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A District’s Journey to Digital Citizenship for K-12 Students

Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 40

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Participate and share : Poster

Wednesday, June 27, 8:00–10:00 am
Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 40

Linda Epps   Dr. Denise Harlem   Omar Mitchell   Tera Phipps  
Get a step-by-step guide to the school-wide and community-wide implementation of digital citizenship lessons and activities.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Digital citizenship
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Career and technical education, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Digital Citizenship
  • Model and facilitate safe, healthy, legal and ethical uses of digital information and technologies.
For Educators:
  • Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.
For Students:
Digital Citizen
  • Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
Related exhibitors: Seesaw , BrainPOP , Common Sense Education

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

We were very successful in providing digital citizenship lessons utilizing Common Sense Media resources to every student in our district (Grades K-12). Our students were assessed on each digital citizenship unit to ensure that they grasped the concepts. They asked questions and engaged in group discussions in order to become more responsible, more safe and more ethical students. They were then given opportunities to apply newly learned information in real-world situations through collaborative projects, social media experiences, and research projects. As a result of this positive experience, participants will receive all information necessary to replicate the successful district-wide model implemented in our K-12 district.


Timeline - What lessons were taught and when, followed by practical activities that supported the lessons taught
Templates of units, pacing, practical experiences - There are many activities available from Common Sense Media. We will provide the activities that worked the best for us, the pacing schedule, and experiences we provided to students so they could apply what they learned.
Resources found to be most effective from Common Sense Media
Student project samples - these are projects that allowed students to apply the skills they learned from the Common Sense Media lessons.

Supporting research

2017 Internet Safety Statistics & Digital Citizenship Tips
Smart Team -

Digital Natives - Fostering Digital Citizenship in the Classroom
 NetRef 04/04/2016

Report: Digital Citizenship Should be a Key Component of Classroom Technology Initiatives
Leila Meyer04/05/16 -

Social Media at School: Teaching Safety on the Virtual Playground
Mary Hertz - 2015

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Linda Epps, Orange Public School
Dr. Denise Harlem, Park Avenue - Orange Board Of Education
Omar Mitchell, Lincoln Avenue School / Orange BOE
Tera Phipps, Orange Preparatory Academy

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