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. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digital-citizenship/internet-safety
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.
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.