Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and resources on cyberbullying, netiquette, and internet safety.
Resources by Topic:
- The Importance of Netiquette
- Internet Safety
- Teaching Bullying Prevention
- Discussion Groups
- Additional Resources on the Web
- "She Used to Be Pretty": Schoolyard Harassment Goes Online
The wounds cyberbullies cause can run deep.
- Techno Prisoners: Musings on the New Bullying Paradigm
In the age of cyberbullying, a Stone Age tormentee looks back.
- Social-Networking Sites Draw Teens In
In the largely unsupervised digital world, youths set the rules.
- Cinema vs. Cyberbullies: Using Filmmaking to Fight Online Harassment
Filmmaker Debbie Heimowitz employs the power of movies to promote online empowerment and awareness.
- Google+: The Dark Side of the Circle
Google's social network is built on the idea of social stratification. How does this translate to the classroom?
- Anti-Social Media: Educators and Parents Take on Cyber-Bullying for "Spirit Day"
On this Spirit Day Edutopia's former senior producer Ken Ellis suggests that social media is becoming a bit too anti-social.
- Edutopia Poll: Does the Internet exacerbate bullying?
The Importance of Netiquette
- Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom
Blogger Mary Beth Hertz believes that teaching digital citizenship and internet safety is a lot more meaningful when students can engage in authentic online experiences.
- The Importance of Digital Citizenship in Social Media
Blogger Andrew Marcinek reflects on social and digital media integration into the lives of teachers and students.
- Behaveyourself.com: Online Manners Matter
Netiquette becomes a key part of education.
- Beyond Emily: Post-ing Etiquette
Educators offer guidelines for promoting good online behavior.
Online Safety for Students
- Social Media Guidelines
Instructional technologist Steven Anderson suggests integrating social media into education, district by district, through a sensible best practices approach.
- How to Talk About Life Online
Tips for teachers to help students be safe on the Internet.
- Common Sense Tips for Digital Generation Parents
Five practical pointers from Common Sense Media to help parents understand and manage the lives of their digital kids.
- Sage Advice: Child Safety on the Internet
Edutopia users weigh in on how they teach their kids to be safe online.
Teaching Bullying Prevention
- Bullying: How Educators can Make Schools Safer
Schools can reduce incidents by adopting a schoolwide anti-harassment policy with a social and emotional perspective.
- Fear Factor: Harrassment Hurts
The effect of bullying goes beyond simple schoolyard scuffles to cause lasting emotional wounds.
- Michael Pritchard: Lessons from the Heart
A champion of social and emotional learning reaches out to students.
- Student Pledges: Preventing Harassment and Bullying at Your School
Kids taking pledges in fall can help prevent harassment and bullying throughout the school year.
- Peace Helpers Become Classroom Problem Solvers
At Brooklyn's PS 24, fourth and fifth graders resolve playground conflicts and train younger students to be peacemakers in their classrooms.
- Teaching Tolerance: Meet the Teacher Who Started Gay-Straight Alliances
Teacher Bob Parlin launched the first gay-straight alliance in a public school. Today, this national network provides a powerful dose of social and emotional learning for students of every orientation.
- Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School
An educator's guide to websites, organizations, articles, and other resources for combating bullying.
Edutopia.org Discussion Groups
- Cyberbullying Resources
A thread for sharing and commenting on cyberbullying websites and articles.
- Combating Cyberbullying in Middle School
Help two media specialists from Maine gather information about school cyberbullying policies for an in-classroom manual they are developing.
- Social Media in Schools
What is the role of social media in schools? Does your school have a policy? If not, do you think one should be developed? What sites are blocked at your school?
Additional Resources on the Web
- Editor's Pick: Common Sense Media's Cyberbullying Toolkit
- Editor's Pick: Common Sense Media's Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum
- Editor's Pick: DigiTeen: A Digital Citizenship Project for Teenagers
- The Wired Safety Group's Stop Cyberbullying website
- The Cyberbullying Research Center
- Digital Citizenship: Using Technology Appropriately
- Cable in the Classroom's Digital Citizenship Resources