Digital Citizenship (4th-8th)
Empower your students to become responsible digital leaders with our comprehensive digital citizenship program.
Our curriculum is thoughtfully designed to address the evolving challenges of the digital world while nurturing a positive digital community.
Empower your fourth through eighth-grade children with a comprehensive understanding of digital citizenship. Engaging in one-on-one lessons between parents and their child through a turn-key program not only fosters a strong parent-child bond but also equips the young learner with essential skills for responsible online behavior.
This proactive education strategy is particularly advantageous for homeschooled children, offering them the tools they need to navigate the virtual landscape with confidence, integrity, and resilience. In nurturing digital citizenship from an early age, parents empower their seventh-graders to make informed decisions, cultivate healthy online relationships, and contribute positively to the digital world they are an integral part of.
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DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP (4TH-8TH)
Our program was created by a nationally recognized expert in online safety for children, Clayton Cranford, The Cyber Safety CopTM. It is easy to implement, turn-key, and 100% online.
Our tailored program equips young learners with essential skills to navigate the digital world responsibly.
With a comprehensive 13-lesson curriculum including resources like handouts, assessments, videos, and development tools, our program nurtures confident digital leaders in classrooms and communities.
Fostering an understanding of online safety, respectful communication, and responsible conduct, organizations shape a future where youth are informed and conscientious digital citizens.
In today’s interconnected world, digital citizenship is a fundamental aspect of being a responsible and ethical internet user. Our program focuses on teaching students about:
Digital Footprint and Reputation Management
1. Your Digital Footprint
Your student(s) will discover what a Digital Footprint is and why it’s important. Children live and make choices in the “now.” They are not considering the long-term effects of choices made on the Internet.
2. Consequences of Your Digital Footprint
Your student(s) will meet Charlotte, a typical teenager who likes to share what she is doing on social media. Charlotte’s online activity will help students understand the positive and negative impact of digital footprints and their online reputation.
3. What’s Cyberbullying
Your student(s) will learn what constitutes bullying and how cyberbullying is different from physical bullying.
4. How to Respond to Cyberbullying
Your student(s) will learn how to successfully respond to mean, rude, or threatening online behavior.
5. Strong Passwords
Your student(s) will learn the importance of strong passwords and be introduced to common security issues caused by poor password management.
6. Phishing and Scams
Your student(s) will learn about the most common online and email scams used to trick people into revealing their personal information, which leads to identity theft. Children and the elderly statistically make up the largest population group victimized by online fraud.
Privacy and Safe Online Relationships
7. Your Privacy Setting
Your student(s) will discover how social media networking sites, like Instagram, privacy settings work, and some of the safety issues that come with a private or public account.
8. Safe Sharing
Your student(s) will learn how sharing personal information with someone online is as dangerous as sharing it face-to-face.
9. The House Rule
Your student(s) will be presented with a concept that will help them safeguard their online information from strangers.
10. See Something, Say Something
Your student(s) will know what to do if they see a text or social media post that contains images or words indicating that someone wants to hurt themselves or others. The concept, “see something, say something” must be a cultural norm for everyone, especially students.
Screen Time Balance
11. Rate Your Screen Time
Your student(s) will take a 15-question, yes or no survey, adapted from Dr. David Greenfield’s The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction, “Smartphone Compulsion Test.” It will give important insight into your student’s digital habits.
12. Effects of Screen Time
Your student(s) will learn about the effects of excessive screen time on a person’s body and mind.
13. Your Healthy Digital Diet
Your student(s) will be presented with healthy options to help balance screen time in their lives.
1. Fully Online and Flexible:
Our program is designed to be fully online, allowing schools to facilitate it either in the classroom or remotely. With flexible scheduling options, it can be easily integrated into existing curricula.
2. Age-Appropriate Curriculum:
We understand the unique developmental stages of 4th to 8th-grade students. Our curriculum is tailored to engage and resonate with each age group effectively.
3. Interactive Lessons:
Our program uses interactive content, educational videos, and group activities to make learning enjoyable and memorable.
4. Comprehensive Supporting Materials:
In addition to the 13 engaging lessons, we provide student handouts, assessments, and supplementary resources to enhance the learning experience.
5. Professional Development Resources:
We offer training and resources for educators to ensure they are well-equipped to facilitate the program effectively.