Resources to Support Digital Citizenship
Videos Available From the Online Video Library
(The Online Video Library provides onlines access to more than 9,000 P-12 videos from Learn360, documentaries from the CBC, and other educational titles from Canadian and local producers.)
Videos You Can Borrow
Videos You Can Purchase
Teacher Professional Journals Available Through EBSCO
Find online full-text articles on “Digitial Citizenship” published in a number of teacher professional journals, available through EBSCO databases (ERIC and Education Research Complete).
Books Available from the ALR
Provincial School Code of Conduct
The Provincial School Code of Conduct is a document created by the Student Services Division of the Nove Scotia Department of Education and is intended set the context for a safe and productive learning environment by outlining expected behaviours in safe and caring schools.
Canadian Centre for Child Protection
A charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of children.
Nova Scotia Public School Network Access and Use Policy
This policy outlines the responsibilities of all system users.
Information and Communication Technology within the Curriculum
This guide outlines the key stage outcomes for ICT in P-12 in Nova Scotia Public Schools. The strand- Social, Ethical and Human Issues is specific to outcomes that are expected to be integrated in the curriculum to promote safe online behaviours. The understanding associated with the use of ICT, which encourages in students a commitment to pursue personal and social good, particularly to build and improve their learning environments and to foster stronger relationships with their peers and others who support their learning.
Growing Up Digital
The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board have developed a site for teachers, students and parents titled: Growing Up Digital. Resources are linked and the 9 dimensions of digital citizenship are reflected in the site.
Creating a Positive Digital Footprint
This site provides a power point lesson designed for grades 4-6 and links to other resources that highlight taking responsibility for your online choices.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has developed a Youth Privacy online resource to assist youth in understanding how to make good choices when using the internet. This site includes a privacy quiz, tips for parents, a graphic online novel, fact sheets and more.
Effective use of technology has transformed our world. To use that technology in safe and ethical ways for a variety of purposes today's youth must know more than how the technology works. This site from Media Smarts has specific information on file sharing, blogging, phones and texting, authenticating information, instant messaging, online gaming, social networking, and resources for parents and teachers.
Digital Citizenship - Using Technology Appropriately
Author of Raising a Digital Child, Mike Ribble has developed a website on Digital Citizenship and using technology appropriately.
Interactive White Boards - Elements of Digital Citizenship
Many schools now have interactive white boards available in their classrooms. This lesson from SMART developed for grades 5-8 may provide you with some ideas.
Developing a passport to digital citizenship
This article is from the International Society in Education publication, Leading and Learning with Technology.
Kids in the Know
A Personal Safety Program, has a website that has information and a newsletter for parents and educators.
An online resource for use in grade 7 classrooms, designed to teach Canadian teens how to be safe, responsible, and respectful users of texting technologies.