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32 Digital Citizenship Resources for K-12 Teachers

32 Digital Citizenship Resources for K-12 Teachers

By Learn2Earn Blog Team

The term digital citizenship covers a broad array of topics, including: security, cyberbullying, online research, plagiarism, collaboration and communication, to mention a few. The many ways that students interact online, both in and out of school, is just one reason why teaching digital citizenship in your classroom is so important.

Unfortunately, too many students aren’t getting the information they need to stay safe and make smart decisions online.

Oliver Schinkten, a high school teacher, had students Google themselves:

“One student, who has aspirations of college scholarships for sports, was shocked to find his Twitter page ranking at the top of his Google search. It was littered with tweets using inappropriate language and one tweet in particular mentioned something negative about a teacher in the school. These students are smart, kind-hearted people, but are unknowingly digging themselves into a hole on social media,” he said.

Help your students stop before they start with these important digital citizenship resources. You’ll find games, lesson ideas, videos and more.


How to Empower Students in the Digital Age (Blog.Learn2Earn)

2015 Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens (Common Sense Media)

Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Classroom (Edutopia) 

9 Good Traits of Digital Citizens (Brilliant-Insane)

What Do Your Students’ Digital Footprints Look Like? (Blog.Learn2Earn)

Cyberbullying Guidance: Overview for school staff (

5 Ways to Integrate Digital Citizenship in Your Classes (TeachHub)

5 Digital Citizenship Lessons for 21st Century Learners (Blog.Learn2Earn)

Online Games

Online Games: Digital Passport (Grades 3-5) (Common Sense Media)

Online Games: Webonauts Internet Academy (PBSKids)

Online Games: Credible Sources Count! (Vaughan Memorial Library)

Betty’s Netiquette Quiz (Carnegie Melon Univeristy)

Hippo and Hedgehog in Cyber-Five (ABC Ya)

Apps, Websites and Tools 

Whooo’s Reading

Seven Digital Deadly Sins

Collaborize Classroom

YouthSpark Online Safety Hub

Lesson Plans and Activities 

Checklist: Are You Web Aware? For students ages 9-12 (

Lesson Plan and Activity: Digital Values (

Lesson Plan: What’s Mine Isn’t (Necessarily) Yours (Teaching Digital Citizenship)

Lesson Plan: In-Credibly Informed (Teaching Digital Citizenship)

Secure Password Checker (

Digital Citizenship poster for classrooms (Common Sense Media) 

Manage Your Digital Footprint (Google and iKeepSafe) 

Curriculum Ideas

K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum (Common Sense Media)

K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and 750+ Lessons (Nearpod)


Video: How Search Works, by Matt Cutts (YouTube)

North Dover Bully Free Song (YouTube)

Privacy Online Explained (Common Craft)

Digital Citizens: Video Series (TeachingChannel)

Netsafe Video Series (Planet Nutshell)

Submit: The Documentary (

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  1. David Ryan Polgar

    January 22, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Don’t forget the Digital Citizenship Summit, a global network of Summits being held around the world regarding safe, savvy, and ethical social media/tech use. The goal is to bring together educators, parents, administrator, students, organizations, and industry to discuss digital citizenship.

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