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.

  • Facilitating a Class Twitter Chat

    Tips for hosting a Twitter chat with your students—a handy tool for enhancing digital literacy and engaging introverts.
    Jennifer Davis Bowman
  • What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

    Ideas on how to guide students to the knowledge and experience they need to act responsibly online.
  • How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

    A lesson plan for helping students as young as kindergarten begin to understand how to be safe online.
  • 3 Tips for Managing Phone Use in Class

    Setting cell phone expectations early is key to accessing the learning potential of these devices and minimizing the distraction factor.
  • Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

    A collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.
  • Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

    Digital Citizenship Week is October 16-22, and it's the perfect time to talk about online responsibility and safety. Explore some of the best resources to bring digital citizenship into the classroom.
  • Digital Tools and Distraction in School

    We should be deliberately teaching middle and high school students how to manage their devices.
  • Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

    This collection of blogs, articles, and videos aims to help educators deploy social-media tools to develop professionally, connect with parents and communities, and engage students in 21st-century learning.
  • 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.
  • Making the Case for Social Media in Schools

    Social media is becoming an essential tool for professional growth, curriculum planning, and student engagement. Twitter, Instagram, Skype, and other platforms offer endless educational possibilities.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival: Turning Bystanders Into Upstanders Against Bullying

    Transforming bystanders into "upstanders" is an effective strategy for bullying prevention. This collection of videos and resources will show students how to speak out when they see someone being bullied.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators

    In K-12 education, it's a challenge to navigate the copyright and fair use waters. What can educators use? How can they use it? VideoAmy has collected some fun, engaging videos to help teachers and students understand the confusing subject.
  • Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

    Using a six-point strategy, teachers can help students learn about responsible web research by assessing the validity of most information that they’ll encounter online.
  • Tell Your Story on Digital Learning Day 2016

    The fifth annual Digital Learning Day will be on February 17, 2016. Find resources to help you celebrate, tell your story, and support digital learners all year long.