Digital Citizenship Information

What is Digital Citizenship?

Digital citizenship lessons encourage students to grow in their technology-based skills in real life application using scenarios, self-assessment, and engaging activities.

Why is Digital Citizenship important?

Digital citizenship includes devices and tools that touch every aspect of our lives, while realizing that digital communication is not the same as in-person communication. Students need skills to think critically amidst information overload. Digital citizenship curriculum has strong ties to social and emotional learning, along with easy tie-in to reading, writing, and current events. 

What lessons are covered in Digital Citizenship?

See the EGUSD Digital Citizenship website here for specific lesson topics. Digital citizenship themes include: 

  • Media Balance and Well-being
  • Privacy & Security
  • Digital Footprint & Identity
  • Relationships & Communication
  • Cyberbullying, Digital Drama, & Hate Speech
  • News & Media Literacy
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Social & Cultural Literacy

How can I support Digital Citizenship at home?

Common Sense Media, the EGUSD Board adopted curriculum, has a variety of resources for parents to increase their knowledge and support their students in making good choices regarding technology. 

Watch the award-winning film, Screenagers, which offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world. Find a screening or read the blog

Utilize the global social media community to empower students to promote digital safety through #ICANHELP

Parent and Student Software Tips and Tricks
Need a super-informative short how-to video on a wide variety of software programs used in EHMS?  Click the link below! 

Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE):

ParentVUE introduction video (English)

ParentVUE introduction video (Spanish)
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