Digital Citizenship In Saint Paul Public Schools
Digital citizenship is an overarching concept that includes appropriate and responsible use of technology by staff and students. As members of 1:1 iPad learning environment, we all contribute to the security and data privacy of our community.
In compliance with the federal Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), Saint Paul Public Schools provides students with lessons on digital citizenship, online safety and privacy, and appropriate online behavior. The district also encourages teachers to revisit digital citizenship topics frequently with students during the school year.
Digital Citizenship Month September 2021
The month of September is Digital Citizenship Month in Saint Paul Public Schools!
Digital Footprints Last Forever: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe
Saint Paul is partnering with Common Sense Media to help students and staff focus on best practices of using online resources, digital materials, and devices as good digital citizens. Digital citizenship focuses on safe, respectful, and responsible use of online resources and digital materials.
Resources Provided To Schools:
- Table of CIPA lessons by grade level to teach to all students before the end of September.
- Set of digital citizenship posters.
- Online course for staff covering digital citizenship, data privacy, copyright, cyberbullying, and intellectual property rights.
- Resources for teachers to reinforce digital citizenship throughout the school year.
- Resources to help support parents with navigating the world of digital devices.
Schools can earn Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certification after completing the additional lessons throughout the school year and holding a parent outreach activity. Contact Chris.Turnbull@spps.org for more information regarding certification.