Digital Citizenship

Training students to be a better digital citizens

As you are aware, children today spend a lot of time on technology and social media. While technology offers kids great opportunities for self-exploration, creativity, connection and learning, kids may also experience challenges like oversharing and damage to reputation, cyberbullying, not understanding how to analyze and evaluate the credibility of information and assess the dangers posed to them.

To harness technology for learning, kids need to understand how to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly online. For this reason, the School will be partnering with Common Sense Media to train students to be better digital citizens by teaching them to think critically, behave safely and participate responsibly online.

As a pilot project, this training will be given to students of grades 6 and 7 during their I.C.T. periods. Using a detailed plan and resources from Common Sense Education, it is aimed at teaching students digital literacy and citizenship skills and engaging parents along the way also.

The objective is to help kids thrive in a world of media and technology by teaching them how to use media and technology wisely. You can also check commonsensemedia.org to learn how to harness digital media to help your child interact positively in a digital world.