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
|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
Wear your favorite camo patterned pants, jacket, or shirt
K-2 Focus: Green Mean Go Safely on the Internet
Video: Internet Safety Light
3-5 Focus: Nothing is Ever Really Hidden or Disappears Once it's Online
Video: Social Media
Video: Social Media