Digital Citizenship week is a great time to reinforce the importance of staying safe online and to practice our digital citizenship skills. It’s all about staying safe while on the internet and making good choices about what you post and how you interact with others while online. Common Sense Media is a great resource for activities and information for parents and teachers.
DISTRICT THEMES FOR THE WEEK
Monday: “Stay Safe Online”
What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Making the most of our online experiences starts by keeping safe and secure.
Dress-up Day Idea: Wear yellow to signify caution or red to show that you STOP AND THINK before posting online!
Tuesday: “It’s Hip to be Aware”
Be aware that everywhere you go online, everything you post, and everything others post about you leaves a trail. It’s called your digital footprint.
Dress-up Day Idea: Dress like a hippy (wear tie-dye)!
Wednesday: “Stop Cyberbullying on the Spot”
We want to treat people the way we want to be treated… be a friend, not a bystander. Let cyberbullies know their online behavior is unacceptable.
Dress-up Day Idea: Wear dots for stopping bullying on the spot!
Thursday: “Give Credit Where Credit is Due”
Remember that the law protects individuals’ rights to creative work. Just because you can find it on the internet doesn’t mean that you can use it.
Dress-up Day Idea: Wear a creative hat or cap that you design yourself!
Friday: “Balance is Best!”
Find a healthy balance between media and technology and other activities. Remember… your life needs balance. Unplug and see the world!
Dress-up Day Idea: Wear crazy shoes to represent balance or tennis shoes and team shirts to show that you get outside and exercise!
Additional resources and activities can be found at Common Sense Media.