Online Safety

Online Safety & Digital Citizenship

With our interconnected world, the Park Hill School District wants to provide students with information and resources to make wise decisions online. We embed digital citizenship conversations into many aspects of our curriculum. What is digital citizenship?According to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE): 

"Digital citizenship is about much more than online safety — or a long list of don’ts. It’s also about the do’s that help create thoughtful, empathetic digital citizens who can wrestle with the important ethical questions at the intersection of technology and humanity.
Those do’s include:

  • Using technology to make your community better.
  • Engaging respectfully online with people who have different beliefs than you.
  • Using technology to make your voice heard by public leaders and to shape public policy.
  • Determining the validity of online sources of information.

This new lens focuses on empowering learners to be in community with others in online spaces and showing them that digital citizenship goes beyond conversations about personal responsibility. It’s about being active citizens who see possibilities instead of problems and opportunities instead of risks as they curate a positive and effective digital footprint."

Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Students 

Common Sense Media - Information for parents and educators about what kids are encountering and consuming online. Includes a robust digital citizenship curriculum to reinforce good technology habits in the classroom and at home.

Be Internet Awesome - Developed by Google working with the Family Online Safety Institute, this site has tips and guides for families, and a fun interactive game for kids to learn about digital safety. 

Family Online Safety Institute - Tools and rules for navigating the web confidently with your family.

NetSmartz - Tipsheets, videos and lesson plans for online safety.

Parenting in a Digital World - Advice for the connected family from Verizon Wireless.

Stop.Think.Connect. - Resources from the National Cyber Security Alliance on digital safety for everyone.

PBS Technology Literacy - Videos, lesson plans, and more about many different facets of digital responsibility for students.