It's so easy to connect online, that the consequences of online behavior are rarely given a second thought. At ISD 318, we recognize how important it is for children to protect themselves and their reputations online. Every 5th grade student participates in a unit on Digital Citizenship. This information is also shared regularly in many different classes.
Parents, we’ve also compiled resources to help you explain the consequences of online interactions with your children.
Digital Citizenship is considered the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. Common Sense Media has developed a blog filled with up-to-date topics and ways to encourage your child to be a responsible Digital Citizen. Edutopia has also created a list of resources that cover everything from digital responsibility to cyberbullying.
The FTC has a list of resources to help parents reduce online risks for their children. From protecting their privacy to cyberbullying to computer security, these fact sheets help keep parents informed about ways to keep kids safe online.
Managing your online reputation
No matter the online activity, kids should remember that they are creating a permanent record. Online Reputation Management created this article about how high school students can manage their online reputations and still have fun.
These parent resources were created by ConnectSafely.org, a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security.
A Parents' Guide to Cybersecurity
A Parents' Guide to Facebook
A Parents' Guide to Instagram
A Parents' Guide to Snapchat