Welcome to the RCSD Elementary Digital Citizenship Guide!
Note: This resource is best viewed using Google Chrome.
The Regina Catholic School Division provides access to technology for all teachers and students. Learning with technology connects us locally and globally and requires all users to understand the responsibility to use technology safely, legally, and ethically. This supports the vision of technology to enhance learning while stressing also the importance of each user’s responsibility as a digital citizen.
Our school division is encouraging students to bring their own technology to school! Education about digital citizenship is an important part of this process as it raises awareness of the responsibilities and rights related to using technology devices. Students should then have ample opportunity to practice these responsibilities and model digital citizenship through the use of their devices as a learning and communication tool.
The lessons outlined within this webpage are an opportunity to discuss digital citizenship guidelines with elementary students. There are two lessons for three different levels or grades including K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. All materials including presentations and handouts are included on the web pages. Each of these two lessons references the main elements of digital citizenship as well as the specific policies and digital citizenship guidelines provided by Regina Catholic School Division.
There are many additional teaching resources and lessons that should be taught to help students develop deeper understandings of digital citizenship. Specific lessons and resources will be indicated for each grade specifically as a guideline to ensure that students in each grade level have an opportunity to build understanding about digital citizenship. Teachers should also provide opportunities that allow students to apply their skills and practice responsible digital citizenship.
Parents should also know more about digital citizenship to help discuss, model, and support responsible use of technology. There are many parent resources that can be shared including a Top Ten list that is posted on the Regina Catholic School Division website.
RCSD Digital Citizenship Poster
Digital Citizenship Posters
Ms. Shuba's Grade 8 class made posters for around the school to educate students about good online behavior.