Before students are introduced to technology use in the classroom, it is important to teach students digital citizenship. If students are not explicitly taught the importance of online safety and etiquette then there is the potential for unwanted behavior from students when they are online. There are 9 important elements of digital citizenship in the areas of respect, educate and protect as described in the chart below. Common Sense Media is a helpful site where students and families can learn about how to use technology and media safety. You will also find a lesson plan I used my students.
Links to Lessons and Information on Digital Citizenship