Why Teach Digital Citizenship?
Students should be prepared to be good citizens in digital environments, just as they are expected to be good citizens in the physical world. Students will receive instruction on the safe and proper way to use technology and on digital citizenship topics including internet safety, privacy & security, relationships & communication, cyberbullying, digital footprint & reputation, self-image & identity, information literacy, and creative credit & copyright.
In accordance with the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires schools to educate students about appropriate online behavior. This includes education on interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and on cyber bullying awareness and response.
The Harlandale Independent School District provides staff members with resources to teach digital citizenship throughout the entire year. If teachers have any questions regarding digital citizenship, they can contact their Instructional Technology Facilitator or campus administrators.