Technology for Learners
Digital Citizenship Themes & Lessons
One strategy schools can use in their approach to helping students learn about digital citizenship is to have agreed-upon content that students will consider each month. Throughout the school year, teachers can feature monthly, grade-specific resources from Common Sense Media Foundation that focus on the following themes.
Sample Common Sense Media Video: Safe Online Talk (6-8)
This Grade 6-8 lesson from Common Sense Media includes downloadable lesson materials and two videos that offer student perspectives about online talk.
September: Internet Privacy and Safety
Grade K Going Places Safely
Grade 1 Staying Safe Online
Grade 2 Powerful Passwords
Grade 3 Rings of Responsibility
Grade 4 Strong Passwords
Grade 5 Talking Safely Online
Grade 6 Digital Life 101
Grade 7 Safe Online Talk
Grade 8 With Power Comes Responsibility
Grade 9 Digital Life 102
Grade 10 My Online Code
Grade 11 Whatís the Big Deal About Internet Privacy?
Grade 12 Does It Matter Who Has Your Data?
Grade K Sending Email
Grade 1 Screen Out the Mean
Grade 2 Show Respect Online
Grade 3 The Power of Words
Grade 4 Youíve Won a Prize!
Grade 5 Whatís Cyberbullying?
Grade 6 Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding!
Grade 7 Which Me Should I Be?
Grade 8 The Reality of Digital Drama
Grade 9 Turn Down the Dial on Cyberbulling and Online Cruelty
Grade 10 Building Community Online
Grade 11 Becoming a Web Celeb
Grade 12 Breaking Down Hate Speech
November: Digital Footprint & Reputation
Grade K Keep it Private
Grade 1 Follow the Digital Trail
Grade 2 Writing Good Emails
Grade 3 Private & Personal Information
Grade 4 Digital Citizenship Pledge
Grade 5 Privacy Rules
Grade 6 Top Secret
Grade 7 Digital Life 101
Grade 8 Trillion Dollar Footprint
Grade 9 Oops! I Broadcast it on the Internet!
Grade 10 Overexposed: Sexting & Relationships
Grade 11 College Bound
Grade 12 Private Today, Public Tomorrow
December: Self Image
Grade K Staying Safe Online
Grade 1 Show Respect Online
Grade 2 My Online Community
Grade 3 Super Digital Citizen
Grade 4 Picture Perfect
Grade 5 Selling Stereotypes
Grade 6 The Ups and Downs of Digital Life
Grade 7 My Media
Grade 8 Which Me Should I Be
Grade 9 Feeling On Display
Grade 10 Who Are You Online?
Grade 11 Rights, Remixes, and Respect
Grade 12 Retouching Reality
January: Information Literacy
Grade K A-B-C Searching
Grade 1 Using Keywords
Grade 2 My Creative Work
Grade 3 The Key to Keywords
Grade 4 Whose Is It, Anyway?
Grade 5 How to Cite a Site
Grade 6 Strategic Searching
Grade 7 Gender Stereotypes Online
Grade 8 A Creatorís Responsibilities
Grade 9 Building Community Online
Grade 10 Rights, Remixes, and Respect
Grade 11 Copyrights and Wrongs
Grade 12 Collective Intelligence
February: Character Education
Grade K Fishy Friends
Grade 1 Practicing Patience
Grade 2 Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Grade 3 The Hundred Dresses
Grade 4 Citizenship in Action
Grade 5 Digital Citizenship Pledge
Grade 6 Safe Online Talk
Grade 7 The Reality of Digital Drama
Grade 8 Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line
Grade 9 My Online Code
Grade 10 Breaking Down Hate Speech
Grade 11 Feeling on Display
Grade 12 Overexposed: Sexting and Relationships
March: Relationships & Communication
Grade K Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Grade 1 Writing Good Emails
Grade 2 Screen Out the Mean
Grade 3 Talking Safely Online
Grade 4 Whatís Cyberbullying
Grade 5 Rings of Responsibility
Grade 6 The Reality of Digital Drama
Grade 7 Build Your Ideal Community
Grade 8 Chart It
Grade 9 Risky Online Relationships
Grade 10 Taking Perspectives on Cyberbullying
Grade 11 Breaking Down Hate Speech
Grade 12 Becoming a Web Celeb
April: Media Literacy
Grade K My Creative Work
Grade 1 Sites I Like
Grade 2 Things for Sale
Grade 3 Picture Perfect
Grade 4 Selling Stereotypes
Grade 5 Just Because Itís Out There Doesnít Mean Itís Good
Grade 6 So How do You Find the Good Stuff?
Grade 7 News Literacy: Critical Thinking Skills for 21st Century
Grade 8 Challenging Stereotypes: A New Look at Old Age
Grade 9 Five Broken Cameras: How Storytellers Shape the Story
Grade 10 Teaching Adolescents How To Evaluate the Value of Online Information
Grade 11 Reality Media?
Grade 12 Contrasting Visions of Womanhood and the Future
- Rick Phelan,†Director, Technology for Learners