New digital citizenship lessonsNew Digital Citizenship Lessons are being shared by Common Sense Media.  “All students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Our award-winning K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum:

  • Addresses top concerns for schools.
  • Prepares students with critical 21st-century skills.
  • Supports educators with training and recognition.
  • Engages the whole community through family outreach.” (Common Sense Education)

The lessons have been: “Designed and developed in partnership with Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education — and guided by research with thousands of educators — each digital citizenship lesson takes on real challenges and digital dilemmas that students face today, giving them the skills they need to succeed as digital learners, leaders, and citizens tomorrow.” (Common Sense Education)

There are free lesson plans for: Reception to Year 2, Years 3 to 5 and Years 6 to 8. The age bands fit the American school classes.

The resources look really useful with videos, songs, poems, discussions etc. They include  things like a traffic light game for the young, the Rings of responsibility for about 8 years old children and “Who are you Online?” s digital identity lesson for older children. All the resources a teacher will need are provided, as well as student handouts and take-home resources.

These New Digital Citizenship Lessons and resources are worth a look and splitting between age groups to cover their content throughout the school.