Digital Citizenship

What is Digital Citizenship?

As the face of technology continues to develop and change, it is essential that students learn to navigate the digital world effectively and safely. Therefore, it is essential that schools build Digital Citizenship skills into the everyday curriculum. These skills are broken down into nine key areas: digital access, digital commerce, digital communication, digital literacy, digital law, digital rights and responsibilities, digital health and wellness, and digital security (Ribble, 2015). Below are resources that can assist in the process of integrating this subject area into schools. This list will be updated frequently, so be sure to check back for new ideas.

Resources for Students

Be a “Super Digital Citizen!”

Common Sense Media
Do You Really Have a Private Life Online?

Friendly Screens
Oversharing: Think Before You Post

Common Sense Media
Copyright and Fair Use

Common Sense Media
Be Internet Awesome!
The Cyberbullying Virus

Resources for Teachers

TeachThought Staff. (2019). The basics of digital citizenship: 27 power verbs to guide children online.  Retrieved from
TeachThought Staff. (2018). Moving students from digital citizenship to digital leadership
Common Sense Media- 

Digital Citizenship
This resource provides a background on digital citizenship and why it is necessary in the lives of our learners. It also has many additional free resources for lesson plans and ideas.
Kruger, Nicole. (2019). 9 resources for teaching digital citizenship.
A 30 Year History of the Future

Nicholas Negroponte
Copyright in the Digital Age

-Ted Talks
Be Internet Awesome!
Digital Citizenship Chat (Twitter) #DigCitCommit


Interesting Reads

Ribble, M. (2015). Digital citizenship (3rd ed.). Eugene, OR: International  

             Society for Technology in Education.

TeachThought Staff. (2017). The abcs of digital citizenship. Retrieved from

TeachThought. (2019). 12 tips for students to manage their digital 
footprint. Retrieved from
Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. (2015). Bullying beyond the schoolyard: Preventing 
        snd responding to cyberbullying (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: 
Ohler, J. (2015). Digital citizenship: An opportunity for everyone. Retrieved from


Copyright Resources

U.S. Copyright Office- Copyright Basics (PDF)
Brigham Young University Library- Copyright Myths
Crash Course to Intellectual Property-

Sarah Morehouse- 

Explanation of Creative Commons for Open Educational Resources

Creative Commons Australia-

How to attribute Creative Commons Licensed Materials



Granite School District. (2019). Digital citizenship [image]. Retrieved from
Ribble, M. (2015). Digital citizenship in schools (3rd ed.). Eugene, OR: International 
Society for Technology in Education.