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Digital Citizenship and Responsible Social Media Use

Digital Citizenship

At AHS, we ask all of our students to remember that integrity matters, even behind the mask of a text message or a computer screen. We educate our students on digital citizenship and online safety throughout their four years at Assumption.
  

Cyber Bullying

 
Cyberbully Research Center
Resources, tips, and research on cyber bullying for teens.

StopBullying.Gov
Defines cyberbullying, tips for prevention, and how to report it.

Tips to Stop Cyberbullying from ConnectSafely
Are you being cyber bullied or do you know someone who is being cyberbullied?  Use these tips to get help.
 
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Sexting/Cell Phone Use

 
A Thin Line
Definitions of sexting, constant messaging, spying, digital disrespect, and cruelty.  Discusses consequences, laws, and fact.

Tips for Smart Cellphone Use
Tips for safe cell phone use from ConnectSafely.

Top Ten Cell Phone Tips for Teens
Check out this great advice.

"Posting Pics"
View this video from YouTube which demonstrates how you quickly lose control of a picture once it is posted online.  It cannot be taken back, so always think twice before you post/text!
 

Social Networking

 
Social Networking Tips for Teens
These tips from ConnectSafely help protect teens while using social media.

Tips from Facebook
Visit this site for information about Facebook's philosophy, tools & resources, tips for parents, teachers, and teens and how Facebook works with law enforcement.

Tips from Twitter
Visit this site for advice on how to protect yourself while using Twitter.
 

Texting & Driving

 
"The Last Text" by AT & T
View this video which interviews the friends and families of people who lost their lives texting and driving.  In each case, it shows the last text message each victim sent or received while driving. 
 

Protecting Your Online Identity

 

Identity Theft Resource Center
This site provides victim resources, identity protection tips, and scams and alerts.

Resources for Parents 

 

Connect Safely
This website provide tips and advice for parents related to digital safety.

Digest of Motor Laws
This website gives information on driving laws, including laws about distracted driving.

NetFamilyNews
This website provides information for parents in regards to digital literacy and online safety.

NetLiteracy
This website has a variety of resources including PSAs, videos, and tips for parents and teens for discussing internet safety. 

NetSmartz
This website has many internet safety tips for parents.

A Platform for Good
This website is a project of the Family Online Safety Institute that seeks to empower parents to raise good digital citizens.

More Resources for Students 

 

Digital Citizenship Activities
Use these activities to learn more about digital safety, blogging, avatars, finding and crediting photos and images, online manners and commenting, creating your own images, creating documents and presentations, evaluating websites, online sharing, and fun with online books and reading. 

DoSomething.org
Visit this website for ideas on how to make positive changes to your community on a variety of topics, including cyberbullying and school violence.

Trendmicro:  What's Your Story
Visit this website to view student-made videos on a variety of digital safety topics.