video, then you already know that Digital Citizenshipprepares young people to use digital media safely, conﬁ-dentlyand wisely. It is the essential ﬁrst step to Media Liter-acy. Fortunately there are loads of free, online resourcesavailable tohelp teachers, parents, and other grownups incorporate Digi-tal Citizenship lessons into the classroom, after-school program, parentgroup, or home.Because ﬁnding and ﬁguring out these resources takes time (and who’sgot that?) we’ve done it for you!
Where to Start?
You can’t go wrong starting with any of the many free, ready-to-use mate-rials available online. Here are some of our favorites:
1)Common Sense Media:
Probably the best media and technology resources come from
While their website is most commonly known for its re-views and advice on movies, television, games, videos, apps, websitesand more (an indispensable resource for parents), they also offer a turn-key
Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum
included are end-of-lesson questions and guidelines that offer authenticassessment opportunities to monitor students’ progress, as well as assess-ment questions at each lesson level. There are even terriﬁc resources foradults.
What is Digital Citizenship?
Their lesson activities range from low-tech options, such as discussion andpaper-based worksheets, to media-rich videos and online activities. Theirmaterials can be used in informal learning environments, such as after-school programs and community centers, libraries, and museums. Also