Digital Citizenship

The Fireside Elementary PTO is proud to partner with PVUSD and our school administration, teachers and staff to pilot a Digital Citizenship program here at Fireside for our 3rd-6th graders. This program uses Common Sense Media’s Digital Citizenship Curriculum which can be reviewed at www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship.

The digital world is expanding at lightning speed and bringing with it amazing opportunities and complex challenges for everyone. When you teach digital citizenship to students, you help create a school culture that supports safe, positive, appropriate, responsible and kind digital citizens and technology users. With this great opportunity brings a great responsibility to teach our students about digital citizenship. The following are the main goals for 2017-2018 Fireside Elementary Digital Citizenship Program:

  • Responsibility to oneself – staying safe, healthy, protecting our reputations

  • Responsibility to friends and family – protecting online privacy of others

  • Responsibility to larger community – communicating in a kind, respectful manner while positively contributing to appropriate online conversations

We have Digital Citizenship Certified Parent Volunteers that will be teaching one lesson a month, beginning in October, to our 3rd-6th grade students. Each unit reinforces developmentally appropriate topics.

The 8 major focus areas that are covered in these lessons are:

There is a Digital Citizenship & Technology page on the Fireside Elementary school website which provides an overview of the Digital Citizenship lessons that will be taught each month. This section provides each lesson’s Essential Question, Learning Overview and Learning Objectives. You can find this under the Academics tab labeled Digital Citizenship and Technology.

We are looking forward to piloting this program that brings students, families, and educators together to create world-class digital citizens for the 21st century. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mrs. Simmons at tsimmons@pvlearners.net or Mrs. Smith at shasmith@pvlearners.net.

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