Digital Citizenship Site Implementation Plans

To ensure that all elementary and secondary sites are teaching digital citizenship, administrators are required to annually submit their site’s Digital Citizenship Implementation Plan. The Implementation Plan is laid out by grade level (with Kindergarten as optional). Each form should reference the specific lesson(s) being taught at each grade level.

Implementation Plan Examples:

Elementary – Grade 5: Common Sense Media lessons The Power of Words, Writing Good Emails, and Powerful Passwords, taught in computer lab. i-SAFE lessons Cyberbullying, Personal Safety, and Predator Identification, taught in computer lab via PowerPoints (Franklin Elementary)

Secondary – Grade 9Common Sense Media lesson Turn Down the Dial on Cyberbullying taught in Health; Private Today; Public Tomorrow split between Advocacy (activity) and English (expository text portion of lesson); My Online Code taught during Advocacy (Cosumnes Oaks High School)

Digital Citizenship Verification Forms

By the close of the school year, all principals will submit a signed form (paper version) certifying that digital citizenship has been taught at their sites during the current school year. All Digital Citizenship Implementation Plans need to be submitted prior to April 1, of the current school year,  so plans can be reviewed before sign-off. Implementation plans are accessible through the EGUSD Digital Citizenship Curriculum Google Site, and email reminders will go out at the beginning of the school year. Note: you must be logged into your EGUSD Google account to access the EGUSD Digital Citizenship Curriculum Google Site.

Permission Form Samples

The sample letters below are saved as Word docs to make them easy to edit to suit your specific project/needs/teaching assignment. You are welcome to include the samples on your school or classroom letterhead before sending home to parents.

Parent Permission Letter (Word version) – Sample letter for blogging. Serves as an introduction to your blog, blogging, and digital citizenship

Parent Permission Letter (Google Doc) – Same as above sample letter

Parent Permission Letter (Word version) – Sample letter for participation in QuadBlogging

Parent Permission Letter (Word version) – Sample letter for participation in the Student Blogging Challenge

Parent Permission Letter (Google Doc) -Sample letter for VoiceThread projects

Tips for Bloggers
Downloadable Classroom Posters/Infographics

From EGUSD

From Common Sense Media:

From Google:

Additional Resources:

Citizenship in the Digital Age – ISTE Infographic

Digital Citizenship – Infographic – Mia MacMeekin defines digital citizenship mainly through action verbs

Student Body Language – Teen Cyberbullying Poster – Microsoft

Downloadable Logos
Need a logo to include on your school website, in your school newsletter or for use in your computer lab or classroom? You can download the EGUSD Digital Citizenship and EGUSD logos here by right clicking on the logo type you need. Right click and select “save link as” and navigate to the folder on your computer that you would like to save the logo to. The .JPG file will have a white background. The PNG file is transparent and can be placed on any colored background.

Download JPG  | Download PNG

Download JPG  |  Download PNG

Parent Night Resources

Connecting Families – Common Sense Education – From cyberbullying and photo sharing to digital footprints and online safety, the Connecting Families program helps parents address important topics and have meaningful conversations with their kids about making great choices in their digital lives. Includes tips for hosting a student-led teen panel for a parent night.

Although the title is Internet Safety, this 46-slide Netsmartz presentation covers all areas of digital citizenship. Appropriate for grades 7-12 parents and students. At elementary sites, due to content,the presentation is appropriate for staff or parent presentations only.

Netsmartz Parent Presentation (Must have a registered/free Netsmartz account to download PPT)

This 45-minute PowerPoint presentation for parents and guardians of children ages 5-17 includes

  • Facts of online risks
  • Statistics, videos, and other resources
  • Tips for keeping children safer online