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Digital Citizenship

With increased access to devices and the Internet, the concept of Digital Citizenship is of great importance for all who use "the web". Digital Citizenship relates to the way in which an individual communicates and presents oneself on the Internet and the identity the user develops through interactions on the Internet and social networking sites. School-based activities and discussion about Digital Citizenship include awareness and resources related to Internet safety and cyberbullying.

Helping our students stay safe and make responsible choices on the Internet can be promoted at home. The following resources may help students and their families learn about Digital Citizenship and related areas such as Internet Safety and Cyberbullying.

ISTE Standards for Students

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) creates standards for students and educators.

https://www.iste.org/standards/for-students


Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

COPPA regulates what information websites can collect from children under the age of 13 and how that information may be used. The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protections provides online guides for parents and businesses about compliance with COPPA.

http://www.business.ftc.gov/documents/0493-Complying-with-COPPA-Frequently-Asked-Questions

 

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. The site includes information about safe Internet use, content filtering, and digital citizenship as well as recommendations about media-entertainment including TV, movies, games, apps, and even, books.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety

 

#ICanHelp

#ICanHelpDeleteNegativity provides training and education for students to help deal with online negativity.

http://www.icanhelpdeletenegativity.org



ConnectSafely

ConnectSafely offers resources for anyone engaged in and interested in the impact of social media and mobile technology. The site includes free download-able parent guides for social media. Each guide addresses the features of social media and provides tips for instructing children on the safe use of social media and digital devices.

http://www.connectsafely.org/safety-tips-advice

 

FTC Consumer Information - Privacy & Identity

This Federal Trade Commission site describes ways to protect your privacy and online identity.

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/privacy-identity

 

iKeepSafe

iKeepSafe provides resources for educators, parents, and students to understand the importance of security and online reputation. Developed by iKeepSafe with support from the American School Counselor's Association.

http://www.ikeepsafe.org

 

NetSmartz

Operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, NetSmartz has produced information that is categorized by age group.

https://www.missingkids.org/NetSmartz

 

OnGuard Online.gov

OnGuard Online provides information about protecting children online. The Net Cetera resource include an outreach toolkit for communicating safety information to others in the community.

http://www.onguardonline.gov

 

Stop | Think | Connect

Stop | Think | Connect is a global cyber-security awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safe and secure online. This site offers information to take security precautions, understand the consequences of actions and behaviors, and enjoy the benefits of the Internet.

http://www.stopthinkconnect.org

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