In October, our Engage Community theme is Digital Citizenship.  October is also Nation Cyber-Security Awareness month where there is a promotion of global awareness that encourages all Internet users to ...stop and think before they connect to the Internet. 


In previous threads, we reviewed the importance of FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act a “federal law that protects the privacy of student education records as well as COPPA (the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule) which imposes certain “requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age.”  (FCC) and The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which was created to address concerns about “children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet.” (FCC)


One of my main go-to educational resource is Common Sense Education.


Common Sense has a K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriuculum for turnkey curriculum.

Common Sense lists 8 essential topics:

Although all topics are essential and necessary to educate our students, parents, and teachers on how to keep safe, what top three topics do you think are the most important and essential for keeping students safe?  Justify your answer for each of your choices.

Engage-Pathways-icon-150px.pngParticipate in our Learning Pathways Thread between October 4, 2016 and December, 31, 2016 to receive your Learning Pathway Mission Badge worth 500 points.

The Learning Pathway Mission Badge Title is Digital Citizenship: Oct-Dec 2016


You must complete all the actions related to this Month’s Mission to receive the Mission Badge.

  • Reply to this thread and include all of the below items in your first post.
    • Rank the 8 digital citizenship topics in order from Most important to least important. 
    • Justify your top three choices. Why do you think these topics are the most important for your students to know and understand?
      • Include examples of resources you have used before. (Optional)
  • Deepen the conversation by responding to at least 3 people.
      • What instructional tools do you use to teach digital citizenship to all students?
      • Have you experienced any issues with students not in compliance with digital citizenship guidelines.
        • Share some examples where you have had to deal with a compliance issue. How did you resolve it?
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