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Digital Citizenship

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, it is crucial for parents and guardians to play an active role in guiding their children's online experiences. Understanding the dynamics of digital citizenship and fostering a safe online environment are paramount in ensuring our students navigate the virtual world responsibly. This webpage is designed to empower families with comprehensive resources, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to facilitate open conversations about online safety and social media etiquette. We have curated a collection of invaluable tips to kickstart these crucial dialogues, as well as essential resources to help you comprehend and address the potential threats posed by online predators. Together, we can foster a secure online space for our students to learn, explore and grow. 

Important Resources for Families

Working together, schools and families can prepare kids to think critically and use technology in positive, creative, and powerful ways. The K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum's Family Tips and Family Activities cover six curriculum topics and are available in English and Spanish.

Use the resources in PBS's Technological Literacy to encourage students to develop their own questions that they can explore. Additional topics include digital citizenship, differences between the natural and human-made world, and digital leadership.

Connect Safely offers a growing collection of clearly written guidebooks that demystify apps, services and platforms popular with kids and teens. 

To help support parents, carers, and young people with additional learning needs, Internet Matters has created this hub to offer tailored advice on how to connect safely online across a range of social platforms.

Google's Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.

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