Digital Citizenship

What is Digital Citizenship???
Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. (

Andrew Churches has unpacked some extensive thinking about the 'Digital Citizen' and summarises three key aspects of digital citizenship. These are:
  • Respecting and protecting yourself
  • Respecting and protecting others
  • Respecting and protecting intellectual property

To read more on his wiki click here

What sort of Digital Citizen will you be?

Internet Safety Presentation (thanks to Tom McGee)

Online & Interactive Games for Students:

NCS Teacher Check - Blogging & Cybersafety:questns.gif

attention.pngDo you KNOW who the students are in your class that DO NOT have parental permission to have their images online? (eg. on class blog etc)
What about new students who have enrolled in your class partway through the year?

Do your students KNOW not to use their last name (ever!) on the blogs/online?

Do you have your blogging rules/responsibilities in place for this year? (co-constructed with your class?) If so, do others know about and respect these? (eg. parents not leaving last names on comments etc)
See here if you still need to develop some.

Have you READ our school cybersafety agreement? Do you understand how it impacts both yourself and your students?

Other Important Links to check out for resources:

(thanks to Suzie Vespers' wiki for the above)

Stephen Balkin - CEO Family Online Safety Institute

Hectors World
A great NZ website teaching children about online safety and digital citizenshipThe website contains:* Excellent Lesson Plans grouped into age categories
  • Cartoons covering a range of topics
  • A range of support material
To view Lesson Plans click here
A great range of lessons categorised into age groups covering the topics listed below
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The Grid
A well organised age categorised grid organising content around:
  • Understanding the impact of ICT in our lives
  • Personal Cybersafety
  • Acting responsbibly online

A great interactive and educational U.S. website teaching children how to be safe online.

Netsmartz Index for Teachers

Here you can search content material according to age and topic

Netsmartz for Kids

- Videos, Games and Free Stuff for Kids
Room 5 Nelson Central School 2011Internet Safety Guidelines
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2011 Computer License Agreement