Digital Footprints

Digital Citizenship

Remember, students today enjoy the connectedness of social networking; it is part of their very being. How do we bring instruction into that cloud to teach the content required in ways that inspire online responsibility and ethics in this new, very public world?

For information on CIPA, the Children's Internet Protection Act, see:    FCC      ALA    Mindshift   Innovative Educator  Wesley Freyer Wiki   Balance Blog

For students under age thirteen, use care with names online. Photos should not name students. We require permission slips for students to access, publish work, and publish photos. All our students have code names, pseudonyms, instead of their real names. We mix up the letters of their name, so my code name is Shee -- She from Sheri and e from Edwards.   Devon Smith might become:   vons  or noth or onith.  They enjoy creating them and their avatars.  We love NetSmartz Curriculum and constantly review our Netiquette.

What will your school do to encourage and practice digital citizenship?

Here are sites with information, projects, and curriculum to support teaching of Digital Citizenship:


Shamblesguru's Online Identity Resources

NetSmartz Curriculum

OnGuard Online

I Keep Safe

Common Sense Media

Digital Citizenship

CRLT U of Michigan Strategies

What to do if bullied    Based on NetSmartz Curriculum

Commenting Considerations
Netiquette Everyday

What will your school do to encourage and practice digital citizenship?