Digital Citizenship Week is coming soon! The purpose of Digital Citizenship Week is to raise awareness about protecting our students' data and keeping them safe from cyberbullying (California Education Technology Blueprint, Empowering Learning, p. 12). In Ceres, Digital Citizenship isn't just a good idea--it's essential to our mission that students "achieve mastery of academic standards in a safe and supportive environment."
No matter what grade you teach, we have Digital Citizenship Week resources for you:
Kahoot has made a special set of 6 review games, including News/Media Literacy, The Health Effects of Tech, and Privacy Matters.
Our friends at Common Sense Media have some free video discussion activities for Elementary, Middle, and High School.
Check out the Teacher's Essential Guide to Cyberbullying Prevention, which was also produced by Common Sense.
October is also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. If you haven't read our awesome CUSD Cyber Smart newsletter, you can check it out here.
We hope you find these resources useful. Remember, Digital Citizenship isn't just a week... it's an important part of our work as educators throughout the year. We'd love to hear your thoughts about how we can help keep our students safe while online.