This blog appears on the webpage of the International Society for Technology in Education, and contains links to resources for teachers to use when teaching digital citizenship to students. Topics include a comparison of traditional and digital citizenship, ways to infuse digital citizenship into your curriculum, cyberbullying (for high school students), and the appropriate use of social media (for younger students).
The Children's Internet Protection Act puts in place requirements to keep P-12 students safe. In this video tutorial, you will learn about the regulations that schools and libraries must follow, including blocking harmful images, holding public meetings that address internet safety of minors, and the requirement for teachers to instruct students about online safety and to monitor their online behavior.
Have you ever wondered why many sites require users to be over the age of 13? This is most likely related to COPPA - the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. This video tutorial provides information about this law; enacted in 2000, COPPA requires websites designed for children under the age of 13 to clearly link to their policy on data that they collect, how the information is being used, and a way to obtain parental consent before using data that they collect on a child.
This site contains curriculum materials designed for teaching high school students about the ethical participation in online environments. Lessons cover topics like how to participate online in a responsible way, the differences between novice and veteran members of online communities, characters in online communities (flamers, lurkers, and mentors), and how to engage in perspective-taking.
This video tutorial describes the C3 matrix - a guide for assessing your students' digital work. Focused on the categories of cyber ethics, cyber safety, and cyber security, students' work can be evaluated at the basic, intermediate, or proficient level. This type of rubric can help teachers determine next steps in instruction in the use of technology and digital tools.
These educational technology standards serve as a framework for creating engaging instruction for 21st century learners. The emphasis is on facilitating student learning and creativity, designing digital age instruction and modeling digital age work, promoting digital citizenship, and engaging in professional growth and leadership.