Digital Citizenship Week is the perfect time for students, teachers, parents, and administrators to talk about online responsibility and appropriate conduct. To help foster these conversations, download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit we created in partnership with Common Sense Media, which includes activities and lessons that you can use to introduce digital citizenship concepts.
Teaching your students the Dos and Don’ts of online behavior is a critical step in improving learning and safety across your classrooms and schools. Edmodo created a safe, online environment in which students cannot privately message each other and where teachers are always present for exactly this purpose. And we want to continue promoting responsible digital learning.
That’s why we have so many administrative and technical measures in place to protect the privacy of our users. Edmodo is committed to helping all learners reach their full potential and to protecting their privacy at the same time. To give you more insight into what that means for us, take a look at our dedicated privacy web page, which houses relevant resources and materials for you to access. Edmodo was also recently one of the first companies to sign a pledge to safeguard student privacy that was put forth by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association; that pledge is another way of educating everyone about these important privacy issues, and just like you need to teach your students about digital citizenship, we will do our best to continue educating you and providing you with resources about all of these issues.
We hear of so many innovative ways that teachers integrate digital citizenship curriculum into their classes. For example, check out educator Monique Dalli’s blog post. For more ideas, follow the Digital Citizenship community on Edmodo, where you’ll find:
- A “Getting Started” Kit. Download the introduction letter and the “We the Digital Citizens Pledge” poster, complete with a lesson plan.
- Digital Citizenship Modules. Get five digital citizenship lessons covering Cyberbullying, Internet Safety and Security, Relationships and Community, Digital Identity, and Information Literacy. Each lesson includes an Edmodo activity to start the conversation with your students, as well as a deeper lesson plan from Common Sense Media. All lessons are based on Common Sense Media’s free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum.
As always, we look forward to hearing from you. If you have any feedback or questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.