Digital Citizenship

Category 5 of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students grades 6-8 focuses on Digital Citizenship with a definition as follows: “Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. a. Advocate and practice safe, legal and responsible use of information and technology, b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity, c. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning, d. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship” (ISTE Standards, 2007).

Helpful Resources for Understanding and Teaching Digital Citizenship

Common Sense Media

Digital Citizenship: Using Technology Properly

Edutopia’s Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship

iKeepSafe: The Internet Keep Safe Coalition

NetSmartz Workshop

Stop. Think. Connect


Cobb County Students are accountable to District Administration Rule IFBG-R: Internet Acceptable Use when using CCSD technology resources, including BYOD. Deviations from the guidelines outlined are subject to disciplinary actions as outlined in said policy. Agreement between student/parent and designated school are made via the Online Technology Consent Form which is required for student use of CCSD technology resources. Students are expected to abide by the guidelines mandated within this signed agreement. Consent forms are housed at each students’ designated school.

*By accessing the suggested links, you will be leaving the Cobb County School District web site. Reasonable care has been taken in reviewing these links. However, CCSD is not responsible for the content of these sites nor should the link provided be considered an endorsement of the site and/or the companies represented. Parental discretion is recommended.
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