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What does it mean to be a digital citizen?
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Preschool–grade 8

What Does It Mean to Be a Digital Citizen?

Reflect on your digital life as you watch this video. Think about how you will act, create, learn, and lead. How will you be a digital citizen today?

Practice making smart choices online and in life with these free games and activities.

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we the digital citizens

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grades K–2

We the Digital Citizens

Explore the amazing possibilities that come with using technology. After watching, share what you learned. How can you be a good digital citizen?

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media balance is important

Video

grades K–2

Teaching Media Balance

With this fun video, your kids will learn when and why it is important to take breaks from device time.

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Google Interland illustration

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grades 2–6

Interland: Be Internet Awesome

Explore four islands in this game by Google that covers key digital citizenship topics like protecting privacy, sharing safely, and being kind online.

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power of words

Video

grades 2–4

The Power of Words

See how even silly words exchanged online have real power, and learn what to do when faced with cyberbullying.

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safe and smart online adventures

Website/App

grades 2–4

Safe and Smart Online Adventures

Go on an animated adventure with some fun characters and real kids -- the SMART crew -- to learn some online safety basics.

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Digital Citizenship illustration

Website/App

grades K–12

Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Help students take ownership of their digital lives with lessons that address the digital dilemmas they face today, and give them the skills they need to succeed as digital learners.

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Preschool–grade 1

Play Safe Online with Mickey Mouse

It's never too early to start making smart choices online. Learn Mickey's four rules for staying safe on the internet.

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show some online tips

Website/App

Preschool–grade 2

Show Some Online Tips

Use this fun, creative app to tell a story about internet safety, privacy, or media balance. See if you can include a pirate ship!

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be like hippo

Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Be Like Hippo

Watch Hippo and Hedgehog talk about making good choices online to stay safe and protect privacy.

offline high five illustration

Activity

Preschool–grade K

The Perfect Password

Come up with strong -- but memorable -- passwords with capital and lower case letters, numbers, and keyboard symbols.

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being responsible for yourself

Video

grades K–2

Rings of Responsibility

Good digital citizenship means being responsible and making sure that your actions impact others positively.

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my online neighborhood

Video

grades K–2

My Online Neighborhood

Learn three rules for keeping your online experiences safe and fun.

offline high five illustration

Activity

Preschool–grade K

The Perfect Password

Come up with strong -- but memorable -- passwords with capital and lower case letters, numbers, and keyboard symbols.

Wide Open School's logo
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abstract art

Activity

grades K–3

What Does the Internet Look Like?

Imagine and draw what you think the internet looks like. Then discuss which qualities your dream internet would have.

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Google Interland illustration

Interactive

grades 2–6

Interland: Be Internet Awesome

Explore four islands in this game by Google that covers key digital citizenship topics like protecting privacy, sharing safely, and being kind online.

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be like hippo

Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Be Like Hippo

Watch Hippo and Hedgehog talk about making good choices online to stay safe and protect privacy.

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Balance is Important

Lesson

grades K–2

Media Balance Is Important

In this lesson, students consider their feelings and those of others when making decisions about when, where, and how much to use technology.

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we the digital citizens

Video

grades K–2

We the Digital Citizens

Explore the amazing possibilities that come with using technology. After watching, share what you learned. How can you be a good digital citizen?

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media balance is important

Video

grades K–2

Teaching Media Balance

With this fun video, your kids will learn when and why it is important to take breaks from device time.

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power of words

Video

grades 2–4

The Power of Words

See how even silly words exchanged online have real power, and learn what to do when faced with cyberbullying.

Video

Preschool–grade 1

Play Safe Online with Mickey Mouse

It's never too early to start making smart choices online. Learn Mickey's four rules for staying safe on the internet.

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being responsible for yourself

Video

grades K–2

Rings of Responsibility

Good digital citizenship means being responsible and making sure that your actions impact others positively.

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my online neighborhood

Video

grades K–2

My Online Neighborhood

Learn three rules for keeping your online experiences safe and fun.

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analyzing your online history

Video

grades K–2

Follow the Digital Trail

Learn about the digital "trail" we all leave online and how it can be helpful or hurtful, depending on how we manage it.

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Do you ever feel...?

Video

grades K–2

How Technology Makes You Feel

Using this fun poem video, help kids reflect upon the various feelings they might experience when using technology.

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taking breaks from tech

Video

grades K–2

Pause for People

Make sure to take breaks from tech and focus on people. It's easy: Just pause, breathe, and finish up!

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grades K–2

Common Sense Education K–2 Digital Citizenship Videos

These K–2 videos will delight children as they learn the fundamental concepts of digital citizenship.

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pause and think online

Video

grades K–2

Pause and Think Online

From our head down to our toes, and our feet up to our nose, the Digital Citizens teach students how to be safe, responsible, and respectful online.

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internet traffic light

Video

grades K–2

The Internet Traffic Light

Watch this video to learn how to keep yourself on the internet, whether you're learning, playing, or exploring.

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safe and smart online adventures

Website/App

grades 2–4

Safe and Smart Online Adventures

Go on an animated adventure with some fun characters and real kids -- the SMART crew -- to learn some online safety basics.

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Digital Citizenship illustration

Website/App

grades K–12

Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Help students take ownership of their digital lives with lessons that address the digital dilemmas they face today, and give them the skills they need to succeed as digital learners.

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show some online tips

Website/App

Preschool–grade 2

Show Some Online Tips

Use this fun, creative app to tell a story about internet safety, privacy, or media balance. See if you can include a pirate ship!

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Family looking at tablet

Website/App

grades K–12

Digital Citizenship Resources

Prepare kids to think critically and use technology in positive, creative, and powerful ways (available in multiple languages).