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 Digital Citizenship

The Cherokee County School District (CCSD) adheres to the belief that technology should play a vital role in meeting the needs of the broad range of abilities, disabilities, cultural backgrounds and ethnic populations represented in our district schools and communities.



CCSD recognizes Common Sense Media as a reliable resource for Digital Citizenship information for parents and teachers. 

For more information visit their website at www.commonsensemedia.org. 


 Click here to view a sample video on Digital Citizenship.




 Did You Know?

  • 43% if teens have been victims of cyberbullying
  • 53% of teens have sent a hurtful message via technology
  • 10% of cyberbullying victims tell their parents
  • The legal age to use Facebook is 13  


New Cyberbullying Toolkit for Educators



All of the following sites provide information on internet use and digital citizenship.  CCSD students have access to these resources with a username and password that can be provided by their classroom teacher.



Brain Pop


Brain Pop Jr.

Internet Safety
Video with closed captioning (approximately 4 minutes) Grades K-4
Covers Chat, Email, Personal Information, Safe Websites, computer virus, downloading files, and importance of passwords

Activities include: two quizzes on paper or online with immediate feedback, printout of score and audio support; print partners; Word wall with words and definitions; Maze Game, Draw It, Write About It, suggestions of books on the topic to read.


Brain Pop

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Online Safety
Video (approximately 5 minutes) Grades 5-8
Covers personal information, Screen names, social networking, chatting or email from strangers, passwords, cyber bullying, netiquette, overuse of Internet

Activities include: Quiz in Graded, Review or Printed Format (no audio support of instant feedback);Print Partners; Q&A Questions and click to read answers; FYI Section of Facts and Information (includes words “unwanted sexual solicitation”)




Centers for Disease Control: BAM! Your Safety: Safety Smartz
Tip cards suitable for printing teach how kids can stay safe in different contexts, such as at home, on the Internet, and when doing sports. There is even a quiz kids can take on safety concepts. Submitting the completed quiz gives kids suggestions of which tip cards they ought to pay a bit more attention to.


Elmer’s Safety Village
Elmer the Safety Elephant wants every child to stay safe using the internet. Elmer goes through important safety rules with kid-friendly explanations. Coloring pages and craft activities are provided to reinforce the concepts, as well as tips and information for parents and educators.


WiredKids: Online Safety Project for Kids, Tweens and Teens!
you know the dangers surfing the web and how to avoid them?  Follow the links to learn how to surf safely. Wired Kids includes information for children, parents as well as other professional sectors of the community.



Facebook_Page_GuidelinesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Net Cetera Chatting with Kids About Being Online.pdf
Net Cetera Chatting with Kids About Being OnlineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Spread the Word.pdf
Spread the WordUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stop Think Click.pdf
Stop Think ClickUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

 Research To Know About

This research is related to the topic and can provide insights
  1. Zero to Eight -Children's Mobile Technology Use in America by Common Sense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org/research/zero-eight-childrens-media-use-america
  2. Youth Safety on a Living Internet Study - Study
  3. The Good Play Project http://www.goodworkproject.org/research/goodplay/
  4. Pew Internet and American Life Project http://www.pewinternet.org/
  5. Netsmartz Statistics - http://www.netsmartz.org/sitecore/content/Netsmartz/Statistics

 Policy and Guidelines

 Additional Resources

All of the following sites provide information on internet use and digital citizenship.


This site has videos and games for parents and students and covers topics like appropriate internet use, internet safety, fraud, cell phone use and lots more.


Provides tips for both parents and children. There are lots of resources that can be downloaded in text or video format.


This is a great site that provides resources for parents, teachers, and kids. There are videos and even books you can get from this site. The books are stories that you can read to your children to teach them about online safety and the videos are made for kids as well that are fun to watch and provide a learning experience.


This site strengthens the understanding of what "Digital Citizenship" is and provides resources on the responsible use of technology. It provides lots of resources on the topic of Social Networking.

Provides definitions and examples of what cyberbullying is as well as steps to take when cyberbullying occurs. Also shares reasons as to why cyberbullying occurs.

Another site that has wonderful resources for parents and kids. The kids part of this site presents information in a fun way and uses lots of cartoons to capture kids' attention.


Stay Safe Online:  Resource to educate and empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals’ use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets.  This web resource has a comprehensive In the Classroom component providing lesson plans and resources.


A project of the Internet Education Foundation, GetNetWise coalition provides Internet users the resources to make informed decisions about use of the Internet for families.  Video tutorials include How to set Parental Controls, Filtering and much more.  Other resources include safe Kids web sites, Safety Online, Safety by Age, Privacy Tips and how to report problems.


The Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use has developed a K-12 Scope and Sequence for teaching cyber safety skills and safe/responsible Internet use.  Many grade level appropriate materials as well as professional and parental resources.


WiredSafety provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages.  Current news, resources and videos are available.  This resource is being updated daily.  An interactive Stop Cyber Bullying game is available:

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