Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship and Responsible Use of Technology in CCSD

CCSD district and school staff must model and teach responsible use of technology to help students to learn, communicate and collaborate safely and responsibly. All CCSD schools are responsible for implementing a meaningful and ongoing digital citizenship program in a way that will help students transfer practices to home, college, and career. Issues of privacy, safety, conduct, self image and information literacy are central to creating a climate of respect and responsibility. CCSD students are expected to receive digital citizenship instruction in grades K-12. We are asking all schools to annually report their plan for implementing their digital citizenship program (see link below).

On this site you will find lesson plans and other resources for teaching digital citizenship in CCSD. Lessons and slide decks are adapted from the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Scope and Sequence.


CCSD Student Created Lessons

In the summer of 2017, three of CCSD's brightest, Latalia Brown, Lupe Chavez-Gutierrez, and Angel Pinckney, spent their days curating and building digital citizenship resources to better meet the needs of our district. In partnership with The Department of Innovation and Digital Learning (TDL), the students worked to create an authentic experience surrounding real issues our students face. This website has 4 lessons for primary, middle, and high school students that were created for students by students. To see their entire work, you can visit their website!

Reasonably-sized activities that can be done in about 10 minutes.

We know that you are busy teaching EVERYTHING ELSE, and yet, we know that teaching kids to be good digital citizens is important.

We have combed through lessons made by Common Sense Media, pulled out the essential learning from a few of them, and turned that into a bank of 10 minute digital citizenship lessons* addressing several digital citizenship issues.

Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.

2a Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.

2b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

2c Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

2d Students manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.

ISTE Standards for Students, ©2016, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Common Sense Media's Educator site is a wealth of resources on digital citizenship and literacy including lesson plans, student interactives, videos, family tip sheets, professional development and more.