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Digital Citizenship All Year Long

This past week (October 19-23) was National Digital Citizenship Week.  While we may be off to a different start this year with some students doing distance learning and others as hybrid, our children are using technology now more than ever.  Being conscious of digital citizenship is not something anyone should focus on just for one week, but all year long.

 

Throughout the year your children will be taking part in classroom lessons about digital citizenship from Common Sense Education. Kids today may seem like experts at using technology, but the digital world requires all kinds of skills and habits that kids don’t just pick up as they go. Digital citizenship helps them learn those skills. As the year progresses, by working together, we can prepare kids to think critically and use technology in positive, creative, and powerful ways. 


We invite you to participate in the Common Sense Tech Balance text program.  You may also want to incorporate the Family Media Agreement (in English and Spanish) in your home.  Sit down with your family and go over these family tips about the importance of understanding your digital footprint (in English and Spanish).