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Digital Citizenship

Given the ever increasing role of technology in students’ lives combined with our District's 1:1 initiative, it is important to make sure students understand the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use as well as Copyright Guidelines for Students. Our team of Technology Integration Specialists work with teachers and administrators with the aim of modeling proper digital citizenship in and out of the classroom.

Using Common Sense Education resources, Moore Public School administrators, media specialists, counselors, and teachers will help students understand what it means to become a proper digital citizen. Beginning with kindergarten students, our Media Specialists will present two lessons each academic year designed to teach media balance and well-being; privacy and security; relationships and communication; cyberbullying, digital drama, and hate speech; digital footprint and identity; or news and media literacy. These topics each play an important role in our District's focus on Digital Safety, Digital Social Interaction, and Evaluating Digital Information.

Grade Digital Citizenship Lesson Concept Taught
Kindergarten Pause for People Media Balance & Well-Being
1st Grade Internet Traffic Light Privacy & Security
2nd Grade Digital Trails Digital Footprint & Identity
3rd Grade Our Digital Citizenship Pledge Relationships & Communication
4th Grade Be a Super Digital Citizen Cyberbullying, Digital Drama, & Hate Speech
5th Grade Reading News Online News & Media Literacy
6th Grade Finding Balance in a Digital World Media Balance & Well-Being
7th Grade Big, Big Data Privacy & Security
8th Grade Social Media & Digital Footprints: Our Responsibilities Digital Footprint & Identity
9th Grade Chatting & Red Flags Relationships & Communication
10th Grade Countering Hate Speech Online Cyberbullying, Digital Drama, & Hate Speech
11th Grade Clicks for Cash News & Media Literacy
12th Grade We Are Civil Communicators Relationships & Communication

Administrators, Media Specialists, Counselors, and Teachers:

Select the appropriate grade level link and make sure you have the materials and  resources needed to prepare for the lesson. Each required lesson above is approximately 30-45 minutes.  There are several lessons for each grade level in Common Sense Education's Scope & Sequence. It is required that Media Specialists teach at least one Digital Citizenship lesson per semester -- the list above is required for at least one of the lessons, and Media Specialists may choose the remaining lesson(s) from Common Sense Education's curriculum.  We highly encourage multiple lessons to be taught each year, so work with your fellow teachers to plan and collaborate to present digital citizenship units. Please encourage teachers to use resources such as posters and family engagement activities to reinforce digital citizenship principles in the classrooms and at home.  As always, model proper digital citizenship in and out of the classroom!

Parents & Community:

There is a wealth of information on how you can help promote students to think critically in our digital world. Below you will find links to resources from endorsed organizations and sites that will help students to understand what it means to be a responsible digital citizen outside of school as well.

Other Resources: