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Digital Literacy and Citizenships

 

Digital Literacy

Digital literacy is the ability to safely, responsibly and critically navigate, evaluate and create information using a range of digital technologies.

As technology continues to evolve, our students are exposed to media in new ways and with increased frequency. The Technology Department is focused on providing teachers, administrators, and parents with tools and resources to teach digital literacy skills, safety and ethics. 

Digital Literacy includes 3 strands:

  • Information Literacy
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Safety and Security

 


 

Online Safety

Parents and students should be mindful when surfing the internet. Below are some resources to make your online experience as productive and safe as possible

Common Sense Media Click Here

Parents check out information on 7 iffy social apps.  Click here

FAQ and Articles on Internet Safety Click Here

 

Other Online tips:

  • Never share your name, school, age, phone numbers, or addresses;
  • Never send pictures to strangers;
  • Never open email from strangers
  • Immediately tell an adult if something mean or creepy happens.
  • Set Limits for Online Socializing 
  • Discuss the Basics of Good Behavior Online
  • Don't Share Passwords with Friends
  • Talk with Kids about how Cyberbullying Starts and Feels 
  • Create Consequences for Being Involved in Any Type of Cyberbullying 
  • Encourage Kids to Stand Up for Others - Online and in the Real World

 

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