Digital Citizenship Week!
Digital Citizenship Week
Posted on 10/14/2016
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Monday, Oct. 17: Understanding your Digital Footprint    


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Today we kickoff Digital Citizenship Week by talking about our digital footprints. Did you know that what you do online can be seen by strangers? The words you use and the pictures you share will always be online, even when you’re as old as your teacher! They create your unique digital footprint. Begin with the end in mind and make your digital footprint a positive one.



Tuesday, Oct. 18: Practicing good Digital EtiquetteTHINK-300x464.jpg

As part of Digital Citizenship Week we want to make sure students THINK when they go online. Before you post, repost, like or comment on something, ask yourself: Is it TRUE? Is it HELPFUL? Is it INSPIRING? Is it NECESSARY? Is it KIND? Ask yourself the same questions before you share a picture. Remember to respect yourself and respect others so you create a positive digital footprint.


Wednesday, Oct. 19: Let’s talk about Cyberbullying


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Cyberbullying is the use of the Internet,cell phones, or other digital means to hurt or embarrass someone else. A cyberbully may be a person the target knows in “real life,” or it may be a

stranger. If you witness cyberbullying then take action to STOP it by telling a grown up at home or school.




Thursday, Oct. 20: Take a Tech Break

Are you spending hours in front of a screen playing video games, watching You Tube videos, listening to music, or doing homework? If you are, you are putting your health at risk. Your body needs activity, frequent breaks, rest, and exposure to lots of settings. Your eyes and ears need peace and quiet once in awhile. Play outside, read a book, unplug. It does a body good! Get-Out-of-Your-Head.png




Friday, Oct. 21: Protect Your Identity

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Whether emailing, chatting or using a social networking tool such as Twitter or Facebook, it is  very important to understand the difference between personal information and private information and to be careful what you share. Personal information is information about you that can’t be used to identify you, such as your age or your favorite foods. It is OK to share what you like online. Private information is information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, phone number or your address. Private information should be protected. Remember to keep it out of e-mails, posts and other online activity. And remember, if someone online asks for private information, tell a trusted adult right away.