National Digital Citizenship Week

Annually in October BUT Should Be Recognized Every Day!

Digital Citizenship Week

Monday, Oct. 15th, 12am to Friday, Oct. 19th, 12am

Mason City, IA, United States

Mason City, IA

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Wild About Safety with Timon and Pumbaa: Safety Smart® Online -- PREVIEW
My Online Neighborhood
Phineas and Ferb - Rules of the Cyberspace Road Public Service Annoucement.flv
Mindful Messaging
Oversharing - Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship in Schools
Digital Citizenship
Common Sense Media: Digital Footprint Intro
Safe Web Surfing: Top Tips for Kids and Teens Online
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Other Great Videos to Watch

Internet Safety for Kids K-3
Pause & Think Online
NetSmartz (NCMEC) "Bad Netiquette Stinks" - Internet Safety [HD]
Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship

Meeting National and State Standards

Together, we can help our students meet...

ISTE Standards for Students Standard #5 Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship - Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

  • Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology
  • Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning
  • Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship


Iowa Core 21st Century Skills - Technology Literacy Strand on Digital Citizenship


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Understand and practice appropriate and safe uses of technology.

  • Understand that stealing information and things others have created is the same as stealing tangible items.
  • Be aware of why it is unsafe for students to provide others with information about themselves.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the importance of communicating with adults about things that might concern them.
  • Understand why technology is useful in helping them complete a task.
  • Use technology to explore personal interests.
  • Demonstrate to others how to use technology tools in ways that assist, rather than prevent, others from learning.


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Understand and practice appropriate, legal, and safe uses of technology for lifelong learning.

  • Demonstrate awareness of the dangers of sharing personal information with others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what electronic theft and plagiarism are and why they are harmful.
  • Identify the positive values of using technology to accomplish tasks.
  • Use technology to explore and pursue personal interests.
  • Show others how to use new technologies, and use technology in a way that assists, rather than prevents, others from learning.


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Understand the legal and ethical issues of technology as related to individuals, cultures, and societies.

  • Use technology efficiently and in a manner that does not harm them or others.
  • Demonstrate awareness of legal and ethical responsibilities when using copyrighted material, and how a disregard of legal and ethical responsibilities affects others.
  • Use online resources to work with others to complete a task and accept responsibility for the results.
  • Identify capabilities of contemporary technology resources.
  • Develop examples of how technology systems and services can assist them in pursuing personal interests.

Other #DigitalCitizenship Resources

From Mrs. Staudt

From Common Sense Media

From Edutopia

From Shannon McClintock Miller


From Others...

Why Teach Digital Citizenship?