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Office of Digital Learning

Digital Citizenship Resources

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Commonsense Media
This not-for-profit organization offers a comprehensive Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum. Available for download at no charge, this K-12 curriculum includes 80 lessons, plus supporting materials such as student handouts, assessments, educational videos, family tip sheets, and professional development resources.

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NetSmartz Workshop
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. NetSmartz offers videos, games, activity cards, and presentations for children aged 5-17 and the adults who work with.

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Webonauts Internet Academy
Provided by PBS, this online game gives children 8- to 10-years old an opportunity to explore what it means to be a citizen in a web-infused, information-rich world. In playing the game, children confront issues central to good citizenship: identity, privacy, credibility and web safety.

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Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center
A division of the non-profit Center for Internet Security (CIS), the MS-ISAC focuses on improving cyber security throughout the nation. The MS-ISAC sponsors Cyber Security Awareness Month every October, as well as a poster contest for children. The Resources section of its website offers materials and webcasts to promote awareness of online safety.

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OnGuardOnline.gov: Educators
Developed by the Federal Trade Commission in partnership with the Department of Education and more than a dozen other agencies, this website has special sections for educators and parents. The site offers online information, games, and videos on topics such as online safety, security, advertising, cyberbullying.

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Center on Media and Child Health: CMCH Mentors for Parents and Teachers
The Center is dedicated to understanding and responding to the effects of media on the physical, mental, and social health of children through research, production, and education. This site for parents and teachers covers a variety of media and technology topics, with advice based on the Center's research.

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NHL Future Goals – Digital Citizenship Course
Offered through EverFi, this 3.5 hour, supplemental web-based learning course focuses on preparing students to lead a healthy digital lifestyle. Aligned with Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, the interactive curriculum teaches the nuts and bolts of technology while tackling issues like cyberbullying, validating online sources, plagiarism, Internet safety and other critical topics. This course is free to Massachusetts schools and districts, face-to-face professional development through EverFi is free. To request access to the program please contact Maddy Murphy, EverFi Program Manager, at (202) 713-5163 or maddy@everfi.com.



Last Updated: April 13, 2015
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