School community councils have a digital citizenship assignment. It is to partner with school administration in creating a safe and constructive internet environment for students. 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.
You can learn more about the digital citizenship requirement by watching a short YouTube video here.
The following have been prepared to assist councils in completing the Digital Citizenship requirement.
Links to support councils – training opportunities and proactive options
www.digcitutah.com is a newly released 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. Please take note of the entirely voluntary Positives Pilot.
Netsmartz is provided through the Office of the Utah Attorney General. They provide age appropriate trainings at schools free of charge. You can schedule a free training via their web page. The website also provides parent resources. http://utahnetsmartz.org/ Max Rogers is the Director firstname.lastname@example.org 801-900-3565
www.netsafeutah.org – Includes training materials in several languages for students, employees, and for parents.
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. https://ikeepsafe.org/resource_type/educator-resources/
KSL produces a digital parenting column a couple of times each month. Listed below are some ideas that might be useful to parents. The articles do not reflect any position of the Utah State Board of Education.
Media that’s actually social media https://www.ksl.com/?sid=46320127&nid=1012
Sharing District Resources
Jordan District has created this document for their councils. It outlines district policy related to Digital Citizenship, Online Student Safety, and Filtering. Supporting resources are also listed. Safe Technology Utilization and Digital Citizenship
Weber District uses CIPA to educate students. This is the CIPA website. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/erate-admins
Alpine District has prepared the following document to provide information and help councils understand how they can be most effective with the Digital Citizenship responsibility. https://goo.gl/qCJYXG