Thank you for visiting the Livingstone Range School Division Digital Citizenship webpage. Here you will find a variety of resources that address Digital Citizenship designed for parents, students and staff. The resources encompass the core principles of Digital Citizenship and are specific to the needs of the child at each grade level. This site is developed in collaboration with staff, student and parent to support student growth in proficient use of technology and development of skills to be safe and responsible online. Please contact your Administrators to learn more about how your child's school is addressing Digital Citizenship.
External Resource Links
- Alberta Education Digital Citizenship Policy Development Guide
- Digital Citizenship Guide in Saskatchewan Schools
- Digital Scope and Sequence - from the Holy Spirit Catholic Schools
- MediaSmarts - Non-profit website covering all matters of digital and media literacy.
- Online Peer Intervention: Young Canadians experiences with Electronic Bullying: a report on our national survey of youth ages 12 - 18 that explores their attitudes and experiences as witnesses to cyberbullying
- Respecting Yourself and Others Online: is a workshop that provides tweens and young teens with strategies and knowledge that will help them respect themselves, respect others, and respect the space when using social media.
- The Parent Network: is a workshop designed to help parents better understand how their kids are using social networking and to provide them with tips and tools they can use to help them minimize negative experiences and maximize the positive opportunities that social media has to offer
- Getting the Most out of Video Games guide. This new guide provides information on video game ratings, ways to pick good games for your kids, tools for avoiding unexpected charges, and tips for managing game playing in the home.
- Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents. This new guide offers tips to prepare you for the conversations you need to have with your kids when they first start using digital devices and as they grow and their online activities change, and advice on what to do when things go wrong.
- A Guide for Trusted Adults: Practical Tips and Tools for Supporting Girls and Young Women Navigating Life Online. This guide is based on YWCA's consultation with Canadian girls and young women about their concerns and the issues they face online and on social media platforms and the ways they want the adults in their lives to support them.
- How to Recognize False Content Online The resource provides advice on how to identify hoaxes and other false content, for youth and adults alike.
- Digital and Media Literacy Outcomes by Province & Territory - Alberta - created by the website Mediasmarts.ca
- Everfi Ignition - Media & Technology Resource for grades 6-9
- Your Digital Presence- 2Learn.ca
- Ask a Tech Teacher: Digital Citizenship - Media & Technology Resource for Teachers
- b-free.ca: Government of Alberta website on bullying
- Common Sense Media - Media & Technology Resources for Educators
Scope & Sequence: Common Sense K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum.
From the site: "Our comprehensive Curriculum is designed to empower students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. From lesson plans, videos, student interactives, and assessments, to professional learning and family outreach materials, our turnkey Curriculum provides schools with everything they need to take a whole-community approach to digital citizenship."
Go to the Scope & Sequence section to find the right resources for your classroom. The grade-differentiated units spiral to address a cross-curricular approach. Teachers can use the units either sequentially by grade or at any grade level within the band."
This chart shows the areas covered in all of the grades on the Common Sense site:
- Digital Passport
- The Door that's not Locked
- iKeepsafe.org (Google) - Digital Citizenship for Educators is a series of lessons designed to help teachers understand and navigate the Internet safely, responsibly, and ethically.
- 7 Habits of Digital Citizenship - Information compiled by Iron Ridge Elementary Campus for our 7 Habits schools
- The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities This site addresses bullying issues
- The Essential Teen Internet Safety Guide
- Smartphone Safety by Tigers Mobile
Blogs addressing Digital Citizenship
Modeling Constructive Online Behavior by David Cutler (2015)
How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students by Mary Beth Hertz (2015)
Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup by Edutopia Staff (2014)
A Starting Point for Ensuring Student Online Privacy by Anne O'Brien (2014)
The Path to Digital Citizenship by Andrew Marcinek (2013)
Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects by Andrew Miller (2013)