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Digital Citizenship

Page history last edited by Margaret Baker 11 years, 3 months ago

NETS-S #5 Digital Citizenship: check out our links to activities, lessons, and videos to support the National Educational Technology Standards for Students.

Lots of videos linked -- use Navigator or sidebar

The main purpose of this site is to provide a central staging area for weblinks and documents to assist educators in teaching students to become responsible DIGITAL CITIZENS. We invite your collaboration and additions to the pages. Join us, link to us, or send your links to us to add -- See Partners below.


What is Digital Citizenship? 


"Digital citizenship isn’t just about recognising and dealing with online hazards. It’s about building safe spaces and communities, understanding how to manage personal information, and about being internet savvy - using your online presence to grow and shape your world in a safe, creative way, and inspiring others to do the same."




"It is important to remember that this is an issue of behaviour, more than it is of technology. We really need to get serious about behaviour and support schools to focus on building a culture of respect and caring in addition to teaching the traditional academic subjects."

Dr Judith Slocombe CEO of  the Alannah and Madeline Foundation , Australia.



Statistics -- 2010 statistics see the High School page (sidebar)

Legislation - California Ed Code 

Chavez Bill, AB 307 signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2006. This is now is part of Ed Code 51871.5 sections a-e® which addresses district Tech Plans.


Section (c) The guidelines and criteria shall include a component to educate pupils and teachers on the appropriate and ethical use of information technology in the classroom, Internet safety, the manner in which to avoid committing plagiarism, the concept, purpose, and significance of a copyright so that pupils are equipped with the skills necessary to distinguish lawful from unlawful online downloading, and the implications of illegal  peer-to-peer network file sharing

Those districts which had a 3-5 year plan as of July 1, 2008 may voluntarily make these changes but are not required to follow this directive until the plan expires.


The CA Office of Privacy Protection is responsible for the implementation of this legislation. The Chief Officer, Joann McNabb, has formed the California Coalition on Children's Internet Safety.


Effective January 1, 2009, the California Education Code has been amended to authorize school districts to suspend or expel students for bullying, including cyberbullying (Assembly Bill 86). The new section of the Education Code is Ed Code 48900®.


Assembly Bill 86

defines bullying as an act by a student or group of students directed specifically against other students or school personnel that constitutes sexual harassment, hate violence or severe or pervasive intentional harassment, threats or intimidation that is disruptive, causes disorder, and invades the rights of others by creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment.


Federal Legislation


Federal Law Requires Schools to Teach Web Safety


Public Law 110-385

Signed into law October 10 by President Bush, Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act [the Broadband Data Improvement Act requires schools receiving federal e-rate discounts on telecommunications services and internet access to educate their students “about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking sites and in chat rooms and cyberbullying awareness and response.”


 "ALA | American Libraries - New Federal Law Requires Schools to Teach Web Safety." ALA | Home - American Library Association. 17 Nov. 2008 <http://www.ala.org/ala/alonline/currentnews/newsarchive/2008/November2008/broadbandactpasses.cfm>. 


California School Library Association, CSLA

CTAP, Region 7

Fresno County Office of Education FCOE

Orange County Office of Education Cybersafety Resources


CSLA November 2008




Hunters and gatherers:

Margaret Baker,  margaretbake@gmail.com

Martee Barnett, Kingsburg Jt. Charter Elementary mbarnett@kingsburg-elem.k12.ca.us

Maria Petropulos, Selma USD mpetropulos@selma.k12.ca.us

Kathy Pinasco, Sanger USD katherine_pinasco@sanger.k12.ca.us


Comments (2)

Brian Curwick said

at 11:17 am on Jul 9, 2009

Margaret, Martee, Maria, and Kathy, you all are doing an amazing job with this site! What a great resource for educational leadership. Thank you for your hard work in keeping this up to date.

Mpetropulos said

at 1:08 pm on Jul 11, 2009

Thanks Brian!

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