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For Teachers: Digital Citizenship

Professional learning, documentation, digital learning, iPad information

The Essential Elements

Respect yourself and others

  • etiquettestandard of conduct or procedures online
  • access - full electronic participation, working for equitable digital rights for all
  • law - responsibility for actions and deeds

Educate yourself and connect with others

  • communication - electronic exchange of information
  • literacyprocess of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology, for a high degree of information literacy skills
  • commerce - online buying and selling of goods

Protect yourself protect others

  • rights & responsibilityfreedoms extended to those in a digital world
  • safety & securityelectronic precautions to protect learners, staff and organisations
  • health & welfarephysical and psychological wellbeing in a digital world

from Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship: Mike Ribble

Where to start...

Where to start can be daunting...commonsense media have mapped a scope and sequence which is a great place to start

They have an extensive range of lesson plans for all year levels attached to this scope and sequence with quality resources to use some examples shown below

Detecting lies and staying true

Managing our digital footprint

Managing our digital Footprint from Digital Citizenship adventures   From Jason Ohler professor at Univeristy of Alaska comes this resource for senior school students for identifying and understanding our digital footprint. It has film clips, discussion questions, and activities to help students become aware, understand and manage their digital identity     
From the N.S.W Govt Education & Communities comes this excellent and comprehensive selection of tools and resources for teaching digital citizenship.


Budd:e CyberSafety program and resources            

Cybersafety Education from ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) very comprehensive site with lesson plans and resources                                                                                                                                                 

Excellent resources for curriculum planning

These are curriculum documents with specific outcomes and units of work. They can be very useful in assisting your planning for digital citizenship in your teaching.

ACARA General Capabilities 

The Tasmanian Curriculum ICT K-10 Cross Curricular Framework and support materials and Skills checklist

UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers

The Digital Ecology we need to be part of...

Playing Digizen game: Take on the role of a character in a game around bullying, interactive good tool

Digital Driver's License

Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum.

Three modules here: 

Become an online Sleuth

Manage your digital footprint

Identify tricks and scams online

Extensive range of resources on all things Digital Citizenship here at this Livebinders collection

A digital footprint...