When we give teens keys
to an automobile, aren't
we making sure that they
have learned the safety
Would you give your child
the keys to a Ferrari when
learning to drive?
Would you give them an
unlimited gas card and keys to
the car immediately after they
received a license to drive - with
no parameters, rules of the road
or lessons to operate it safely
to the digital
many skills to
navigate it ...
How do we teach the rules of the digital
Good digital citizens don’t just “happen”.!
There is a role for educators, parents,
A good digital citizen is:
You are working on a
project with someone else
who is your friend - Is it
safe to share your log on
and password with them?
•Do create passwords with at least 8 characters
•Do use a combination of letters, numbers, & symbols
•Do share your password with your parents only.
•Do change your password regularly.
•Don't give a password to someone else - even a friend
•Don't use private information in your password.
•Don't use a word in the dictionary as your password
•Don't include personal information in your password
Do you know someone
who has had their
stolen on line or they have
been tricked on a
Turn and talk about it.
• Google search yourself
• Change passwords - and
make sure they are strong!
• Make sure Instagram/
Facebook (parents) password
is different than all others
What do I need to do to be
aware of my digital footprint?
When you delete a
picture or words from
your screen or your
account, is it really
Digital items cannot be
written in pencil - they
are written in Sharpie ink.
cannot be controlled.
“With great power comes great responsibility…”
• Discuss your own appropriate use.!
• Share how to handle negative items!
• Teach Digital Citizenship !
Free FABULOUS resources to get you started:!
• Guide students when situations occur.!
• Offer parent nights & send home tip sheets!
• Coordinate school digital citizenship reminders!
! (Ex. - stickers, bookmarks, poster, video
• Join the Digital Citizenship group on edweb!
• Place resources on school website!
• Celebrate with students and teachers that advocate for
appropriate digital use!
• Highlight students that have a good digital footprint
A good digital citizen is:
Creating a culture of
understanding and respect
When you communicate
online, remember to be
mindful about your messages!
Contests can motivate kids to
create ways to teach others!
Decorate your classroom and
hallways with posters
encouraging digital citizenship.
venspired.com has tons educators can use!
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/posters has free
I am sure there are others and if you know about them - let me
Host a family or parent
event about digital
I’d be happy to share any of my resources as well!