Early Years Digital CitizenshipEarly Years Digital Citizenship is at the head of a new set of lessons and videos issued by Common Sense Media:

Research shows that kids age 0–8 are getting devices earlier and that their media use is increasing, which has prompted us to be more proactive in teaching digital citizenship concepts at early grade levels. We created the Meet the Digital Citizens series as a way to introduce digital citizenship topics at any point in the year (and in bite-size pieces), so that early elementary teachers can scaffold vocabulary and digital citizenship concepts as their students progress through the school.”  commonsense.org/education/meet-the-digital-citizens

Each lesson has been designed to take about 15 minutes with a two-minute video a short presentation and activities with a handout to take home. Common Sense Media digital citizenship characters:  Arms, Legs, Guts, Feet, Heart, and Head lead the way:

Quoted from their email:

  • Arms  takes kids to a playground to talk about Media Balance & Well-Being by using a seesaw to explain what healthy media balance means. Visit the lesson page for Arms!
  • Guts  takes kids to the bus stop to talk about Privacy & Security by introducing three rules that apply to being safe at the bus stop and on the internet. Visit the lesson page for Guts!
  • Feet  takes kids to the park to talk about Digital Footprint & Identity by showing that we can leave a trace of “footprints” online, and the importance of not sharing personal information. Visit the lesson page for Feet!
  • Heart  takes kids to a friend’s house to talk about Relationships & Communication by giving examples of kindness, respect, and healthy friendships. Visit the lesson page for Heart!
  • Legs  takes kids to a basketball court to talk about Digital Drama, Cyberbullying & Hate Speech by modeling how to include others who are feeling left out. Visit the lesson page for Legs!
  • Head  takes kids to a library to talk about News & Media Literacy by showing an unbelievable creature and why we shouldn’t believe everything we see or hear. Visit the lesson page for Head!

And for older children there is a set of videos and activities try the resources on the link.