Internet safety, online communication, digital footprint, strategic searching, copyright and fair use–these days, “tech skills” encompass so much more than simply learning to type and download files. Across all content areas and grade levels, teachers are now addressing the digital citizenship skills kids need to be safe and responsible online.
At Common Sense Education, we believe in a whole-community approach to digital citizenship that engages not only students and teachers in the conversation, but families and the wider community as well. Our K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum along with our Connecting Families program give schools and communities a foundation for addressing these critical topics in and out of the classroom.
For Digital Citizenship Week this year (Oct. 16-20, 2017), we’re calling on all educators, parents, and community members to raise awareness about the importance of teaching digital citizenship by sharing our starter kit: Get Dig Cit-Ready. Whether your community is just getting started with digital citizenship, is looking for resources to share with teachers or parents, or is ready to initiate a school- or district-wide program, there’s something for you here.
From work and entertainment to communication and research, a huge portion of our lives is spent online. And though kids can master a new device in minutes flat, they still need adult guidance on navigating the complex digital world.
Join us this week, Oct. 16-20, for Digital Citizenship Week, and help empower the next generation to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions online.
eSchool News articles on Digital Citizenship:
- The 9 essential elements of digital citizenship
- Tips for teaching students with Autism about digital citizenship
- Digital citizenship lessons from a 9-year-old with 18,000 Twitter followers
- The right stuff: Teaching kids about copyright
- Is the digital divide entirely different from what we think it is?