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Digital Citizenship and Online Safety

Digital Citizenship refers to the responsible use of technology by anyone who uses computers, the internet, and digital devices to engage with society.

The internet is packed with potential pitfalls that could catch many children off-guard. More importantly, malicious internet users can quickly harm someone online, even if it's only through harsh words. 

Which is why digital citizenship is such a crucial topic to teach today's children!

Prince George County Public Schools are committed to providing all students with the most appropriate technology based tools to enhance and support innovative educational experiences and to produce digitally literate citizens as active members of a 21st Century community. 

In order to do so, students must have an understanding of the proper use of technology, understand the basics of online safety, follow guidelines set in the Division's Acceptable Use Policy, respect the work of others that is posted online, as well as act appropriately in the digital world by preventing bullying and identifying strategies to address it. 

You can use the link below to to review the school division's Student Conduct Handbook to view Prince George County's mission, vision, and acceptable use policy.

Along with the above information, we will be working to promote Digital Citizenship and Online Safety during our

---Digital Citizenship Spirit Days!---

Please join us in these fun activities and learning opportunities! 

Spirit Days will run from Monday, February 10 through Wednesday, February 12. Each day, students and teachers, are encouraged to dress in the spirit wear of the day while we explore topics such as digital footprints, being a good sport online, and how to browse the internet safely. Each morning, teachers will play students a video about the days topic, to help teach them about digital citizenship. 

Please use any of the links below, to watch the videos with your students at home and reinforce these important citizenship practices! 

 

Teaching Guide - Digital Citizenship and Online Safety Plan

Use the boxes below to learn more about each of the spirit days and to access the videos for each Digital Citizenship topic
 
Monday February 10, 2020 Tuesday, February 11 2020 Wednesday, February 12 2020

Silly Sock Day! 

Wear your favorite pair of silly socks

K-2 Focus: From Your Head Down to Your Toes...Pause and Think About It! 

Video: Pause and Think Online

3-5 Focus: What's Your Digital Footprint?

Video: Digital Trails

Jersey/Sports Shirt Day!

Wear your favorite Jersey or Sports Shirt

K-2 Focus: Be a Good Sport Online

Video: Balance is Important

3-5 Focus: Be a Good Sport Online

Video: Digital Etiquette

Video: Social Media