Online Safety and Cyber Citizenship

Google’s Be Internet Awesome with PTA Connected

Slade Elementary received a grant from PTA and Google to support a family night promoting digital awareness at school and in the home.

Slade students receive instruction on safe and effective use of the Internet as a research tool during their Library/Computer Lab class, as well as in their classrooms. Interactive games reinforce topics taught. For example, Google has a fun and informative interactive platform called Interland.

In addition to Be Internet Awesome some of the sources used include:

Digital Passport from Commonsense Media.

Code.org offers a digital citizenship module in collaboration with Commonsense Media.

ISTE Standards

  • 1.c – Use models and simulation to explore complex systems and issues.
  • 2.d – Contribute to project teams to solve problems.
  • 5.a – Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
  • 5.b – Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
  • 5.d. – Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.
  • 6.a – Understand and use technology systems.

CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards

  • CI.L1:3-01. Practice responsible digital citizenship (legal and ethical behaviors) in the use of technology systems and software.
  • CI.L1:6-01. Discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology and information, and the consequences of inappropriate use.
  • CI.L1:6-02. Identify the impact of technology (e.g. social networking, cyber bullying, mobile computing and communication, web technologies, cyber security, and virtualization) on personal life and society.
  • CI.L1:6-04. Understand ethical issues that relate to computers and networks (e.g., equity of access, security, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property).
  • CI.L2-01. Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology and discuss the consequences of misuse.
  • CI.L2-05. Describe ethical issues that relate to computers and networks (e.g., security, privacy, ownership, and information sharing).
  • CPP.L2-06. Demonstrate good practices in personal information security: using passwords, encryption, secure transactions.