Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety

Our kids are connected to the digital world more than ever these days. Email, texting, social media, etc. — how can we, as parents and educators, keep up with it all?

Our district has made digital citizenship education a priority for staff and students. We believe that a joint effort between parents and teachers is a valuable way to more fully supporting the students gain the 21st century skills they need. We use a curriculum through Common Sense Media, and hope that you will take time to explore their parent/family resources. 

Family Resources

Common Sense Media offers a variety of tools and tip sheets to help you talk with your child about digital citizenship.

 English Spanish  What It Is 
Family Tip Sheets
(pdf of all tip sheets)
Paginas de consejos familiares liados 

Parenting tips for:

  • Social media and body image
  • Sexting and nude photos
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital footprints and photo sharing
  • Privacy, surveillance and self-disclosure
  • Sexual imagery online
  • Distraction, multitasking and time management
  • Digital drama
  • Video games and violent content
  • Young children and digital footprints
  • Selfie culture
  • Managing screen time
  • Kids as coders
  • Assisstive Technology
Family Media Agreement (pdf)  Acuerdo familiar sobre el uso de los medios: K-12 Set expectations about media use at home. 
Customizable Device Contract (pdf)  Contrato adaptable sobre use de dispositivos  Establish safe and responsible device use together.
Digital Life Survey (pdf)  Encuesta dela vida digital  Think about what you do online and the rules you have about tech at home.
My Media Log  

Mi hoja de registro de los medios 

Keep a log of your family's media use to help you reflect on your daily media consumption and technology usage.


When using district-owned electronic resources, our expectations for positive student behavior online are the same as for face-to-face interactions at school. That includes:

  • Use these resources safely and responsibly for educational purposes.
  • Students should talk with a trusted adult any time they have questions about proper use of their devices or if they come across inappropriate material.
  • Keep personal information private (including, account numbers, passwords, addresses, etc.).  
  • Only share and/or post pictures of yourself or others with permission from an adult at school.
  • Respect intellectual property rights and copyright laws. Give full credit to original authors and developers by citing sources appropriately.

We reserve the right to review system use and file content for security and administrative purposes. No user should have any expectation of privacy when using the district’s network or electronic resources. You can read district policies about digital resources on our Student Rights & Responsibilities page

We expect families to monitor their child's internet use at home. Visit our Security, Filtering & Monitoring page to learn more.

Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Age-appropriate lessons are provided through library and classroom instruction for CK students. We use curriculum provided by Common Sense Media. Common Sense is a nationally recognized, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with resources for schools and families. 

Lessons are organized by age and around eight major topics. Find out more about those topic and the sequence in which they're taught at