Digital Citizenship & Online Safety Resources
Digital Citizenship consists of the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to respect and protect themselves and others in the online world.
Opportunities for students to join the online community are more numerous and diverse than ever. With these opportunities, however, there are inherent risks.
At Foothills School Division, the safety and security of our students is paramount. We are pleased to offer links to some excellent resources to help you keep your children safe when they are online outside of school.
Social Smarts: Privacy, the Internet and You – A graphic novel produced by the Federal Privacy Commission.
Compliments of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection
Complements of http://netsmartz.org
Complements of http://www.thedoorthatsnotlocked.ca
Online Bullying and Over-Sharing
- Edutopia Page on Digital Citizenship NEW!
- Pacer Teens against Bullying – Real life stories and strategies for all kinds of bullying.
- Bully-Free Alberta – Government of Alberta
- Need Help Now – An excellent resource from the Canadian Centre for Child Protectionthat provides advice for children being bullied, exploited or harassed online.
- RCMP site on Bullying and Cyberbullying
- Cyberbullying and sharing intimate images without consent – Government of Canada resource on prevention of cyberbullying.
Being Safe Online
- Ruff Ruffman Humble Media Genius – PBS Kids program about digital citizenship.
- Common Sense Media – An excellent resource that includes tips for parents and kids.
- NetSmartz – National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
- Get Cyber Safe – Government of Canada
Junior and Senior High
- Guide to Facebook Security
- Internet Savvy Online Training – Government of Alberta
- MediaSmarts and CIRA – Keeping Safe Online
- NetSmartz Teens
- Safe Kids – Child Safety on the Information Highway
- Internet Safety Tips from Verizon
Cell Phones for Children and Youth
- How to protect your children on their Smart Phone from Tiger Mobile
- How to Restrict Mature Content, Games, and More on the iPhone
Building your Digital Presence
- Digital Citizenship articles from Common Sense Media’s Graphite Blog
- Your Digital Presence
- Telus WISE – Wise Internet and Smartphone Education
For more information, contact:
Director of Distributed Learning