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Digital Citizenship – Case Studies

Digital Citizenship – Case Studies

This website from a school in BC has a list of stories of people who have been involved in various situations where some different choices as it pertains to digital citizenship could have changed the course of their lives. They made choices, and they live with the consequences of those choices. If you’re needing a story to tell your class to underscore a point you’ve made or need to make, you may find what you’re seeking here.


Text on a Screen and Meaning

Text on a Screen and Meaning

The image shown on this post provides a valuable classroom lesson regarding the loss of meaning when communication occurs primarily, predominately, or only in a digital environment. If I had texted you those seven words, what would I be communicating to you? It’s actually pretty vague and open to the interpretation on the part of the reader if we pause to consider it. Which word are you supposed to put the emphasis on? You have no way of knowing! But depending on which word you put the emphasis on, this seven word phrase can have seven different meanings! Try it out!

Is it any wonder kids with cellphones are often embroiled in miscommunication? Is it any wonder adults find themselves in awkward situations with texting? It can happen so easily when we are communicating in a digital environment!

I never said she stole my money.

I never said she stole my money.

I never said she stole my money.

I never said she stole my money.

I never said she stole my money.

I never said she stole my money.

I never said she stole my money.

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

What do we need to be teaching kids, when do we teach it, and what are some good resources?

These outcomes underwent close scrutiny and discussion with TAG. They have been created specifically with the needs of the students in Chinook’s Edge School Division in mind. These digital citizenship lessons should serve as a guide for teachers who are looking for assistance in their classrooms. 

Grade 1

KEEP IT PRIVATE - What kinds of information should you keep to yourself when you use the Internet?

GOING PLACES SAFELY - How do you go places safely on the computer?

Grade 2

STAYING SAFE ONLINE - How do you stay safe when you visit a website?

THINGS FOR SALE - How do some websites try to get you to buy things?

Grade 3

Need to know: TALKING SAFELY ONLINE - What's the difference between Internet friends and in-person friends?

SCREEN OUT THE MEAN - What can you do when someone is mean to you online?

Nice to know: DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP PLEDGE - How do you create a positive online community?

Grade 4

Need to know:RINGS OF RESPONSIBILITY - What kinds of responsibilities does a good digital citizen have?

Nice to know: SUPER DIGITAL CITIZEN - How can people help others be good digital citizens?

Wouldn't hurt to touch on online purchasing and digital commerce if an opportunity presents.

Grade 5

Need to know: WHAT'S CYBERBULLYING? - What is cyberbullying, and how do you deal with it?

Nice to know:  SELLING STEREOTYPES - How do we learn stereotypes of boys and girls from media messages?

Grade 6

CYBERBULLYING: BE UPSTANDING - How do you judge the intentions and impact of people's words and actions online?

A CREATOR’S RESPONSIBILITIES - What responsibilities do you have to respect others' creative work?

TRILLION DOLLAR FOOTPRINT - What is a digital footprint, and what does yours convey?

Grade 7

CYBERBULLYING: CROSSING THE LINE - When does inappropriate online behavior cross the line into cyberbullying, and what can you do about it?

WHICH ME SHOULD I BE? - What are the outcomes of presenting yourself in different ways online?

SAFE ONLINE TALK - How should you handle inappropriate online talk?

Grade 8

DIGITAL LIFE 101 - What is the place of digital media in our lives?

SCAMS AND SCHEMES - What is identity theft, and how can you protect yourself from it?

REWORK, REUSE, REMIX - What rights do you have as a creator?

Grade 9

OOPS! I BROADCAST IT ON THE INTERNET - What are the consequences of oversharing online?

TURN DOWN THE DIAL ON CYBERBULLYING - Which factors intensify cyberbullying and online cruelty, and what can you do to lessen them?

RIGHTS, REMIXES, AND RESPECT - What should you consider when you use other people's creative work?

Grade 10

MY ONLINE CODE -What does it mean to do the right thing online?

RISKY ONLINE RELATIONSHIPS - How can you tell when an online relationship is risky?

TAKING PERSPECTIVES ON CYBERBULLYING - How does online cruelty affect the people involved?

Grade 11

OVEREXPOSED: SEXTING AND RELATIONSHIPS - What are the risks and responsibilities when you share online in a relationship?

BREAKING DOWN HATE SPEECH - How can you create a community culture in which hate speech is unacceptable, both online and offline?

Grade 12

COLLEGE BOUND - How can information you post on the Internet affect your future opportunities?

COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE - What are the benefits and drawbacks of people working together to create information online?