Digital Citizenship for Online Communication


How can we structure classroom expectations and guidelines for online communication in order to develop good digital citizenship skills in our students? When our school implemented a 1:1 laptop program, this became even more important. Come to this session to learn about and experience parts of three different lessons we used with middle school students to help them understand online sharing guidelines and the importance of creating a positive digital footprint. Bonus: Learn about Google Classroom in the process!


1 – Introduction

2 – Digital Citizenship Agreement lesson

3 – Branding lesson

4 – Commenting lesson

5 – Conclusion


Next, let’s explore the free digital citizenship resources that Common Sense Education provides. You will need to create an account or sign in with your Google account to see the resources.

Common Sense Education Digital Citizenship Resources

The links below are also included on the site above, but I list them here as starting point for you.

Other digital citizenship resources