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Online Safety and Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate and responsible technology use.  As our students use technology more and more each day, it is important that we teach and model how to be an appropriate digital citizen.  As teachers and parents, understanding digital citizenship prepares us for how our students can use technology appropriately.  Starting in 3rd grade, students in Green Local Schools learn about this topic; how we should act when we are online.  This direct teaching helps keep our students safe and prepare them to work effectively in a society that heavily relies upon technology. 

Below you can find resources to educate yourself on digital citizenship and communicate these important ideas to your student, while helping to make a connection between home and school.

Google's Family Safety Center

Tips and advice for parents to keep their children safe online

American Academy of Pediatrics

Talking to kids and teens about social media and sexting

Ohio Attorney General

Online safety tips for kids and teens

Summit County Prosecutor

Internet safety information


Online safety tips for kids

Family contracts for online safety

PBS Kids Webonauts

Internet safety academy for 8-10 year olds

Help Manage your Child's Online Reputation

Tips to help your child make positive decisions online

YouTube Policies and Safety

Standards of conduct expect as well as implications 


Research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy

 Building Health Relationship with Media: A Parent's Guide to Media Literacy

Guide to help families start media literacy conversations at home

Oversharing: Think Before You Post (Poster)

Advice for posting online.  Remind students to be mindful of their digital footprints

Should I Share? (Poster)

Help students decide if posting a photo is the right idea