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

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

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.

More resources:

Internet Safety Resources - help students stay safe online

Discovery Education Web 20.11 - great internet safety resources.

Google Good to Know - online safety and data info

Google Family Safety Center - help promote safety online.

Web safety resource

Google Plus now open to Teens, with safety features

PBS Teachers - Excellent Resources for Educators - has resources on internet safety

10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have

Top 10 Resources from Discovery Education - all free - internet safety lessons too


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 theEducational 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.

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David Andrade, MS Ed, a former educator, edtech specialist and school district CIO, is the Business Development Manager, Google Services, at CDW•G, a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions. He works with schools and internal teams on services and solutions around their Google environment.