Good Digital Citizenship is Good Citizenship: Be Internet Awesome

Digital Citizenship Week: Oct. 16 - 22

It's Digital Citizenship Week! Our Digital Learning team has put together these resources for parents, educators and students that can help all of us act safely and ethically online.

Resources for Parents and Families

  • Common Sense Media
    • Parenting Tips - by age, platform and topic
  • Family Online Safety Institute - Resources and toolkits for talking to parents and students about digital safety. Schools may request a free presentation to share to help you have positive digital parents.  
  • Family Link - Create a Google Account for your child that's like your own and lets parents manage apps, keep an eye on screen time and set timers on the device. Public accounts
  •  Connect Safely Guides - Collection of short guidebooks for parents about popular apps, services, and platforms popular with kids from Connect Safely who host Safer Internet Day.
Student (1)

Resources for Educators

Student (2)
  • How Secure Is My Password - Check your password strength and how long it will take for your password to be hacked.
  • Digital Citizenship & Safety Course for Educators - Learn about why we teach digital citizenship and safety, online safety on the go, savvy searching, how to stay safe from phishing and more in this short certification course from Google. 
  • iKeepSafe- iKeepSafe certifies technology used by children and in educational settings with qualified experts. iKeepSafe is driven to improve transparency around student data privacy.

Resources for Students

Common Sense Media - Scope and sequence of digital citizenship resources around:

    • Internet Safety
    • Privacy & Security
    • Relationships & Communication
    • Cyberbullying & Digital Drama
    • Information Literacy
    • Creative Credit & Copyright
    • Self-Image & Identity
    • Digital Footprints & Reputation
Student (3)
  • Be Internet Awesome - Games and curriculum to help teach students to be internet smart, alert, strong, kind and brave! Teachers can download the curriculum to use with students.
  • Netsmartz - Free, multimedia Internet safety presentations tailored for parents and communities, tweens, teens, and younger children.
  • The Achievery - Free, online platform created by AT&T in collaboration with Warner Bros. to help connect K-12 students to a new world of digital learning through stories that spark curiosity and content that entertains and teaches. This offers seven subject-categories and over 500 videos, including clips from some of the most popular movies and shows, all paired with learning activities that can be accessed from everywhere they are - at home, in the classroom, and in their communities.