BYOD & Technology Integration

FOCUS: Digital Citizenship

What is Digital Citizenship?

"Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately.

Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology.

Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use."
(excerpt from

How to teach Digital Citizenship

Internet Resources

Below are just a few resources available on the Internet to help you navigate the topic of digital citizenship. Some are lesson plans you can readily adapt, others are resources particularly for kids. No matter what you choose, let's create good digital citizens here at Welleby Elementary!

Click the titles to link directly to the websites.

Common Sense Media: a scope a sequence tool with lessons for each grade level

Teaching Channel: a look at how one educator teaches digital citizenship to elementary students

Cable in the Classroom: tons of digital citizenship resources for teachers

Privacy Playground: an online game for grades 3-5 based on the Three Little Pigs that help students navigate making proper online choices--complete with a teacher's guide