Creating Good Digital Citizens

Resources and Information for Shady Grove Parents

What can you do to foster safe and productive digital relationships at home?


  1. Direct your children to safe and reliable sites for research (Start with HCPS’s OneSearch!)
  2. Encourage your children to use good manners and to remember the “golden rule” when online.
  3. Emphasize to your children that nothing (not even a “snapchat”) ever really goes away once it is released into the digital community. Remind them always to THINK before posting.
  4. Be the keeper of the passwords ….and check ALL of your children’s accounts regularly.
  5. Monitor your children’s screen time, and encourage them to share with you their favorite sites and apps…you may love them, too!
  6. Finally, always remember to model and to practice good digital citizenship yourself.

About us:

The Shady Grove Elementary School Library serves a large population of K-5 students and their parents, along with a faculty of 50+ teachers and other staff members.