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19 Topics to Teach in Digital Citizenship–and How

Start teaching digital citizenship in kindergarten and include it every year through middle school. Select age-appropriate topics and teach them in an age-appropriate way.  learn more

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2020 Guide To Teach Students How To Research & Avoid Fake News, Disinformation, And Misinformation

Based on my popular presentation titled "Teaching Students To Become Expert Researchers And Avoid Fake News, Disinformation, and Misinformation" this video will provide you with the resources needed to teach your students everything they need to know to become efficient and effective researchers. This video uses a fun and humorous approach to help students understand…  learn more

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A Free Resource for News Literacy

The ability to discern what is fact and what is opinion seems to be more in demand today than ever. Regardless of politics, it is important to develop news literacy. And that is a skill that must be taught; it is not developed naturally on its own. So how can educators ensure that their students…  learn more

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Best Free Digital Citizenship Sites, Lessons and Activities

Explore the top free sites, lessons, and activities for teaching digital citizenship. Regardless of their tech savvy, children still need guidance in learning the rules of the road—both how to cross the street safely and how to navigate their increasingly complex and pervasive digital universe.  The free sites, lessons, and activities below cover the breadth…  learn more

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Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens

Resources for teaching copyright and fair use. Copyright is becoming an essential element of digital literacy – because everyone is a publisher now. These materials aim to provide accessible and practical information about copyright – its protections, its limitations, and its role in encouraging creativity. Rather than just emphasizing what copyright prohibits, the goal here…  learn more

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Cyberbullying & Digital Citizenship Guide For Students

#Cyberbullying #DigitalCitizenship #CyberBullyingLesson Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship lesson and video for students and kids. This video can be used with elementary school, middle school, or high school students. In collaboration with Hey U.G.L.Y., we are happy to present this digital citizenship and cyberbullying video to help empower youth to be part of the solution to…  learn more

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Cyberbullying Statistics

Internet Safety 101® is a digitally-based internet safety resource designed to educate, equip and empower parents, educators and other adults with the knowledge and resources needed to protect children from Internet dangers including pornography, predators, cyberbullies and threats related to online gaming, social networking and mobile devices.  learn more

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Cybercivics: Digital Citizenship

What is digital citizenship?  The short answer is this. Digital Citizenship is “the safe and responsible use of digital tools.” But digital citizenship is really much, much more. Teach your students to navigate a tech-filled world. Get Cyber Civics Certified and try seven of our award-winning digital citizenship lesson plans for free.  learn more

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Cyberwise

Learn about everything from TikTok to Snapchat on our Learning Hubs,  take a FREE Digital Citizenship Course for Parents or Educators, ask for a Presentation.  Join us for our next Cyberwise Chat! This is the companion site to Cyber Civics, the most comprehensive middle school digital literacy curriculum you'll find!  learn more

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CyberWise Curriculum

Cyber Civics™ is an easy-to-teach in-classroom series of hands-on lessons and activities for middle school that can also be used for Distance Learning. It meets the growing demand to prepare students to be ethical, safe and productive digital citizens. Includes three levels of weekly :50 min. lessons on the following topics:   LEVEL 1: DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP…  learn more

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Digital Citizenship | Things Explained

It's important to think critically and practice good behaviors when using technology. In this episode of Things Explained, we talk about what it means to be a good digital citizen and important ways to engage in our technology-driven world.  learn more

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Digital Citizenship Course

CyberCivics Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology  learn more

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Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Use digital citizenship lesson plans to address timely topics and prepare students to take ownership of their digital lives. Browse lessons by grade and topic below, or see an overview of the curriculum.  learn more

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Digital Citizenship Using Technology to Solve Tough Problems

Digital citizenship is a skill that has to be practiced. We can’t be telling kids what not to do all the time. We have to be actually talking to them about what digital skills they want to be developing, says ISTE CEO Richard Culatta. This is an important aspect of edtech.  learn more

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Digital Citizenship Week

Common Sense  October 17–21, 2022 Help students reflect on how their digital lives impact their social and emotional well-being in three simple steps.  learn more

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DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP WEEK RESOURCE ROUNDUP

