Coming this fall. This will be a self guided course that will help teachers learn how to teach students to be safe on the internet and to create a positive digital footprint.
Mount Vernon Schools Acceptable Use Policy.
Teachers and Staff, please review the Acceptable Use Policy presented in this slide show.
The final slide contains a link to a form to acknowledge that you have read the AUP and understand your rights and responsibilities.
This site is best viewed in Chrome.
Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship
Common Sense Media: K-12 Resources including lesson plans, activities, and videos that cover all aspects of Digital Citizenship. Also includes online training modules for teachers.
Netsmartz: Online curriculum.
Cyberbullying and the Connected Culture
Tips to Share with Students
Use Common Sense
Here are some tips about how to handle a cyberbullying situation:
• Sign off the computer. It’s best to ignore attacks and walk away from the cyberbully.
• Don’t respond or retaliate. If you are angry and reply, then you might say nasty things. Cyberbullies often
just want to get a reaction out of you so don’t let them know that their plan has worked.
• Block the bully. If you get mean messages through IM or a social networking site, you should take
the person off your buddy or friends list. You can also just delete messages from bullies without
• Save and print bullying messages. These could be important evidence to show your parents or teachers if
the bullying does not stop.
• Talk to a friend. When someone makes you feel bad, sometimes it can help to talk the situation over with
• Tell a trusted adult. (A trusted adult is someone who you believe will listen and has the skills, desire, and
authority to help you.) Telling an adult isn’t tattling. It’s standing up for yourself. And even if the bullying
occurs at home, your school probably has rules against it.
Common Craft Video Creative Commons
Teaching Digital Footprint Slideshare by Dean Shareski