Students are taught digital citizenship skills and dispositions throughout their time in Guilford County Schools.
Digial citizenship instructional topics include:
- Communicating with respect,
- Protecting personal information,
- Respecting other’s privacy,
- Following copyright laws and practicing safe and ethical behavior,
- Determining the validity of websites and other online sources.
As students are exposed to more and more online content and have access to information from a variety of sources, it is also important that they be able to understand multiple perspectives, add helpful information/context to online discussions, and support others by offering useful and encouraging feedback.
The digital citizenship lessons students engage in are aligned to the North Carolina Digital Learning Standards. The GCS LIbrary Media Services Department uses the Common Sense Education Digital Citizenship Curriculum to teach digital citizenship skills in all grades.
Helping children navigate the digital world can be difficult and confusing. Common Sense Media resources offer tips and tools for families who have questions about safe and ethical online practices. Click the "Parents Need to Know Tab" on the Common Sense Media website for resources grouped by age and by topic.
For more information about digital citizenship lessons and online safety resources, contact your school library media coordinator.