Digital Citizenship, Safety, Privacy, and Social Media



    Digital Citizenship, Safety, Privacy, and Social Media

    The links to these resources provide access to a variety of resources, listed under the particular type of issue or action item that the resource looks to address.  Understand that most of these resources will require an investment of time and study to fully appreciate and utilize the resource.


    DigCitCommit is a proactive approach to prepare students to solve problems and become a force for good. Join us as we shift the conversation from one of fear and negativity (don’ts) to one of inclusivity, empathy and action (do’s).


    The Children’s Internet Protection Act or (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children’s access to harmful content on the Internet. In 2011 CIPA was updated with certain requirements for schools. Schools subject to CIPA have two important requirements.  First, Internet safety policies must include monitoring the online activities of minors; and second as required by the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, they must provide for educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyberbullying awareness and response. 


    Common Sense Media : See below, from the web site, a summary of the services offered

    Our Mission

    Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

    Media and technology are at the very center of all our lives today -- especially our children’s.  Kids today spend over 50 hours of screen time every week. The media content they 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. But parents, teachers, and policymakers struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn.  Now more than ever, they need a trusted guide to help them navigate a world where change is the only constant. 


    Google Safety Center : See below, from the web site, a summary of the services offered

    Whether you’re a parent, a teacher, a teen, or just curious about digital literacy and citizenship, you’ve come to the right place. Google and our partners have compiled a list of helpful resources for getting to know the web. Read on, and continue to explore the wonders of the web with us. 


    Netsmartz : See below, from the web site, a summary of the services offered

    Our Mission

    NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

    Our Goals

        Educate children on how to recognize potential Internet risks

        Engage children and adults in a two-way conversation about on- and offline risks

        Empower children to help prevent themselves from being exploited and to report victimization to
                        a trusted adult


    CyberWise : See below, from the web site, a summary of the services offered


    Learn about digital citizenship, Internet safety, security, privacy, cyberbullying, sexting, reputation management and more so you can help kids embrace technology safely and wisely.


     Microsoft YouthSparkHub Safety : See below, from the web site, a summary of the services offered

    Resources and research

    Online safety begins with you, so get the essential information you need for you and your family to more safely use the internet. Find top tips for internet safety, learn how to tell myths from facts when it comes to dangers in the online world, and read about the steps you can take to help protect your devices, information, and family online.





Last Modified on March 5, 2020