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Living in a digital world can be difficult for students today.  There is a lot to deal with online - cyberbullies, privacy settings, ID theft, sexting, social media, and plagiarism.  Below you will find resources to help you navigate the digital world and protect yourself, your reputation, and your personal information while using the Internet and apps.

Are You a Digital Citizen? 

Are you using the Internet and Apps safely and responsibly?  Use the following checklist to be sure you are:

  • check  I do not do anything that hurts others or is illegal.
  • check  I do not give out any personal information such as phone number, email, address without my parents’ permission.
  • check  I never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents.
  • check  I don't respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. Instead, I tell my parent or teacher.
  • check  I always talk with my parents before posting pictures of myself or my family online to be sure it is appropriate.
  • check  I only share my passwords with my parents and NO ONE else. 
  • check  I always check with my parents before downloading or installing anything on your computer or mobile device so we protect our privacy.
  • check  I never open an email or message from a stranger as it may contain a virus that could harm your computer or mobile device

Worried about Fake News?

Most Reliable and Credible Sources for Students

News and research resources to fuel student inquiry. Explore this Most Reliable and Credible Sources for Students Top Picks list of 28 tools curated by Common Sense Education editors to find relevant and engaging edtech solutions for your classroom.

ISTE: Real or Fake News Infographic

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What Others Are Saying About Being a Digital Citizen

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Digital Lives
chatting
Chatting Safely Online
overshare
Think Before Posting
tracking
Info Tracking

 To find these videos and more, visit Common Sense Media videos page

Interactive Learning

Password
Password Plunge
challenge
NSTeens Challenge
google
Interland - Be Internet Awesome
website
Website Warrior

For more fun learning games and activities, go to the Netsmartz.org website

Additional Student Resources/Links

social
NetSmartz - Social Media Tips
sexting
NetSmartz - Prevent Sexting
teens
NetSmartz - Cyberbullying
cybersecurity
NetSmartz - Cybersecurity
facebook
DOJ - Facebook Tip Sheet
instagram
DOJ - Instagram Tip Sheet
whatsapp
DOJ - WhatsApp Tip Sheet

 Real-Life Stories (NetSmartz)

cyberbullying
Broken Friendship
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You Can't Take it Back
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Cyberbullying
gaming
Gaming
networking
Social Networking
meeting
Meeting Offline
For questions about this information, contact Chad Kliefoth (608) 267-9289, Janice Mertes (608) 267-1054