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Teach Digital Citizenship: 20+ Tips & Resources

Teach Digital Citizenship: 20+ Tips & Resources

“The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human.” – John Naisbitt

Our students’ digital behavior influences our learning, language, rituals, values, routines, customs, and communication. What we share, post, like, and comment on impacts us, our peers, and people around the world. Just think, a person took a picture and posted it online with the word, “Selfie!” Many took their own selfies and selfies with others, including the Pope. Selfie was the word of the year for 2013 (Brumfield, 2013). This example illustrates the power of our digital acts and choices. It is important we help our students create meaningful messages and learn to effectively collaborate and respect their peers. Below are slides, resources, and bookmarks to help you get your students to reflect on their digital acts and messages. This way you can facilitate and guide your students to make positive choices when they interact online.

Digital Footprints, Safety & Citizenship from Shelly Sanchez Terrell


Try one of these ideas to get students to reflect on their actions and choices.

Brumfield, B. (2013). Selfie named word of the year for 2013. Retrieved from


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Shelly Terrell is an education consultant, technology trainer, and author. Read more at