Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship refers to the responsible use of technology by anyone who uses computers, the internet, and digital devices to engage with society. 

The internet is packed with potential pitfalls that could catch many children off-guard. More importantly, malicious internet users can quickly harm someone online, even if it's only through harsh words. 

Which is why digital citizenship is such a crucial topic to teach today's children!

Prince George Schools are committed to providing all students with the most appropriate technological tools to enhance and support quality education and to produce active participants in the worldwide community of the 21st century.

In order to do so, they must have an understanding of proper use of technology, understand the basics of online safety, follow guidelines set in the division's Acceptable Use Policy, respect the work of others posted online, as well as act appropriately in the virtual world by preventing bullying and identifying strategies to address it.

Please carefully review the division's Student Conduct Handbook to view the county's mission, vision and acceptable use policy.

  2019-2020 Code of Student Conduct.pdf 

Digital Citizenship & Online Safety Plan

Classroom Connections

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Spirit Days and Videos

February 10-12, 2020

Spirit Days and Videos

February 10-12, 2020

Day/Focus

Video Link

Day/Focus

Video Link

Monday:  Silly Sock Day

 

Focus:  From Your Head Down to Your Toes…Pause and Think About It!

 

Pause and Think Online

Monday: Silly Sock Day

 

Focus:  What’s Your Digital Footprint?

 

Digital Trails

Tuesday: Jersey/Sport Shirt Day

 

Focus:  Be a Good Sport Online

Balance is Important

Tuesday:  Jersey/Sports Shirt Day

 

Focus:  Be a Good Sport Online

Digital Etiquette

Wednesday:  Camo Day

 

Focus:  Green Means Go Safely on the Internet

Internet Safety Light

 

Wednesday:  Camo Day

 

Focus:  Nothing is Ever Really Hidden or Disappears Once it’s Online

Social Media

Use the video links provided to introduce/reiterate the daily focus.

Check out the Online Safety Posters our 5th graders completed with Mrs. Bowman and submitted to the Commonwealth of VA’s Kids Safe Online Poster Contest! They’ll be posted in the main lobby and around the school.

 

Digital Citizenship Spirit Days

Along with the above information, we will be working to promote Digital Citizenship and Online Safety during our

---Digital Citizenship Spirit Days!---

Please join us in these fun activities and learning opportunities! 

Spirit Days will run from Monday, February 10 through Wednesday, February 12. Each day, students and teachers, are encouraged to dress in the spirit wear of the day while we explore topics such as digital footprints, being a good sport online, and how to browse the internet safely. Each morning, teachers will play students a video about the days topic, to help teach them about digital citizenship. 

Please use any of the links below, to watch the videos with your students at home and reinforce these important citizenship practices! 

Digital Citizenship Curriculum for Parents and Teachers

Common Sense Media has a multitude of lesson plans, videos, and activities that teachers and parents can use to ensure their children have a better understanding of digital citizenship. Teachers and parents are encouraged to visit the link below to help their children become respectful and responsible participants in the digital world.

Scope and Sequence: Common Sense K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum

 

 

 

Tips to Keep Your Child Safe Online

Common Sense Media has some informational videos on the apps that kids are using. Use them to keep you up to date on the latest apps! What Is Video Series

 

Scholastic has a great article with tips on how to keep your child safe online. Check it out!