Welcome to the EGUSD Digital Citizenship Website

The Elk Grove Unified School District’s Digital Citizenship Initiative is an on-going project and commitment. As new technology applications and tools are created, the district expands the curriculum and trainings accordingly. Currently, the district provides digital citizenship curriculum for grades K-12, professional development workshops for staff, and resources for parents.

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All EGUSD schools teach digital citizenship and are in compliance with current legal mandates, such as the federal E-Rate/CIPA requirements.

As students step up and out onto the Internet, the district wants to ensure that they understand the need to think before they post – to treat others with respect, to build and maintain a positive digital footprint, to protect their online privacy and the privacy of others, and to respect intellectual property boundaries.

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Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is the use of electronic devices and media to repeatedly harass, threaten, humiliate and otherwise hassle people. 

Digital Footprint

Digital Footprint

A digital footprint is all of the information online about a person either posted by that person or others, intentionally or unintentionally.

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Protecting Online Privacy

In a digital age, understanding how to protect personal information and electronic data is a vital skill.

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Intellectual Property

To ensure that our students use the internet and social media in an ethical manner to both consume and create content, we need to also include instruction and guidelines to Creative Commons, copyright and fair use.

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Media Literacy

Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media.

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Social & Cultural Literacy

We all have different perspectives and points of view. We must learn to negotiate those differences to better understand each other.

Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning

Technology is changing the social and emotional landscape that students navigate every day, from how they express themselves to how they communicate with their friends and family.

Policies

Policies

Whether enforcing state and federal mandates or developing district guidelines, the EGUSD has in place procedures for reviewing, updating, and implementing technology-related requirements.

Social Media 101

Social Media 101

Social media is any online gathering place which allows people to share ideas, information, photos and videos. Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Kik… as soon as you learn about one social media site, another one pops up and is the latest and greatest way for your kids to stay connected with their friends. As overwhelming as it seems, familiarizing yourself with the sites and apps out there will help you to better understand what your children are doing and will help you understand privacy policies to keep them safe – while still allowing them to have fun and interact with their friends.

Follow along below as we post/blog about digital citizenship topics and trends, post resources for students, parents and the community and provide training opportunities and resources for EGUSD digital citizenship site coordinators and other district staff. If there is a topic you would like to see covered, please reach out via email and we will do our best to create and share new content with our EGUSD digital citizenship community.

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt or Arrested – Online Challenges All Families Should Know About

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt or Arrested – Online Challenges All Families Should Know About

UPDATE: October 7, 2021 We first started seeing online rumblings in September that the next TikTok challenge for the month of October is to “Smack a Staff Member” and other lists soon surfaced on Facebook and Twitter identifying October as “Slap a Teacher” month....