Digital Citizenship Curriculum
Digital Citizenship is the ability to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly through communication, collaboration, and creation in the digital world.
Children interact with technology at a very early age. Just as children learn about the world around them, they need to learn about the digital world: its benefits, how to behave safely, and the consequences of use. Providing instruction and experiences for children to learn about and practice digital citizenship is a proactive way to help them connect their offline and online behaviors.
How will the Digital Citizenship Curriculum be implemented?
We believe "it takes a village" to raise a digital citizen. The digital citizenship curriculum includes activities to teach students, resources to engage parents, and information to educate teachers and administrators. Lessons are presented in a timely manner to prepare students for new experiences, reinforce safe behaviors, and integrate with content material.
Learn about the 6 Digital Citizenship topics using the "6 Topics' menu in the upper right corner of this page.
How was the Digital Citizenship Curriculum created?
A Digital Citizenship Task Force, comprised of 19 staff members, met during the 2018-2019 school year to determine the curricular focus, review resources, and plan for implementation. One of the biggest take-aways from the task force was that digital citizenship is the responsibility of all adults in our schools. We need to model positive online behaviors and guide our students to make healthy and responsible choices about devices and media.