Teaching appropriate online use has moved away from the scare tactics of "Internet safety and online predators" and is moving towards more of a Digital Citizen mentality. All of us now hold dual citizenship, one in the real world in which we live, and the other in the virtual world in which we visit (well, sadly, some people spend way too much time in this online world...) The International Society for Technology in Education has stated that “teaching digital well-being doesn’t mean providing students with a list of don’ts. It’s about the do’s – modeling and practicing skills that help young people become thoughtful, empathetic digital citizens who know how to use technology to learn and solve problems in their digital and physical communities.” One goal of digital citizenship is to become mindful producers not just consumers during our time online.
The below resources have been compiled to help you and your students in your quest to become productive digital citizens.
- Digital Citizenship Lessons and Student Forms Grade-level resources that include teacher slides for direct instruction as well as Independent Forms for students to test their understanding of concepts. All of these resources are made available by the courtesy of the Washington County School District.
- Netsafeutah Videos and resources for kids, teens, parents, and educators
- UEN Internet Safety - Digital Citizenship List of resources and lesson plans
- Digital Citizenship Interactive Lessons - Common Sense Media & Nearpod Interactive Lessons & Curriculum Supplements for K-12 Classrooms
- Common Sense Education - Everything You Need to Teach Digital Citizenship Ready-to-teach lessons
- Common Sense Education Digital Citizenship Curriculum and Interactive lessons and activities for all students
- Nearpod Digital Citizenship & Literacy Library of Nearpod lessons
- Be Internet Awesome Presentations for your Classroom on being Awesome. This resource is from Google
- Edutopia Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup Compilation of various digital citizenship resources
- NetSmartz Online safety education program including videos, Google Slides presentations, printables, and other resources
- NetSmartz kids Activities, videos, and lessons
- DigCit Commit Exploring the 5 competencies of digital citizenship: Inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, and alert
- Page of resources
- Cybersecurity Lab A game designed to teach people how to keep their digital lives safe, spot cyber scams, learn the basics of coding, and defend against cyber attacks
- Be Internet Awesome Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world. (Download the Be Internet Awesome Digital Safety and Citizenship Curriculum)
- Common Sense Digital Passport An award-winning suite of engaging games that address key issues facing kids in today's digital world.
- Digital Citizenship Escape Room by Elementari
- Into the Cloud by NetSmartz Kidz. An interactive safety adventure
- Everfi Digital literacy curriculum designed to provide students with the information they need to safely and confidently navigate the digital world, consisting of 6 lessons
- KQED - Teach Free self-pace online courses to bring media literacy and media making to your teaching
- DQ World Learning platform for students to learn the 8 core DQ Citizenship skills students need to become future-ready and smart digital citizens
- DigCit Utah Collection of curricula, professional development, and other resources to aid teachers in instructing students
- iKEEPSAFE Professional development and curriculum
- Cyberwise A site designed to help adults "get wise" by visiting learning hubs, participate in free digital citizenship courses, and watch webinars
- Cyberpatriot Nation Youth Cyber Education Program for K-12 students that created by the Air & Space Force Association
- ISTE Digital Citizenship In Education Videos, blogs, and other learning materials to help educators bring digital citizenship to the classroom
- Meta (Facebook) Digital Literacy Lessons, tips and resources for students, parents, and caregivers
- Digital Citizenship Drivers License from the University of Kentucky. Modules and lessons that introduce different aspects of digital citizenship. When all modules are successfully completed, you obtain your “license”