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September is Digital Citizenship Month in SPPS

Published by Saint Paul Public Schools September 12, 2019

Students working with iPads

In Saint Paul Public Schools, we want students to take advantage of the powerful technology that fills their lives. Having broad access to information and people helps students gain a wealth of information and experiences. But it can also mean exposure to inappropriate content. 

SPPS has declared September as Digital Citizenship Month to spotlight the importance of safe, respectful and responsible use of online resources and digital materials. As students return to school and receive district-issued iPads, they will participate in age-appropriate lessons addressing online privacy and security, appropriate online behavior and cyberbullying. 

In partnership with Common Sense Media, SPPS has created a website with Digital Citizenship resources and links for students, families and teachers. The site includes tip sheets for families on topics including online safety and cyberbullying, and information about home internet filtering.

Digital citizenship applies to everyone, students, families and staff. Visit spps.org/digitalcitizenship for more information and resources about this important topic.