Teaching Digital Citizenship - free online course for teachers to help teach students to be safe online

3/6/2015 2:30:00 PM

Teaching Digital Citizenship is a free, new tool that educators can use to keep kids safer online.

Teaching Digital Citizenship is a self-paced, online training program to help educators, law-enforcement officers, and others teach Internet safety and prepare children ages 5-17 to be better digital citizens. This training can help anyone involved with educating children understand the risks kids face online and how to empower them to be responsible digital citizens. The course is self-paced, consists of a series of videos and quizzes that take about an hour to complete. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate that can be used to apply for continuing education credits. 

The topics covered include:

· Introduction to digital citizenship

· Digital literacy and ethics

· Inappropriate content

· Online sexual solicitation

· Online privacy

· Sexting

· Cyberbullying

There is also an Educator Resource page that has presentations, lesson plans and more to help teach students online safety. The resources are sorted by type and  by standards and grade level. 

These days, it is even more important to help our students stay safe online. 

David Andrade is a Educator, Educational Technology Specialist and Education Administrator in CT. Before teaching, David was an Aerospace Engineer for 10 years. He is the author of the Educational Technology Guy blog, where he reviews free educational technology resources for teachers, discusses ways to use technology to improve teaching and learning, and discusses other issues in education. He is also a professional development trainer, educational technology consultant and presenter at conferences.
Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of his employer.
Check out his blog at
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