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Digital Citizenship

Tools to help you teach and reinforce good digital citizenship and digital literacy

Good Digital Parenting

FOSI's Good Digital Parenting is dedicated to a safer online world for families.

NetSmartz

NetSmartz has sections for parents and guardians, educators, law enforcement, teens, tweens, and kids.

NetSafe Utah

NetSafe Utah provides online videos and resources for kids, teens, parents and educators, including Internet Safety information that Utah schools need to meet the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requirements.

Google Family Safety Center

As a parent or guardian, you know what feels right for your family and how your kids learn best. To help your family navigate through new technologies, gadgets, and services in an ever-changing online world, it helps to get practical advice. That’s why we continuously talk to safety experts, parents, educators and communities around the world – to keep a pulse on what works. Together, we can help nurture a community of responsible digital citizens.

Cyberbullying: How to Make it Stop

They may not call it cyberbullying. Students may say they got dissed on Facebook or that someone flooded their phone with mean texts. Even little kids have been known to hack into Club Penguin to sabotage each other's games. While most of these incidents occur at home, the problems spill over to the classroom, making cyberbullying an issue teachers can't ignore. // Includes a list of 5 websites teachers should watch out for (on the left side of the article).

Yoursphere for Parents - Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives

Although this website is aimed at parents to "help families live healthy digital lives," teachers can benefit from this website, as well.

Childnet

Helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children.

Digital Citizenship Program

Do you know what it means to be a digital citizen? “As schools and society become more inundated with digital technology, there needs to be a structure that they can teach students (and parents) how to act with respect to this technology” (Ribble & Bailey, 2007). The school board has changed the technology policy so that teachers and students have different levels of access. This is how the Digital Citizenship Program fits in.

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is a suite of resources for students to support safe online behaviour. This resource includes game-based learning, lessons, videos, and parent and teacher support materials.

FTC: Consumer Information

If you’re responsible for teaching kids or adults to be safe and secure online, we encourage you to use and share our resources.

Hector's World

Geared toward young learners. Watch Hector and his friends learning how to use their computers safely.

Classroom Resources from the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

All educational resources are provided free of charge and supported by lesson plans and classroom resources.

NetSmart Kids: Adventure Games

Fun computer games geared toward young learners and aimed at teaching good digital citizenship

Brainpop, Jr.

Brainpop, Jr.'s Internet Safety section

Cyber-Five by ABCya.com

Cyber-Five is a short animation which introduces children to five memorable rules to help them be safer on the internet.

Privacy Playground: The First Adventure of the Three CyberPigs

In this game, designed for ages 8-10, the CyberPigs play on their favourite website and encounter marketing ploys, spam and a close encounter with a not-too-friendly wolf.

Taking the Mystery Out Of Copyright

Aimed at upper elementary students, this resource explores topics such as copyright, files, and reading the fine print.

Brainpop Resources

Learn more and understand better with BrainPOP’s animated movies, games, playful assessments, and activities covering Science, Math, History, English, and more!

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InCtrl

Cable Impacts brings you InCtrl, a series of free standards-based lessons, originally developed by Cable in the Classroom, 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.

Adina's Deck

Adina’s Deck is the award-winning technology and internet safety video series for families, schools and organizations to help pre-teens better understand the social side of technology. Designed for ages 9-14 year-olds, stories introduce cyber bullying, predators and plagiarism with an approach that is suspenseful and impactful. Assessments of Adina’s Deck have demonstrated significant results in educating pre-teens and teens about Internet Safety.

Jo Cool or Jo Fool (Grades 6-8)

This interactive online module takes students through a CyberTour of twelve mock websites to test their savvy surfing skills.

Allies and Aliens: A Mission in Critical Thinking

This interactive module for Grades 7 and 8 is designed to increase students’ ability to recognize bias, prejudice and hate propaganda on the Internet and in other media.

Le Aargh: Teen Anti-Piracy

Teaching 21st century learners how to be ethical with digital media. This site written by teens for teens provides information on what digital piracy is and how to avoid it.

That's Not Cool

That's Not Cool is dedicated to decreasing teen dating violence due to technology, and is increasing awareness for healthy teen relationships online.

A Thin Line

Geared toward high school students in an effort to help kids understand where "the line" is in terms of digital abuse, sexting, spying, cruelty, digital disrespect, and more.