Teaching Digital Citizenship

All staff must review the Acceptable Use Policy and sign the form acknowledging their review of the information. New!! In addition, this information is now available as a part of our Digital Literacy Workshop Cloud Academy. Participants can  follow this link to complete the course and activities to earn 3 clock hours.  

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.  

Digital Literacy Workshops - Acceptable Use Policy.pptx

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

DC_ConnectedCulture_adults Cyberbullying.mp4

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
        reading them.
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
        a friend.
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.



Citing Sources: 
Common Craft Video Creative Commons

Digital Footprints

Teaching Digital Footprint  Slideshare by Dean Shareski

Internet Savvy: