep Safe, Keep Away, Keep Telling)
3. identify personal information that should not be shared on the Internet (e.g. name, address, phone number)
4. know to inform a trusted adult if he/she receives or views an online communication which makes him/her feel uncomfortable, or if someone whom he/she doesn’t know
is trying to communicate with him/her or asking for personal information
Digital Citizenship - By the end of Grade 5 each student will:1. discuss scenarios involving acceptable and unacceptable uses of technology (e.g., file-sharing, social networking, text messaging, cyber bullying, plagiarism)
2. recognize issues involving ethical use of information (e.g., copyright adherence, source citation)
3. describe precautions surrounding personal safety that should be taken when online.
4. identify the types of personal information that should not be given out on the Internet (name, address, phone number, picture, school name)
Digital Citizenship – By the end of Grade 8 each student will:1. provide accurate citations when referencing information sources
2. discuss issues related to acceptable and responsible use of technology (e.g., privacy, security, copyright, plagiarism, viruses, file-sharing)
3. discuss the consequences related to unethical use of information and communication technologies
4. discuss possible societal impact of technology in the future and reflect on the importance of technology in the past
5. create media-rich presentations on the appropriate and ethical use of digital tools and resources
6. discuss the long term ramifications (digital footprint) of participating in questionable online activities (e.g., posting photos of risqué poses or underage drinking, making threats to others)
7. describe the potential risks and dangers associated with online communications.
Digital Citizenship – By the end of Grade 12 each student will:1. identify legal and ethical issues related to the use of information and communication technologies (e.g., properly selecting and citing resources)
2. discuss possible long-range effects of unethical uses of technology (e.g., virus spreading, file pirating, hacking) on cultures and society.
3. discuss and demonstrate proper netiquette in online communications.
4. identify ways that individuals can protect their technology systems from unethical or unscrupulous users
5. create appropriate citations for resources when presenting research findings
6. discuss and adhere to fair use policies and copyright guidelines