Welcome EGUSD Elementary Teachers and Administrators


This space is our collective working area to share resources and best practices for rolling out the Internet safety - digital citizenship curriculum. The scope and sequence of these resources will ensure that all EGUSD students are educated on the safe and ethical use of the Internet and social media, in compliance with CIPA requirements (listed below), and, more importantly, to prepare them to thrive in an increasingly global society.

Note on CIPA (Child Internet Protection Act) Requirements: The new CIPA requirements do not mandate a specific curriculum, nor do they provide specific implementation procedures for teaching Internet safety-digital citizenship. The requirements are flexible and truly meant to fit the culture and needs of your school sites. The lessons posted below are laid out by grade level, but schools are free to switch the order and/or replace with their own site-developed lessons.

The three topics that must be covered are:
  1. Appropriate online behavior (building a positive digital footprint; respecting intellectual property)
  2. Cyberbullying
  3. Safety and privacy

If you have used this wiki in the past three school years to teach internet safety - digital citizenship, you will notice that i-SAFE curriculum, although still available to our elementary sties, is no longer posted at the top of each grade-level page. Instead, we are inviting and encouraging you to start switching out lessons from Common Sense Media, which are posted above the i-SAFE curriculum.

Common Sense Media is an outstanding resource for bringing students on board with digital citizenship skills, an essential component of being career and college ready in a global work force. Thanks to the depth and breadth of Common Sense Media’s engaging and continually updated curriculum, K-12 teachers have access to lessons and resources that meet and exceed CIPA requirements.

Here's a link to the PowerPoint we've used to introduce EGUSD stakeholders to our transition from Internet safety to digital citizenship.

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  • From Common Sense Media - Measure Student Learning with Interactive Assessments about digital literacy and citizenship. Have your students take the new, interactive CSM Unit Assessments.
  • From iKeepSafe - May I Use That? Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens.
  • From Common Sense Media** – Connecting Families - From cyberbullying and photo sharing to digital footprints and online safety, the Connecting Families program helps parents and kids address important topics and have meaningful conversations about making great choices in their digital lives.

For each grade level, we have featured lessons and resources from Common Sense Media and i-SAFE, along with additional links to a variety of relevant digital citizenship sites. Below are several new resources for your review. Please let us know if you decide to weave any of them into your site's Digital Citizenship Implementation Plan.

  • Be sure to visit and subscribe to the new EGUSD Digital Citizenship Website located at http://blogs.egusd.net/digitalcitizenship/ - Please let us know if you have digital citizenship events or a topic you would like us to cover on the new website. You can email Gail gdesler@egusd.net and Kathleen kwatt@egusd.net.
  • Looking for more resources for your primary grades? Check out ABCya!'s Cyber 5, a nice overview of Internet safety/digital citizenship issues for younger students.
  • Looking for a blended learning option that combines teacher-led classroom instruction with self-guided, technology-rich learning for teaching digital citizenship? Check out Common Sense Media's Digital Passport program. Please let us know if you are interested in piloting the Digital Passport program. Here is the link for registration information and a video introduction.
  • Need more options for your younger students, checkout PBS's Webinauts Academy and encourage your students to aim for "graduation." AT&T's SafetyLand also offers students the opportunity to earn a printable certificate for capturing cyber safety criminals.
  • How about an online digital citizenship option for your 6th graders? Contact us about piloting Everfi's Ignition program.
  • Wish you had more lesson options for grades 4 - 6? Check out Cable in the Classroom's InCtrl lessons and resources.

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