What is digital citizenship?

April Digital Citizenship Tip for Parents/Guardians: Digital Drama!

People can feel empowered to say things via text or social media that they wouldn’t normally say face to face. Social media provides a wider audience to witness the drama. Drama online can have real life consequences and can lead to cyberbullying. Check in with your child about what things they are doing or saying online. Make your expectations about online behavior clear. Require your child to have some "unplugged" time.

Digital Citizenship is a way of acting, thinking, and being online. It is thinking critically about what you see and read online, acting responsibly and ethically on social media sites, and protecting private information. Want more information? Check out Common Sense Media at https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

April Digital Citizenship Tip for Students: Digital Drama!

Distance yourself from friends who bring drama to your life, both in person and online. Tell your parents or another trusted adult when you see or read something online that might lead to real life drama. Sometimes, people will say or post things just to get a reaction. Don't take the bait and engage with the drama. That's exactly what dramatic people want. Remember the golden rule: if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.