For the past ten years, Digital Citizenship Week, started by Common Sense Media, has taken place the third week in October. This year, it falls on October 17-21. In honor of this ever-so-important topic, I’ve compiled a resource roundup! While Digital Citizenship Week is great, we can incorporate and highlight tenets of digital citizenship throughout…  learn more

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Everything You Need to Teach Digital Citizenship

Common Sense: Help students take ownership of their digital lives. 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…  learn more

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FIVE FREE, READY-TO-USE DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES FOR PK-12 LESSONS

Just like with any tool, we can’t ensure it’s being used appropriately all the time. And just like any situation or environment, we can’t ensure safety at all times. But what we can do is focus on teaching students the skills necessary for using digital tools appropriately and safely. This means focusing on digital citizenship…  learn more

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Internet Safety 101

Internet Safety 101® is a digitally-based internet safety resource designed to educate, equip and empower parents, educators and other adults with the knowledge and resources needed to protect children from Internet dangers including pornography, predators, cyberbullies and threats related to online gaming, social networking and mobile devices.  Enough Is Enough®® understands that internet safety is…  learn more

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Internet Safety for Kids

In this free tutorial, learn tips and strategies to keep your kids safe from hackers, predators, and cyberbullies.  learn more

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Make Digital Citizenship about the Do's, not the Don'ts

For far too long, digital citizenship has been taught in a negative way, with a list of things not to do online. But we don’t teach other important topics this way -- by telling students what not to do. We don't have an anti-illiteracy campaign — we teach people to love to read. In the…  learn more

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Media Smarts Lessons & Resources

MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Our vision is that children, youth and trusted adults have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens. Through our work we support adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the…  learn more

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NetSmartz Kids: Be Safer Online

Play Cloud Quest, an interactive safety adventure! Read e-books and download fun printable activities!  learn more

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News and Media Literacy Resource Center

Prepare your students for tomorrow's headlines with our free news & media literacy activities and inquiry-based lessons lessons.  learn more

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Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship

The updated Digital Citizenship definition - Digital citizenship is the continuously developing norms of appropriate, responsible, and empowered technology use -To lead and assist others in building positive digital experiences -To recognize that our actions have consequences for others -To participate in a manner for the common good  learn more

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Nine Elements to Digital Citizenship

Nine Elements to Digital Citizenship based on ISTE standards.  learn more

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OER Commons: Cyber Citizenship Collection

This endorseent is the mark of approval for inclusion in the Cyber Citizenship Hub. These resources have been vetted by the Cyber Citizenship team.  learn more

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Teaching Digital Citizenship

InCtrl is a series of free standards-based lessons that teach key digital citizenship concepts. These lessons, for students in grades 4-8, are designed to engage students through inquiry-based activities, and collaborative and creative opportunities.  learn more

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Teaching Students About Digital Footprints and Digital Citizenship

This video is an overview of my "Master The Internet" presentations I teach my middle school students. Part two covers Digital Footprints and Digital Citizenship. This is a fun and engaging way to teach students about: * How to avoid leaving an embarrassing digital legacy * Ways to secure social media * Using the 5…  learn more

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Technology Literacy: Digital Citizenship

Technological Literacy examines the knowledge and ability to use technology in a responsible manner. Is it possible that digital piracy is helping the success of Game of Thrones? Why are websites getting rid of their comment sections? How does fake news spread? Use the resources in Technological Literacy to encourage students to develop their own…  learn more

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Virtual Library: 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.  learn more

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What Are The Best Examples Of Good Digital Citizenship?

What is good digital citizenship? Previously, we’ve offered a definition of digital citizenship in the past. Below, we offer some specific examples of good digital citizenship. From communicating with on social media with clarity and respect to respecting other’s privacy to thinking critically and carefully about ideas and conversations and events before responding or contributing, practicing good…  learn more

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What Is Digital Citizenship

Updated Digital Citizenship Video! Learn more at www.cyberwise.org, get the digital citizenship curriculum at www.cybercivics.com  learn more

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What Should Every Student Know In A Digital World?

In an increasingly connected and digital world, the things a student needs to know are indeed changing—fundamental human needs sometimes drastically redressed for an alien modern world. Just as salt allowed for the keeping of meats, the advent of antibiotics made deadly viruses and diseases simply inconvenient, and electricity completely altered when and where we slept…  learn more