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Digital Citizenship

Updated 6-5-16

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  1. Avatar–a monster
  2. Build Your Wild Self
  3. DoppelMe
  4. Lego you
  5. Pickaface
  6. Tellagami–a video avatar
  7. Vokis–free to create avatar; fee to embed
  8. With comics, via Pixton — fee-based

Copyrights and Digital Law

  1. Copyrights–BrainPop video
  2. Copyright and Fair Use–Common Sense Media video
  3. Copyright Law Explained (fun video, informative, thorough)
  4. Copyright law curriculum
  5. Creative Commons
  6. Take the mystery out of copyrights–by the Library of Congress
  7. Videos on licensing, copyrights, more (from Creative Commons)


  1. Common Sense media
  2. K-8, scaffolded, Ask a Tech Teacher (with projects)


  1. Bullied to Death--a true story of a teen who commit suicide over cyberbullying
  2. Calling my Childhood Bully–a video (7 min.)
  3. Caught in the Middle: A Cyberbullying Tale–PDF download book
  4. Cyberbully–hour long video from CrimeTimeTV
  5. Cyberbully–90-minute movie
  6. Cyberbullying video–from BrainPop Jr; a good primer on the topic
  7. Cyberbullying--geared for 5th grade and up; includes common questions students may ask and answers
  8. Cyberbullying—BrainPop
  9. Cyberbullying—what is it
  10. Think Time: How Does Cyberbullying Affect You--a hard-hitting short video that hits all the important points of cyberbullying

DigCit (General)

  1. Carnegie Cadets—practice DC
  2. Digital presence
  3. Internet sources
  4. O2–Keeping Kids Safe
  5. Videos–general collection from CommonCraft
  6. What is DigCit–told by a student

Digital Communications

  1. Facebook, YouTube, Texting: Rules of the Road for Kids

Digital footprint

  1. Digital Footprint
  2. Digital footprint—clean it up
  3. Digital footprints
  4. Digital Life 101
  5. Digital Life—parody video
  6. Flame Fart Kid—Digital Rep
  7. Online reputations
  8. Protecting Online Reputations
  9. What’s a digital dossier (footprint)

Digital privacy

  1. Information Privacy
  2. Post to be private
  3. Princess who knew how to UYN–video
  4. Privacy on the internet
  5. Webonauts

Digital rights and responsibilities

  1. Digital Passport
  2. Digital rights—sharing info

Digital Search/Research

  1. Basic search tips–from Google
  2. BrainPop Internet sources
  3. Citation Machine
  4. Internet searches
  5. Power Search
  6. Remix
  7. Websites—how to evaluate sources

Fair use/Public domain

  1. A Fair(y) Use Tale

Image copyright

  1. Google Images—reverse image search (drop an image onto the page and search)
  2. Image edit exposure tool
  3. Image Edited? Check here
  4. Is This Picture Real?
  5. Everything is a remix
  6. Tineye—reverse image search


  1. Free Photo
  2. Morgue File
  3. Open Clip Art
  4. Open Photo
  5. Smithsonian Wild
  6. Stock Exchange
  7. Wiki Images

Internet Hoaxes

  1. Fake baseball blog--well done
  2. Hoax or not?
  3. Save the tree octopus

Internet safety

  1. Brainpop—online safety
  2. Clicky’s internet safety
  3. Clicky’s Netsmart Kids
  4. Clickys’s II Netsmart Kids
  5. Computer safety
  6. Digital Safety– Informational guide to staying safe online, includes search engine safety, scams, and identity theft.
  7. Faux Paws Internet Safety
  8. Garfield internet safety
  9. Hector’s World Internet safety videos
  10. Internet safety
  11. Internet safety Dance Video
  12. Internet safety games
  13. Internet safety quiz
  14. Internet Safety Undersea Adventure
  15. Internet safety video–day in digcit’s life
  16. Internet safety videos
  17. Internet safety—BrainPop Jr
  18. Internet safety–read-to-you book
  19. Mirror Image–free download–about answering an online modeling job–7/8th grade
  20. My Online Neighborhood–video by CommonSense Media
  21. Netsmart KidsOnline Safety
  22. Netsmart Kids–the Princess
  23. NetSmartKids–read-to-you–net safety
  24. Netsmartz internet safety rap
  25. NSTeens
  26. Online Safety Quiz
  27. Online Safety Quiz II
  28. Online safety video
  29. Safe surfing ebook—read to you
  30. Safe tech use–video
  31. Safety Land game
  32. Survivors on Online Treachery
  33. Teens Talk Back
  34. These six videos from kids like you
  35. Welcome to the Web


  1. Discussion Board Netiquette — video
  2. Netiquette — made in Powtoons
  3. Netiquette Basics — short video; no sound
  4. Netiquette for beginners — video
  5. Netiquette: Playing Nice on the Web — video
  6. Netiquette Rules — a video by 4th graders
  7. Student email netiquette — video
  8. You Can’t Take it Back

Online Ads

  1. Admongo–explore, discover and learn about online ads while playing a game

Online plagiarism

  1. Clicky’s stolen song
  2. Hoax or not?
  3. Plagiarism video


  1. Broken Friendship
  2. Password creator—3 steps
  3. Password Rap
  4. Passwords—how secure is yours

7864053 Young people with tabletsSocial media

  1. #Hashtag You’re It
  2. Hello? Put down your phone–we are obsessed with social media
  3. this video on email and IM
  4. Social Media Revolution–video; great music
  5. Social Media for Teachers–a simple guide for getting started using it in the classroom

Stranger Danger

  1. Clicky II


  1. It can wait — video showing simulation of driver distracted by texting
  2. Texting etc–Chicken Road YouTube
  3. Safe texting–video
  4. Texting–a game that gauges your distraction while driving and texting
  5. Texting While Walking–from the NYT, a video op-ed
  6. The Last Text –video
  7. The Unseen — video simulating distracted driver
  8. Wait for it — very sad video about texting and driving

For a complete Digital Citizenship curriculum for K-8 with 17 topics. 46 lessons. 46 projects. A year-long curriculum that covers everything you need to discuss on internet safety and efficiency, check out K-8 Digital Citizenship Curriculum.

8 Responses to Digital Citizenship

  1. Scherry Stone

    Have you found any Digital citizenship for the high school level? I have looked at the links you have provided however a lot of them are things the students have already been taught or are not age appropriate. If your able to lead me in a direction I would very much appreciate it.

    • Jacqui

      Hi Scherry–nice to hear from you. The NSTeens series is aimed at teens, so high school. See if that works for you. By high school–as you say–they have been introduced to all the digital rights and responsibilities. Now, it’s time to make them part of their daily activities. For example, creating their own artwork in photo editors and art programs rather than using someone else’s (and why do that?). Knowing how and when citations are needed (no for facts in the public domain; yes for opinions and ideas).

      Does that help? Let me know if you need more.

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