California Department of Education Offers Free Resources for Digital Citizenship Week

digital citizenshipThe California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with Common Sense Education and the California State legislature, will celebrate Digital Citizenship Week October 16-20, 2017. This will continue ongoing efforts to teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world.

For classroom use, the Common Sense Education organization offers free, research-based K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum with lesson plans to teach students how to:

  • Manage their online information and keep it secure.
  • Protect their own online privacy while respecting others.
  • Explore, examine, and protect their online reputations.
  • Reflect on their responsibilities and rights as creators online.
  • Identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively.
  • Deal with a cyberbullying situation appropriately.
  • Stay safe online through positive connections.

A number of resources for families in may be downloaded from the CDE website:

Social Media (Relationships & Communication)

Common Sense on Digital Life for Elementary, English (PDF)

Common Sense on Digital Life for Elementary, Spanish (PDF)

Common Sense on Cyberbullying for Middle/High School, English (PDF)

Common Sense on Cyberbullying for Middle/High School, Spanish (PDF)

Smart Device Use

Going Places Safely (K-2) Parent Guide – English (PDF)

Talking Safely Online (K-5) Parent Guide – Spanish (PDF)

Dealing with Digital Drama (6-8) Parent Guide – English (PDF)

Dealing with Digital Drama (6-8) Parent Guide – Spanish (PDF)

Digital Life 102 (9-12) Parent Guide – English (PDF)

Digital Life 102 (9-12) Parent Guide – Spanish (PDF)

Positive Online Presence (Privacy/Security)

Common Sense Education’s Digital Citizenship & Social and Emotional Learning Guide for Grades 3-12 (PDF)

Additional Resource

Family Tip Sheets – English

Family Tip Sheets – Spanish

Learn more about Digital Citizenship Week and the full set of resources on the CDE website and on Common Sense Media.

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