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.
Tips and advice for parents to keep their children safe online
Talking to kids and teens about social media and sexting
Online safety tips for kids and teens
Internet safety information
Online safety tips for kids
Family contracts for online safety
Internet safety academy for 8-10 year olds
Tips to help your child make positive decisions online
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
Guide to help families start media literacy conversations at home
Advice for posting online. Remind students to be mindful of their digital footprints
Help students decide if posting a photo is the right idea