Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social and Emotional Learning

Social and Emotional Learning is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. SEL can help shape our students into being strong digital citizens by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to protect their own personal data and online and in-person reputations while being considerate of others.

EGUSD will be highlighting our EGUSD Board adopted Common Sense curriculum and the connections to SEL on our internal EGUSD Digital Citizenship Curriculum Google site to share with district and school administrators and our digital citizenship site coordinators.

Common Sense Educations’ Digital Citizenship & Social and Emotional Learning – Navigating Life’s Digital Dilemmas Guide will help connect challenging digital dilemmas to social and emotional skills through discussion questions, lessons, and digital tools that target key SEL skills and build students’ character.

Topics covered in the above guide include:

  • Social Media and Body Image
  • Cyberbullying
  • Sexting and Nude Photographs
  • Digital Footprints & Photo Sharing
  • Privacy, Surveillance & Self-Disclosure
  • Sexual Imagery & the Internet
  • Distraction, Multitasking & Time Management
  • Digital Drama
  • Video Games & Violent Content
  • Selfie Culture


Support your students’ social and emotional learning (SEL) as they navigate the digital world, with Common Sense Education’s collection of SEL in Digital Life resources.

Family Engagement Activities

These family conversation starters can be used to help students and families talk meaningfully about their digital lives.

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Responsible Decision-Making
  • Relationship Skills
  • Social Awareness

K–2 Packet: English | Spanish
3–5 Packet: English | Spanish
6–8 Packet: English | Spanish
9–12 Packet: English | Spanish

EGUSD Family/Community Resources Website

Social Emotional Resources to Support Families

EGUSD Digital Citizenship