Digital Citizenship

What is Digital Citizenship?

Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. The issue is more than what the users do not know but what is considered appropriate technology usage. via

RDPSD Digital Citizenship Curriculum

RDPSD is using Common Sense Education's Digital Citizenship curriculum framework as our Digital Citizenship foundation but we will also utilize various lessons and resources from the additional sites and services listed below. These concepts align with Ribble's Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship as well as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for students.




An online adventure that puts the key lessons of digital safety into hands-on practice with four challenging games.

Be Internet Awesome Curriculum (PDF)

Lessons plans to supplement and reinforce concepts from Interland.

Be Internet Awesome Pledge (PDF)

Bringing parents into the conversation with a family pledge to be safe online.


Digital Citizenship Overview

Scope & Sequence

Student Games & Interactives

  • Digital Passport (grades 3-5). Free web-based game that teaches the fundamentals of digital citizenship & internet safety.
  • Digital Compass (grades 6-8). Free web-based, iOS & Android game that gives kids the ability to see how decision online can affect their relationships & futures.
  • Digital Bytes (grades 6-12). Interactive experience that puts teens in (safe) real-world online interactions.


A free computer literacy course designed to prepare students for the digital world.

Middle - High School Curriculum

For Educators