Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

Grade 3, 4 & 5 - Part 1- Exam

What is Digital Citizenship? - 4 minute video (10/15) grades 4 & 5 

1. Click your grade level exam below:
Grade 3 
Grade 4 
Grade 5 

2. Complete USA-SOS https://sos.fbi.gov/ lessons for your grade level. https://sos.fbi.gov/
USA FBI SOS (Safe Online Surfing) is an Internet Safety & Cyber bullying program designed to meet federal and state internet safety mandates.

3. Explore Password Checker 

Grade 4 & 5- Part 2 - Poster Project

Students will explain ways to be safe online. In a jigsaw groups, students watch an assigned video 2-3 times from below, take notes on the main idea, do’s and don’ts (see worksheet). Then as a jigsaw group, compare what was learned. Begin designing a poster to share with others in the class.

What is the difference between Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy?

  • Digital Citizenship "responsible behavior with regard to technology use." ISTE states that Digital Citizenship is being "kind, respectful, responsible, and just doing the right thing."  
  • Digital literacy "is the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet."

Optional Grade K, 1 & 2

  1. Preschool Cybersafety (don't share personal info, don't download, ignore bullies)
  2. Faux Paw - Adventures in the internet (someone pretends to be someone they're not)

  1. Digital access: Advocating for equal digital rights and access is where digital citizenship starts.
  2. Digital etiquette: Rules and policies aren’t enough — we need to teach everyone about appropriate conduct online.
  3. Digital law: It’s critical that users understand it’s a crime to steal or damage another’s digital work, identity or property.


  1. Digital communication: With so many communication options available, users need to learn how to make appropriate decisions.
  2. Digital literacy: We need to teach students how to learn in a digital society.
  3. Digital commerce: As users make more purchases online, they must understand how to be effective consumers in a digital economy.


  1. Digital rights and responsibilities: We must inform people of their basic digital rights to privacy, freedom of speech, etc.
  2. Digital safety and security: Digital citizens need to know how to protect their information from outside forces that might cause harm.
  3. Digital health and wellness: From physical issues, such as repetitive stress syndrome, to psychological issues, such as internet addiction, users should understand the health risks of technology.
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