WCSD Digital Citizenship Spotlight
October 2019 - Staff Version
Teacher tools for Digital Citizenship Week
We all know digital citizens aren't born—they're taught by you! To help you kick off Digital Citizenship Week, we've packaged #digcitweek teaching activities for grades K–12. Use the materials to help students think critically about what they see online, understand the benefits and risks of sharing information, and balance screen time with other activities.
What you'll find:
- Sing-along videos starring our new Digital Citizen characters for young students.
- Our Teen Voices video series for middle schoolers covering digital drama, online safety, and more to encourage thoughtful discourse.
- Videos with accompanying discussion prompts for high school students on topics such as hate speech, screen time, and healthy online communication.
Together, we're raising a generation of happy, healthy digital citizens.
—The Common Sense Education team
Center for Humane Technology - Student Resource
NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest
This is a great opportunity for teachers to talk to students about being safe while on the Internet and while using computers and mobile devices. The contest has five entry categories: Kindergarten-Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 and Special Education. New York State winners will be displayed in the 2021 NYS Kids Safe Online Calendar and entered into the MS-ISAC National Computer Security Poster Contest.
More information on the "NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest" can be found on the contest web page. Questions regarding the contest may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't miss out! The contest entry deadline is December 9, 2019.