Digital Citizenship Week is an annual event held by the nonprofit media and technology literacy organization Common Sense Media. It’s the perfect opportunity to establish skills that can help us all, including students, become better digital citizens. So, what does it mean to be a good “digital citizen”? Check out this Things Explained video from PBS LearningMedia to learn more.
Much like real-world citizenship, digital citizenship involves understanding and practicing our rights and responsibilities when we interact online. These can include monitoring screen time usage (our own and those we’re responsible for), practicing internet safety and privacy, using and evaluating digital materials and media, being effective online consumers and preventing cyberbullying.
If you’d like to learn more about how to address digital citizenship with families and in the classroom, Common Sense presents their Resources for Family Engagement and Digital Citizenship Curriculum.