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7 digital citizenship resources for educators and parents

These tools and activities can help educators as Digital Citizenship Week approaches

With Digital Citizenship Week launching on October 15, here are some resources to help educators and students learns about the long-lasting impact of their online decisions.

1. Common Sense Media offers a one-stop shop for grades K-12 educators–they’ll find games and activities along with curriculum resources.

2. Check out this ISTE resource that helps educators teach students about three strategies for using empathy as an antidote to cyberbullying.

3. CyberWise offers digital citizenship resources for parents and educators to use in order to teach students about being safe and responsible.

4. Digital Passport, from Common Sense Media, offers a suite of games to help students in grades 3-5 learn about some of the issues and challenges they may encounter online.

5. NetSmartz has compiled interactive and age-appropriate resources to help children ages 5-17 understand how to be smart and stay safe online and offline.

6. Digizen helps children, educators, and parents understand what digital citizenship means and how to apply it when confronted with issues or situations online.

7. Digital citizenship and global awareness go hand in hand, because students will eventually join a workforce with global connectivity. Digital citizenship will help students listen to and communicate with their global peers with empathy and understanding for other cultures. This P21 list of global awareness resources can help educators get started.

Laura Ascione

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