Teens today may seem like experts at using technology, but the digital world requires all kinds of skills and habits that kids don’t just pick up as they go. Digital citizenship helps them learn those skills.
WHAT CCPS WILL DO
CCPS will use the Digital Citizenship curriculum provided by Common Sense Media. This award-winning curriculum, designed and developed in partnership with Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, provides everything you need to teach digital citizenship. Learn more here.
The Common Sense lessons help students:
Grades K-2 develop healthy media habits and learn how to be safe online.
Grades 3-5 focus on screen time and online safety. Older kids also learn about how to recognize cyberbullying, what is and isn’t OK to share online, and how to find credible news and information.
Grades 6-8 reflect on their tech use and make thoughtful choices about how and when they use it. Kids also learn about how to stand up to cyberbullying, use social media carefully, and look critically at the news.
Grades 9-12 reflect on their tech use and look at how media is designed to hook them. They also learn about online hate speech, how what they post online affects their future, and ways to spot hoaxes and misinformation.
WHAT FAMILIES CAN DO
Common Sense Education provides resources to help you support your child's learning. We have linked the resources below by topic that will be covered each month. For every topic and broken down by grade levels, there are "Family Tips" which provides digital citizenship tips and advice, and there are "Family Activities" which provide discussion questions and short family activities.