Digital Citizenship Activites
Media Balance (grades K-1)
When we're using devices, it's important to follow certain rules to make sure we're making healthy and responsible choices. Watch the video called "Balance Is Important." This video is about some good times to put our tech away even when we don't want to.
When you are home, what can you do instead of using technology (watching tv, playing video games)? Draw a picture and write a sentence about what you can do at home instead of going on a device. For example, you can play outside, ride your bike or build with legos.
Safety in My Online Neighborhood (grades K-1)
Visiting places on the internet is a lot like visiting places in real life. Just like there are rules to keep safe when you visit new places in the world, there are ways to keep yourself safe online.
When going online you should follow these rules:
- Always ask your parents or trusted adult first.
- Only talk to people you know.
- Stick to sites that are just right for you.
Draw a picture of yourself following one of these rules. Write a sentence about your drawing.
Being a Good Digital Citizen (grades 2-5)
Being a good digital citizen means being safe and responsible online. A good digital citizen uses technology safely and responsibly. Some examples of a good digital citizen are:
- They ask permission before going online.
- They only visit websites that are just right for them.
- They don't share passwords.
- They only talk to people they know.
- They keep personal information — like their phone number and address — private.
- They pause and think before searching, clicking, and sharing.
Think about when you go online. How are you a good digital citizen?
Click here to submit your response on our Padlet. (Padlet password is on the library database password doc)
The Power of Words (grades 2-5)
Since words can be interpreted differently by different people, it's important to think about the words we use and how they affect people. We might say something just to be funny, but someone might take it seriously, and it might hurt their feelings. This can happen in person, and it can also happen online. It may even happen more online, because the words are just text -- we're not actually face-to-face with other people.
If you come across someone saying mean words online, you should: S-T-O-P
Tell a trusted adult.
Ok sites first.
Pause and think online.
What should you do when someone uses mean or hurtful language on the internet?
Click here to submit your response. (you must be signed in to your Scarsdale account to access)