Digital Citizenship Online Footprint

Given the ever increasing role of technology in students’ lives combined with our District's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and upcoming 1:1 initiative, it is important to make sure students understand the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. Our team of Technology Integration Specialists work with teachers and administrators with the aim of modeling proper digital citizenship in and out of the classroom.

Using Common Sense Education resources, Moore Public School administrators, media specialists, counselors, and teachers will help students understand what it means to become a proper digital citizen. Beginning with kindergarten students, our Media Specialists will present two lessons each academic year designed to teach media balance and well-being; privacy and security; relationships and communication; cyberbullying, digital drama, and hate speech; digital footprint and identity; or news and media literacy. These topics each play an important role in our District's focus on Digital Safety, Digital Social Interaction, and Evaluating Digital Information.


 Grade  Digital Citizenship Lesson Concept Taught
 Kindergarten  Pause for People  Media Balance & Well-Being
 1st Grade Internet Traffic Light  Privacy & Security
 2nd Grade Digital Trails  Digital Footprint & Identity 
 3rd Grade Our Digital Citizenship Pledge  Relationships & Communication
 4th Grade Be a Super Digital Citizen  Cyberbullying, Digital Drama, & Hate Speech 
 5th Grade Reading News Online  News & Media Literacy 
 6th Grade  Finding Balance in a Digital World Media Balance & Well-Being
 7th Grade  Big, Big Data Privacy & Security
 8th Grade Social Media & Digital Footprints: Our Responsibilities Digital Footprint & Identity
 9th Grade Chatting & Red Flags Relationships & Communication
 10th Grade Countering Hate Speech Online Cyberbullying, Digital Drama, & Hate Speech
 11th Grade Clicks for Cash News & Media Literacy
 12th Grade  We Are Civil Communicators Relationships & Communication
Administrators, Media Specialists, Counselors, and Teachers:
Select the appropriate grade level link and make sure you have the materials and  resources needed to prepare for the lesson. Each required lesson above is approximately 30-45 minutes.  There are several lessons for each grade level in Common Sense Education's Scope & SequenceIt is required that Media Specialists teach at least one Digital Citizenship lesson per semester -- the list above is required for at least one of the lessons, and Media Specialists may choose the remaining lesson(s) from Common Sense Education's curriculum.  We highly encourage multiple lessons to be taught each year, so work with your fellow teachers to plan and collaborate to present digital citizenship units. Please encourage teachers to use resources such as posters and family engagement activities to reinforce digital citizenship principles in the classrooms and at home.  As always, model proper digital citizenship in and out of the classroom!
Parents & Community:
There is a wealth of information on how you can help promote students to think critically in our digital world. Below you will find links to resources from endorsed organizations and sites that will help students to understand what it means to be a responsible digital citizen outside of school as well. 
Other Resources:
Internet Safety (Common Sense Media)- This page offers links to articles and videos that deal with Internet Safety.
Cyberbullying (Common Sense Media)
Cyberbullying Toolkit for Educators - This site includes lesson for K-12 students.