Be a Responsible Digital Citizen!

Created by Molly Alexander 4/21/2015

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"It's imperative for us to model digital citizenship to even our youngest learners"

-Beth Holland, Educator

Digital Citizenship

To be responsible on the internet, know that...

Copyright is….

a law protecting authors’ work from alterations for 70 years after their death.

*Make sure that all information or items you use from the internet is available for your uses by taking a closer look at it's copyright agreement.

The different types of copyright include:

Fair Use- limitations and conditions set by owner on the sharing, using, and redistributed of copyrighted material.

Creative Commons is- a type of license permitting work to be used for specific purposes,

Public Domain content is- expired intellectual property that can be used and changed by the public without any legal restrictions.

Teach Act is- teachers are allowed to use copyrighted materials in a classroom setting as long as it is relevant to the lesson, only a portion of the material is used, it is only available for a certain period of time, and if it is something that students would not need to purchase.

Rules to Know About Digital Responsibility

1. Never post anything that you might be embarrassed about later.

2. Be careful with the photos you post that can be veiwed publicly. People who see these online may judge you based on their content.

  • 3. Keep your information secure by keeping privacy settings on your social networking sites exclusive to your friends only.
  • 4. Never disclose your personal address, phone number, passwords. Bank card numbers...etc even in private messages. Hackers can still find this information.
  • 5. Never post things that could be hurtful, insulting, blackmailing, or bullying to others.
  • 6. Always remember that once something has been posted online, it can be almost impossible to remove due it from the internet due to archiving and file sharing.
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    Works Cited

    *All images taken from

    *Digital Citizenship Video created by Amy Loder at

    *Rules by Educational Technology and Mobile Learning at

    *Video and digital responsibility lessons provided by Common Sense Media at