Digital citizenship includes a lot, but a big component is respectful communication. This lesson teaches students 4 rules of being respectful digital citizens. The ideas include not only respect for others but also respect for self, which includes having a balance between the digital world and the real world. Created with 3rd-6th graders in mind, included examples are designed to work for students with varying levels of online access. This digital citizenship lesson helps them enjoy themselves online while treating others (and themselves) with respect.
- Slideshow to guide the lesson, including opener
- Small group practice activity with 6 scenarios
- Extension worksheet
- Exit tickets
- Editable parent/caregiver letter
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This lesson is ASCA and CASEL-aligned, and also aligns with the digital citizenship core topics of “We find balance in our digital lives,” “We know the power of words & actions,” and “We are kind & courageous.”
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