Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum for Grades 9-12
Common Sense Media is an independent organization based in the United States. They are:
dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
They provide Free educator resources that cover an array of topics from cyberbullying to plagiarism, and focus on teaching skills, safety, and ethics. Lessons are free to use and signing up to the site entitles you to updates and tips to keep you on top of this rapidly changing topic.
Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World
Our Space is a set of curricular materials designed to encourage high school students to reflect on the ethical dimensions of their participation in new media environments. You can download the complete casebook for free under a Creative Commons license.
Will u friend me? Educational Resource for Legal Risks and Social Networking Sites
Will u friend me? has been designed by Monash University and funded by the Victorian Law Foundation in response to a study and report in 2011 on possible legal liabilities for young people using social networking sites . These teaching resources and activities are to aid teachers and parents in helping their students/children to critically consider the risks and legal implications of using social networking sites (SNS).
Curriculum: Understanding YouTube and Digital Citizenship
Understanding YouTube and Digital Citizenship is an interactive curriculum devised for high school students and teachers to explore:
- YouTube’s policies
- How to report content on YouTube
- How to protect their privacy online
- How to be responsible YouTube community members
- How to be responsible digital citizens