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Digital Citizenship and Online Safety

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 County Public Schools are committed to providing all students with the most appropriate technology based tools to enhance and support innovative educational experiences and to produce digitally literate citizens as active members of a 21st Century community. 

In order to do so, students must have an understanding of the 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 that is posted online, as well as act appropriately in the digital 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

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.

 Common Sense K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum 

Scholastic also activities to help build digital citizenship and online safety!

Smart Internet Explorers

Tips to Keep Your Child Safe Online

Common Sense Media has information for parents about apps and games as well as other helpful information!

Common Sense Media Click on the ForParents tab

Scholastic also has great online resources to keep your child safe online!

Digital Safety Resources

Monday, February 10, 2020

Silly Sock Day! 

Wear your favorite pair of silly socks

K-2 Focus: From Your Head Down to Your Toes...Pause and Think About It! 

Video:  Pause and Think Online

3-5 Focus: What's Your Digital Footprint?

Video:  Digital Trails

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Jersey/Sports Shirt Day!

Wear your favorite Jersey or Sports Shirt

K-2 Focus: Be a Good Sport Online

Video:  Balance is Important

3-5 Focus: Be a Good Sport Online

Video:  Digital Etiquette

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Camo Day! 

Wear your favorite camo patterned pants, jacket, or shirt 

K-2 Focus: Green Mean Go Safely on the Internet

Video:  Internet Safety Light

3-5 Focus: Nothing is Ever Really Hidden or Disappears Once it's Online

Video:  Social Media  (Students can get to this using their Clever Sign on)