Digital citizenship education resources are plentiful, but it can often be difficult and overwhelming for educators and parents to know where to learn more about digital citizenship and/or to find digital citizenship lessons and curricula. This DigCitUtah Resources Library was created to help.
In collaboration with a digital citizenship expert, over 200 resources were curated and categorized for this Digital Citizenship Resources Library. This library is provided by EPIK Deliberate Digital as a free resource for school community councils, parents, educators, and administrators.
For those interested in an overview of digital citizenship, the library includes a general Digital Citizenship page. The library also features ten categorized resource pages that allow users to find materials that may more specifically help with particular school goals, interests, needs, and/or concerns.
Most of these categories involve knowing how to identify and avoid harmful content and behavior and to be aware of the many ramifications of technology use. But there is much more to digital citizenship!
Please see the About page, our Positive DigCit highlights page, or the Positives Pilot page for more information on how you can participate in helping expand digital citizenship education to include more examples of deliberate, positive, and service-oriented technology use.
Categories include the following (brief descriptions are in parentheses):
- Digital Footprint (all the ways a personal trail is left when computers are used)
- Media Literacy (smart consumption and ability to participate in online conversations)
- Security (keeping technical devices free from malware and protecting self from data loss)
- Ethics (following personal values and legal standards in the digital sphere)
- Digital Literacy (knowing how to use digital tools to create content and more)
- Harmful Content (identifying and avoiding harmful content)
- Digital Safety (staying safe from physical harms like predators)
- Etiquette (cultural rules for online interaction)
- Cyberbullying (overt and covert intimidation using technical media)
- Sexting (sending explicit photos or texts through digital means)
Other important disclaimers about this Resources Library:
- Please note that this library is not meant to be exhaustive, nor does inclusion of a resource imply endorsement or recommendation by EPIK Deliberate Digital.
- EPIK has not received any monetary benefit from featuring any of the resources in the library.
- Resource lists may change over time, so check back regularly.
- If there is resource you think should be added to the Library, please let us know. Send a link, description, and reason why you think it should be included to firstname.lastname@example.org