Teachers and Administrators have Digital Citizenship lessons with all students. In conjunction with this, it is always a good time for a family discussion to remind children on the importance of being a responsible digital citizen.
Here is a checklist, taken from the Department Public Instruction (DPI) website:
Are you using the Internet and Apps safely and responsibly? Use the following checklist to be sure you are:
- I do not do anything that hurts others or is illegal.
- I do not give out any personal information such as phone number, email, address without my parents’ permission.
- I never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents.
- I don't respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. Instead, I tell my parent or teacher.
- I always talk with my parents before posting pictures of myself or my family online to be sure it is appropriate.
- I only share my passwords with my parents and NO ONE else.
- I always check with my parents before downloading or installing anything on your computer or mobile device so we protect our privacy.
- I never open an email or message from a stranger as it may contain inappropriate content or a virus that could harm your computer or mobile device.