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Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship in 2018

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This page is intended for use by educators and provides links to resources they can use to teach digital citizenship skills to their students.


Overtime, additional resources may be added. 



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Promoting ethical behavior onlineAppropriate for middle school students, the activities are designed to help students understand why it’s important to protect their own privacy and digital profiles as well as respect the privacy of their friends. 

Measure your footprint: This 3-question poll is a great springboard for classroom discussions about digital footprints.

Your digital footprint matters: Nine tutorials that explain why an individual’s digital footprint matters.




Prove It! A Citation Scavenger Hunt: This lesson plan from Read/Write/Think helps middle and high school students understand why it’s important to properly cite sources they find online.

Five Tips for Teaching Students How to Research and Filter Information: This blog post by Australian educator, Kathleen Morris, identifies five skills areas every student needs to master when designing effective online searches.


News and online resources: This Symbaloo mix currently offers a collection of 41 resources all related to being able to differentiate between fact and fiction in the news. 




Anti-Cyberbullying Toolkit: Common Sense Media offers this free toolkit for educators that includes a downloadable Cyberbullying Response Flowchart, lesson plans (elementary, middle, and high school), activities for students, and resources for parents. 

Visible Thinking—Thinking Routines: Visible Thinking offers a set of “thinking routines” students can apply in all kinds of situations, including those where technology plays a role. 

From public shaming to public compassion: This article gives a good overview of public shaming and provides a sidebar with suggestions geared to parents and educators. 




Exploring the ethical considerations of technology use with your students: This article provides a great starting point for broad discussions about technology and ethics. 

A dozen ways to teach ethical and safe technology use: Despite the fact these tips were written in 2010, Doug Johnson’s list of strategies for teaching students to use technology ethically are still quite relevant. 

BBC’s Bitesize: Computers in society: This eight-page guide from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) offers information about multiple topics related to ethics and technology.



Tried and true resources


Sites that offer full curricula:


Common Sense Media Scope and Sequence



Sites that offer multiple resources:


Cyberwise: K-12

Media Education Lab Library: K-12, digital and media literacy



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