Digital Citizenship

YOUR digital IDENTITY matters

Digital Citizenship Thoughts

We know students ARE online

What we want students to know:

  • Being online can make a positive difference in their life. Students throughout the world are doing great things online
  • Act on and off line as if the world is watching because they are
  • Learn all you can about being a good digital citizen. Google digital citizenship
  • Act with integrity on and off line
  • Be aware of your digital identity google yourself
  • Research creative commons and be able to explain it to a younger student
  • You can build a positive reputation on line
  • You can be a positive creator
  • Your reputation is created by YOU

Digital Citizenship has a place in every school and we need to focus on the positive aspects of the internet as well as the things that concern us.

We want students to ask themselves:

  • What are the creative opportunities on the web?
  • What are the ethical dilemmas?
  • What are the rewards and the risks of being on line?

It is important to find great examples on the internet of students doing things to not only improve their own opportunities, but to improve the lives of those in their school, communities, and around the world. We would like to encourage students to look for these great examples as well.

I’d like to see schools focus on those students who Make A Difference Online by providing them with a scholarship that recognizes all the good they do online. Anyone interested in providing one?

Choose Wisely

It is our choices … that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
– J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

If I search the internet …what will I find about you?

Your reputation is very important to you on and off line so how do you keep or get a positive reputation?

  • Act As If The World Is Watching. (because they probably are) Make sure you become the person you want to be on the internet. Everything we do nowadays is recorded. It seems every move we make someone is either taking a picture or videoing us. So it is up to you to be the kind of person you want the world to see, because they just might.


Be a Digital Citizen
Common Sense Media: Digital Footprint Intro
Youth and Media - Digital Dossier

A video made by a grade 8 student after dealing with the tragedy of a death of one of his classmates

Life Lessons : A Tribute to Kelly Harcott

Digital Citizenship resources to help you

The importance of a digital footprint

Flame Fart Kid
Digital Citizenship and Safety (UNICEF)
5 Ways to Make a Positive Digital Footprint!