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Digital Citizenship

Education and Parent
Jennifer Stewart-Mitchell, Regina Catholic School Division
Cory Patterson & Ron Weir, Saskatchewan Internet Child
Exploitation Unit

Welcome and Prayer

What is Digital Citizenship?
Citizenship can
be defined as
the norms of
Dr. Mike Ribble, http://

• Digital Citizenship in the Classroom

Jennifer Stewart-Mitchell
Digital Citizenship Continuum and Planning Guide
Resources to support parents in teaching Digital Citizenship
Tips for Parents in supporting Digital Citizenship Learning

• How to Keep Children Safe While Navigating the Online World
- Corporal Cory Patterson and Staff Sergeant Ron Weir
• What do parents need to be aware of?
• How can I protect and support my child as they learn how to interact
in the online world.

What Kind of World Do We Live In?
Good Old Days

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How is the Landscape Changing the
Kids Learn? Socialize? Connect?
Our schools can
barely keep up with
the knowledge that is
developing in the
world today. Even
when they succeed at
this level, what we
learned in school,
does not help us keep
up to speed with
rapidly evolving
knowledge flows once
we’ve graduated.

Digital Citizenship Policy Planning
Guide & Continuum
Digital Citizenship Continuum from Kinderga
rten to Grade 12
 provides age appropriate learning ideas for
teachers to help students build an
understanding of safe and appropriate
online practices in these key areas:
• privacy protection;
• rights and responsibilities; and
• respectful online behaviour.
Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewa
n Schools
 is a planning guide, offers policies and
procedures to support students as they learn
how to build and maintain a positive online
presence and to protect their privacy online.

What is the Purpose of the Digital
Citizenship Continuum?

Image Source: Bill Ferriter,

The 3 Digital Citizenship “REPs”

Source: Dr. Mike Ribble


Source: Dr. Mike Ribble


Source: Dr. Mike Ribble


Source: Dr. Mike Ribble

Regina Catholic School Resources
The Regina Catholic School
Resources are available to
teachers and focus on the JOY
Recommended Saskatchewan
Ministry of Education sites:
Teachers, students and parents
can check out resources from the
I am Stronger website

Recommended Resources for
Common Sense Media
Resources for Parents
Media Smarts
Resources for Parents Cyber
• What to do if someone is me
an to you tip sheet
• Parenting the Digital Genera
tion Resources
• Presentation Parenting the D
igital Generation

We Are Connected

Social Media Counter
Flash app shows how active & dynamic the Social Web, Mobile
Industry and Game Business is.

How is this world shaping our students?

Social Media Overload?

How can we teach our kids to find balance?

How can we educate without policing?

How can we help kids be engaged, but protect
themselves and their identity?

Digital Citizenship Tips Parents Can
Share with Their Kids

Link to vi
Common Se
nse Media

Communicate Appropriately
Use the right language
for your audience. 
How you communicate in Twitter
or Facebook is different than in
an email or even face to face.
Be sure to represent your ideas
appropriately, as they are
connected to you.
Adapted from Common Sense Media

Keep Private Things Private &
Check Privacy Settings
Don't share personal
information, including
passwords, home address, age,
phone number, inappropriate
images, & gossip.
Be sure to


check privacy

and know how to
control privacy on devices.

Respect Others
Be courteous.
If you wouldn't do
something in real
life, you shouldn't
do it online.

Don't Lie, Steal, or Cheat
Don't try to deceive
others. Remember to

give credit where
credit is due. Although
it's easy to copy others'
work, download things
without permission, or
use game cheat codes,
don't do it.

Be an Upstander
If someone you know is
being targeted by a bully,

stand up

for that
person. You would want him
or her to do the same for

Kindness counts. If
you wouldn’t say it to
someone’s face, then you

The Internet is a
giant community,
and you can help it
be a nice place.
Understand a
website's rules,
and know how to
flag other users
for misbehavior.

Follow Your Family's Rules and Follow Your Family 
• Be an "upstander." If
If your parent tells you to avoid certain websites or to stop texting
someone you know is
after a certain time, listen. The more you act
being targeted by a bully,
the person.
stand up for that
You would you'll
want him
to do the same for you.
Parents should also sign up and follow their kids on Social Media

Balance respect for privacy with protection.

Monitor Time Spent On-line
Be aware of time spent
online by:
• Keeping devices out of
bedrooms - keep charging
stations in the kitchen
• Set rules about online activity

If you are child under 10, you
should not surf alone

Think before you post, text, or share
Consider how you and others
might feel after you've posted
It's not always easy to take
back what you've said online,
and your online behavior can
create a lasting footprint.
Our on-line presence is
permanent, so how can we help
our kids protect their “rep”?

Contact Information
Jennifer Stewart-Mitchell
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