Digital Citizenship and CyberSafety

Digital Citizenship and CyberSafety

Students are living in a powerful digital world that requires them to interact in non-traditional ways. These new interactions require new social expectations, safety precautions, and literacy.  There is a need to promote ethical, responsible, and safe interaction in a digital world.

Brazosport ISD currently utilizes Common Sense Media for our K-12 Internet Safety Curriculum.

Common Sense Media believes that media is an integral part of our children’s world.  This site provides parents and educators trustworthy information to guide student’s interaction with media. This site includes reviews of movies, games, websites, TV, books, and music. Information on other topics including internet safety, digital citizenship, social networking and virtual worlds are available.

View the Scope and Sequence for Grades K-12

9 Strands of Digital Citizenship education:

  • Etiquette
  • Communication
  • Literacy
  • Access
  • Commerce
  • Law
  • Rights & Responsibility
  • Health & Wellness
  • Security

Startling Statistics:

  • 6% of teens receive requests for personal information
  • 54% of teens frequently have private conversations with online strangers through instant messaging
  • 42% of teens said they have posted personal information online
  • 30% of teens reported that they have talked with a cyber stranger about meeting in person
  • 16% of teens discovered that someone online was an adult pretending to be much younger

Internet Safety and Your Tween:

  • 14% kids have actually met face to face with a person they have met on the Internet
  • Most kids will not report inappropriate Internet contact to their parents because they are afraid of losing Internet privileges
  • Only 6% of teens on social networking sites use privacy controls on their profiles
  • 4,000,000 children are posting content to the Web everyday
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