As part of the National Connected Educator’s Month events, October 19-25 has been designated as the third annual Digital Citizenship Week. Common Sense Media in partnership with Connected Educator’s Month has developed a robust toolkit of activities for teachers, students, administrators and families to explore and take action on digital citizenship topics.

Some of the activities featured include:

  • Empower Students – Post a Common Sense Media digital citizenship poster in your classroom, school office, or hallway.
  • Engage Families – Distribute a Common Sense Media Family Tip Sheet, or even two or three. You can share the tip sheet in hard-copy form or save paper and share it electronically.
  • Connect Teachers – Learn about the most common behavioral issues your students face when using technology by checking out these straightforward Common Sense Media teacher backgrounders.

Link to the complete Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Week Toolkit

National Bullying Prevention Month

On October 7, 2014, the EGUSD Board of Education took action on a resolution to declare October as National Bullying Prevention Month.  EGUSD has long had strategies for bullying prevention and intervention in place to help keep students safe and ensure a healthy learning environment.  The district has an extensive board policy on bullying that covers a variety of areas, including cyberbullying, bullying prevention, intervention, complaints and investigation, discipline and enforcement mechanisms. Focusing on cyberbullying issues as part of your bullying events is a perfect way to weave Digital Citizenship Week into National Bullying Prevention Month.