All students must understand what it means to be a positive "Digital Citizen" as they use technology to access digital resources for personal and educational purposes. Below are some resources to help students and parents understand all the different components of Digital Citizenship.
Digital citizenship can be defined as engaging in appropriate and responsible behavior when using technology.
It encompasses digital literacy, ethics, etiquette, online safety, norms, rights, culture and more.
A digital citizen is one who knows what is right and wrong, exhibits intelligent technology behavior, and makes good choices when using technology.
All EGUSD schools teach digital citizenship and are in compliance with current legal mandates. More importantly, through a commitment that all EGUSD students are firmly grounded in what it means to be active, contributing (digital) citizens, the EGUSD community is providing students with the skills required in a global economy, such as creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving.
Link to --> EGUSD Digital Citizenship Resources
All students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Our award-winning K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum:
* Addresses top concerns for schools.
* Prepares students with critical 21st-century skills.
* Supports educators with training and recognition.
* Engages the whole community through family outreach.
Link to --> Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Curriculum
Every year, the third week of October is coined Digital Citizenship Week. Teachers use this time to teach about digital citizenship and support students in developing the skills they need to use devices safely, ethically, and effectively. Now more than ever, it’s important to empower students to think critically and participate responsibly in the digital world through media literacy and social and emotional learning skills.
Link to --> Nearpod Digital Citizenship Lessons
BrainPOP offers topics that guide students in what it means to be careful, considerate, and aware digital citizens. Explore our collection of digital citizenship resources including movies, activities, games, and planning guides.
Link to --> BrainPOP Digital Citizenship Activities