Digital Citizenship educates and guides young people to thoughtfully navigate the Internet and digital tools. The goal is for students to become safe, responsible, and respectful digital citizens. The core message of the curriculum is one that balances the benefits of digital media with the responsibilities.
Raising and educating youngsters in today’s 24/7 digital media environment is one of the most overwhelming challenges that parents and schools face today. Along with the amazing opportunities, there are real risks for our children. On the positive side, young people are able to create, connect, explore, and learn in ways never before imagined. But challenges from harmful behaviors — cyberbullying to digital cheating — are surfacing in schools and in homes across the country. As young people face ethical challenges daily, they need strategies to guide them.
Common Sense Education provides parent resources to help you support what your children are learning in class. We will be sending home parent tip sheets, videos, and an occasional activity worksheet for you to do with your children. Visit the Common Sense website for more information.
PROVISO: All lessons provided in non-Catholic textbooks are carefully screened to ensure they are appropriate for our students and do not in any way undermine Catholic teachings, morals, or values. Should a lesson be found lacking in the above conditions, it will not be presented to our students.
Beginning with the upcoming school year, Grades 3–8 will be taking part in a curriculum to teach awareness of Internet etiquette and how to stay safe online.
Lesson Plans from Common Sense Education’s K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum will be the basis of our courses. Lesson Plans are age and grade-appropriate.