Digital Citizenship

Technology is changing the way we live, work, and learn. The lines between our online and offline worlds continue to merge and blur.

This is exciting, however, as our world becomes increasingly digital, our challenges, rights, and responsibilities are changing too.

Teaching students, schools, and families about digital citizenship and internet safety is more important than ever.

What Is Digital Citizenship?

ISTE tells us that, “digital citizens are learners who use their technology-driven powers conscientiously — and with empathy — to help make the world a better place.”

Common Sense Education describes digital citizenship simply as, “the responsible use of technology to learn, create, and participate”.

Digital citizenship is basically an umbrella term covering all sorts of things like: internet safety and security, digital footprints, etiquette, copyright, cyberbullying, health and wellness, and more.

Digital Citizenship Posts And Resources

To find out more about the best approach to teaching digital citizenship, check out Teaching Digital Citizenship: 10 Internet Safety Tips For Students (With Posters).

Involving parents in digital citizenship education is very important. Take a look at 10 Internet Safety Tips for Parents for advice and a poster. 10 Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety tips for Parents Poster Kathleen Morris | Primary Tech | Cyber safety tips for parents and children

Want to learn more about digital footprints? Check out this 2018 post that breaks down how to cover this important topic in the classroom.

Learn how to teach students of any age about digital footprints. There are lesson ideas and activities plus a printable poster that summarises 10 important things to know about digital footprints. Kathleen Morris | Primary Tech

Our teachers and schools need guidance too! Visit 10 Internet Safety Tips for Teachers and Schools for tips and a poster about internet safety and personal online conduct. Internet Safety Tips for Teachers Poster Kathleen Morris Primary Tech

These four posts all contain free printable digital citizenship posters that you are free to display, print, or share.

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Want to learn more about digital citizenship and internet safety? I share tips for students and parents with posters for the classroom and a handout for families. Teach students how to be safe online and find free cyber safety posters. Kathleen Morris | Primary Tech

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