As our students use new technologies and access the Internet more frequently, it is essential that we teach them how to behave online and how to protect themselves and their privacy. The following resources are just a few that educators can access when preparing our students to be smart digital citizens.
This site’s resources, which include videos, posters, lesson plans and toolkits, are designed to empower students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world.
Cyberwise offers digital citizenship resources for parents and educators to use in order to
teach students about being safe and responsible.
Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology.
Digital Passport is intended for elementary students, and each module will introduce them to an issue facing students in the digital world and will allow students to earn badges towards their own Digital Passport. A teacher’s guide is included.
MediaSmarts is Canada’s centre for digital and media literacy. Two resources are OSAPAC licensed for use in our schools are available: Passport to the Inernet and Reality Check. See the Computers in Education folder in First Class for login information.