Student Tips
Parent Tips
November
Balance your online time with unplugged activities! Read a physical book, play a board game, draw or color, or play outside! Your brain and body need more than a screen!
Many popular social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Kik, and Snapchat have a minimum age requirement of 13 years old to join!
December
Remember the internet is forever, and you have a digital footprint. Be kind to others face to face and online. Tell a trusted adult if you feel you are being bullied online. 
More is caught than taught! Set a good example for you children to see how to properly behave online. Put your phone down while driving.
JanuaryKeep certain information, like your full name, address, phone number, school you attend, or birthday off of websites. Try not to use this information in screen names you create.
Know what sites your kids are using and consider having your own account at the same sites. It is difficult to protect your child from something you don’t know about. 
FebruaryNot everything found on the internet is true! Look at the end of the web address for trusted domains like .edu, .net, .org, or .gov. Look for sources given for statistics. Look for sites free of grammatical errors. Try to find another site with similar information to confirm your findings.
Younger children need help when they are looking for information online. Even safe websites can contain links to other places. Encourage them to ask permission before searching the internet, and talk to them about what is and is not acceptable to look up.


Monthly Digital Citizenship Tips