Digital Citizenship


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Keeping Students Safe in a Digital World

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We may think of our kids’ online, mobile, and technological activities as“digital life,” but to them it’s just life. In their world, being able to connect and communicate 24/7 from just about any location is normal.Phones aren’t simply for phone calls anymore but for listening to music,sending texts, filming videos, snapping and sharing photos, and accessing the Internet. Our kids are using computers and tablets to socialize, stream video, and create movies and songs. And they can connect and communicate 24/7 from just about any location.

Why does digital citizenship matter?

At Beall Elementary School, we want our students to make good decisions so they can take advantage of the powerful technology that fills their lives both at school and at home. But in order to make good choices,kids must know how the digital world works. The stakes are high because our kids’ technological abilities can be greater than their maturity and judgment.Having unrestricted access to information and people can result in gaining a wealth of information and experiences. But it canal so mean accessing inappropriate content and exposure to risks such as:

  • Cyber bullying
  • Inappropriate Texting 
  • Digital relationships
  • Compromising their privacy
  • Establishing a damaging Digital Footprint

That’s why Beall has partnered with Common Sense Media to provide resources, tips, videos, and other materials to help parents and teachers keep our students safe in the digital world. Click on the Family Tips link in the navigation panel to view and download helpful information on how to encourage your children to become responsible digital citizens.

 Digital Citizenship Vision Statement

Every student at Beall Elementary School will become a responsible digital citizen who knows how to harness the learning potential of digital media in a 24/7 connected world, safely, effectively, ethically, and respectfully. In order to accomplish this goal, each year students in Grades 1, 3, and 5 will receive at least 3 hours of instruction on howto become a responsible digital citizen.


     
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