Digital Citizenship in RTSD

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Overview

The Digital Citizenship curriculum in Radnor Township Schools is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Each Library Media Specialist is a Common Sense Media Certified Educator, and digital citizenship lessons are delivered in the K-12 curriculum.

Media and technology are at the very center of all our lives today. The media content that our students consume and create has a profound impact on their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Learning how to use media and technology wisely is an essential skill for life and learning in the 21st century. Through direct instruction, Kindergarten-12th grade, students learn how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world. Kids who learn to use digital media wisely can accomplish amazing things — learn new skills, explore new worlds, build new ideas, and change the world.


The following information will give you an overview of the cross-curricular units that are addressed and what you can do to help at home. Our units spiral to address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age-appropriate way.

iPads, Social Media & Internet

Resources for 21st Century Learning & Communication

Digital Glossary

Not sure how to decode your teens’ shorthand in the digital world? Feel like you need to brush up on the latest digital apps? Still think that MySpace is the right space? We've got you covered with the Common Sense Digital Glossary FTW.

Parent Concerns

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