George Lucas Educational Foundation

Digital Citizenship

Learn about online safety, cyberbullying, netiquette, privacy, copyright, and the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior to help young people consider their digital footprint.

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Social Media at School: Teaching Safety on the Virtual Playground

Responsible digital citizens emerge from schools where students are taught about the rules, risks, and trust involved in the safe, respectful use of social media.

5-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship

VideoAmy explores the topic of digital citizenship with this playlist of videos on the importance of online safety, manners, privacy, and responsibility.

Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency

Turning a forbidding acceptable use policy into a friendlier digital empowerment guideline can shift your school culture into a more tech-friendly place.

A Starting Point for Ensuring Student Online Privacy

The online privacy debate has started to gain momentum in the education community and protecting students is an important and necessary conversation to be had by schools and districts.

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.

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Digital Native vs Digital Citizen? Examining a Dangerous Stereotype

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz invites us to look at our assumptions that all kids are born tech-savvy, and encourages us to think more globally about how we can teach them to thrive as citizens in a digital world.

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Celebrating National Character Counts Week

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz recommends some resources to help us celebrate National Character Counts Week.

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Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents

Young people are immersed in technology in ways previous generations could not have imagined. Common Sense Media has compiled this list of resources for parents seeking advice and information about how to help their children explore smartly and stay...

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Plan a "Digital Family Summit" to Engage Students and Parents

Principal and blogger Joe Mazza recounts his visit to the Digital Family Summit and talks about how, with digital media, children and their parents can learn and play together.

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The Importance of Internet Safety

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron outlines steps for teaching students online safety and netiquette.

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Think Before You Click: Internet Safety Tips for Parents

Blogger Matt Levinson guides parents through educating their children about the online world, where clicks have consequences.

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Project-Based Learning for Digital Citizens

Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares the real payoff for his digital literacy students.

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Why Media Literacy is Not Just for Kids

Blogger and education journalist Suzie Boss proposes that media and digital literacy is not just for students, but essential for all citizens nationwide.

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The Digital Lives of Teens: The School is the Neighborhood

In his latest post about the digital lives of teens, Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson discusses parents being shut out of their children's online world and how their school community is a place for solidarity and answers.

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Project-Based Learning for Digital Citizens

Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares the real payoff for his digital literacy students.

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How Much Screen Time? That’s the Wrong Question

Instead of obsessing over the quantity of screen time, we should focus on improving the quality of it.

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Beyond the Ban: Revisiting In-School Internet Access

Guest blogger Tom Whitby revisits why schools originally banned Internet use, explains how antiquated such bans have become, and advocates for a curriculum of Internet training and a school culture of commonsense use.

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Common Sense Tips for Digital Generation Parents
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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.

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Who Is Responsible for Tech Abuse?

To hold kids accountable for their use of mobile devices and social media, let's accept the permanence of these tools and model instead of restricting their use.

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