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What Does It Mean to Be a Digital Citizen?

According to Microsoft.com, "Digital citizenship is usually defined as the 'norms of behavior with regard to technology use.' It encompasses digital literacy, ethics, etiquette, online safety, norms, rights, culture and more."

In other words, a digital citizen is someone who knows how to handle himself/herself online.  A true digital citizen knows that what is put online, stays online.  There is a real need to understand the expectations schools, colleges, and employers have for how we handle ourselves in the cyber world.  With that in mind, you will find resources on this page to help guide the choices you make online.  

When we know better, we do better!

How Can I Learn More About Being Safe Online?

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The Educational Technology Department of Mesa Public Schools has developed comprehensive resource pages devoted to keeping you safe online. 

 

Click on the links below for more information:

Cyber Savvy Videos - This MPS page features videos on various topics to show the expecations for good digital citizenship and the dangers of not following the rules.

Cyber Savvy for Adults - This MPS page features information designed for parents and other adults.  The information is also helpful if you are navigating a younger sibling towards being a responsible online user!

 

graphic from: http://lrrpublic.cli.det.nsw.edu.au

 

 

Digital Citizen Pledge

Digital Citizen Pledge

from commonsensemedia.org

Should I Post It Online?

Should I Post It Online?

from commonsensemedia.org

There's a lot to think about...

There's a lot to think about...