Digital Citizenship: having access to online sources via computers, phones, and tablets is a great responsibility! Students, educators, and parents are aware of real-world dangers, however, in this technology age, it is equally important to be aware of online dangers. It’s everyone’s job to become better digital citizens.
The Digital Citizenship LibGuide serves students, parents, and teachers from Kindergarten through 6th grade providing resources on digital citizenship. This guide helps teachers and parents explain how students' use technology and prepare them to be responsible digital citizens.
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A Smart Girls Guide: Digital World: How to Connect, Share, Play and Keep Yourself Safe (A Smart Girl’s Guides) by Carrie Anton. The digital world is exciting but you need to keep safe and navigate the new world safely. Test safety smarts, deal with cyberbullying and connect with family and friends.
Age Range 9-12 years
ISBN-10: 1683370430, ISBN-13: 978-1683370437
Once Upon a Time…Online: Happily Ever After is Only a Click Away! By David Bedford. See what happens when a laptop arrives in Fairyland and the fairy tale characters experience online for the first time.
Age 4-8 years
ISBN-10: 1472392353, ISBN-13: 978-1472392350
Digital Me (A Squirrel Hill High Novel) by J.M. Varner. Megan is becoming popular on a new social network called Digital Me, however, Megan’s popularity is causing her to lose her best friend.
Ages Range: 9-12
ISBN-10: 1494445417, ISBN-13: 978-1494445416
How Can I Be a Good Digital Citizen? by Christine Zuchora-Walske. Going on the internet can be a new adventure, however, it is important to use it safely. How can you be a good digital citizen?
Ages 6- 9 years old
ISBN-10: 1467783110, ISBN-13: 978-1467783118
Digital Technologies Hub – find lesson plans, resources, lesson ideas, curriculum links, application, and games. <click on the picture to access>
Google Safety Centre: Google compiled information for educators and families providing basic information to keeping data secure. The website gives advice how to prevent cyber crimes and provide the top 5 online safety features to keep users safe online. The Safety Tools tab gives the advice to manage privacy and security. In addition, there are videos, web safety games in the Resources Tab. <click on the picture to access>
Educating Digital Citizens by Thomas Tan: This article defines digital citizenship and discusses appropriate, responsible behavior using technology and to successfully navigate through the internet. <click on the picture for access>
Google Scholar Articles:
Digital Citizenship: Addressing Appropriate Technology Behavior, Learning & Leading with Technology, v32 n1 p6-9, 11 Sep 2004. A journal article defines digital citizenship, gives examples and strategies, talks about responsibilities and communication. Download PDF at https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ695788
Digital Citizenship in K-12: It Takes a Village by Randy Hollandsworth, Lena Dowdy, and Judy Donovan, Techtrends, v55 n1 p37-47. Students online behaviors affect friends but also those not within the friend circle. The article provides readers with a number of suggestions to help students become better digital citizens. For a complete download of article visit http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/djeddry/mod%204/ittakesavillage.pdf
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This brief video highlights being safe online in five easy to remember tips for grades 2 – 6.
These lovable characters from the Lion King show the importance of protecting personal information and being good digital citizens. Viewable for grades 2to 4
Phineas and Ferb give important tips on staying safe online, getting off devices and not believing everything online. Great for grades 3 – 6