The Utah Legislature has assigned councils responsibilities for school safety and digital citizenship. As with other responsibilities of school community councils, it is intended that administrators, staff, and parents engage together to bring about the best possible result for students.
The following documents and links will assist councils in completing the School Safety and Digital Citizenship requirements.
Training materials, opportunities and proactive options
Digital Citizenship Links
www.digcitutah.com is a website that has been prepared specifically to assist councils. Under the Resource Library you will find links to help address specific concerns as well as opportunities for enriching the digital experience for students.
Digital Respons-Ability is the state sponsored vendor on online safety. This 5 year contract was awarded by state attorney general’s office in partnership with the Internet Crimes Against Children’s Task Force. Digital Respons-Ability provides age appropriate classes about digital citizenship for K-12 students. They also provide a digital parenting training. All of these courses are free to organizations across Utah. Councils may identify specific needs and request modules that meet those needs. For more information see their website here www.respons-ability.net They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Sense Media is a resource used by some districts to support positive digital learning. It includes resources for parents and advocates. Lessons and materials are organized by age group and content category. Some materials are available in Spanish.
Brain Pop is another resource used by districts to support positive digital interaction. The topics include an app where students and teachers may make a digital citizenship video.
iKeepSafe provides resources on their website specific to parents and students in Grades 1-4. Faux Paw the Techno Cat teaches children about making wise media choices.
School Safety Links
Everyone Belongs Assemblies https://www.everyonebelongs.life/about/ and video
SafeUT Smartphone App https://healthcare.utah.edu/uni/safe-ut/
Stop. Think. Connect. Materials provided by the Department of Homeland Security
Stop Bullying US Department of Health and Human Services
School Facility Safety and Security District Emergency Response Plans