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Albemarle County Public Schools’ philosophy on Internet use in education is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and telecommunications as outlined in the Technology Acceptable Use policy and applicable regulations.  It is critical that all teachers and staff maintain a safe, flexible, and effective learning environment for all students. The Digital Citizenship resources below are made available in an effort to assist educators with designing meaningful learning experiences for students around responsible, ethical, effective, and safe use of technology. 

Digital Citizenship Curriculum - Sort & Filter

Our current Digital Citizenship curriculum is listed below and can be sorted and filtered by Title, Category, Grade Range, and Suggested Activities.

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Essential Questions
Talking Safely OnlineInternet Safety3-5
What’s the difference between Internet friends and in-person friends?
What should you do when someone uses mean or scary language on the Internet?
Going Places SafelyInternet SafetyK-2
How do I go places safely on the computer?
How do you stay safe when you visit websites?
Staying Safe OnlineInternet SafetyK-2
How do I go places safely on the computer?
How do you stay safe when you visit websites?
Safe Talk OnlineInternet Safety6-8
How should you handle inappropriate online talk?
The Power of WordsInternet Safety3-5
What’s the difference between Internet friends and in-person friends?
What should you do when someone uses mean or scary language on the Internet?
Leaving Your Digital FootprintInternet Safety6-8
How should you handle inappropriate online talk?
Dangers of Posting OnlineInternet Safety6-8
How should you handle inappropriate online talk?
Risky Online RelationshipsInternet Safety9-12

How can you tell when an online relationship is risky?

Follow the Digital TrailPrivacy & SecurityK-2

What information is appropriate in a digital footprint?

What kinds of information should I keep to myself when I use the Internet?
Powerful PasswordsPrivacy & SecurityK-2

What information is appropriate in a digital footprint?

What kinds of information should I keep to myself when I use the Internet?

Private and Personal InformationPrivacy & Security3-5

How do you protect your identity online?

Scames and SchemesPrivacy & Security6-8

What is identity theft, and how can you protect yourself from it?

Strong PasswordsPrivacy & Security3-5

How do you protect your identity online?

What's the Big Deal about Internet PrivacyPrivacy & Security9-12

How do websites collect your personal information, and what can you do about it?

Sending EmailRelationships & CommunicationsK-2

How can students safely use technology to communicate with real people within their schools, families, and communities?


What is an online community?


How do our digital communications and relationships reflect aspects of our character?


How can I make sure my face-to-face communications with people are not negatively impacted by digital tools?


How can I develop virtual teamwork and problem solving skills that can help me learn and be successful?


How should I get someone’s permission to share their picture or thoughts online?


What are some common rules or guidelines to use when communicating digitally?


How can I be responsible in my digital relationships and communications?


What rights do I have as a digital citizen?
My Online CommunityRelationships & CommunicationsK-2

How can students safely use technology to communicate with real people within their schools, families, and communities?

What is an online community?

How do our digital communications and relationships reflect aspects of our character?


How can I make sure my face-to-face communications with people are not negatively impacted by digital tools?


How can I develop virtual teamwork and problem solving skills that can help me learn and be successful?


How should I get someone’s permission to share their picture or thoughts online?


What are some common rules or guidelines to use when communicating digitally?


How can I be responsible in my digital relationships and communications?


What rights do I have as a digital citizen?

Show Respect OnlineRelationships & CommunicationsK-2
How can students safely use technology to communicate with real people within their schools, families, and communities?

What is an online community?


How do our digital communications and relationships reflect aspects of our character?


How can I make sure my face-to-face communications with people are not negatively impacted by digital tools?


How can I develop virtual teamwork and problem solving skills that can help me learn and be successful?


How should I get someone’s permission to share their picture or thoughts online?


What are some common rules or guidelines to use when communicating digitally?


How can I be responsible in my digital relationships and communications?


What rights do I have as a digital citizen?

Talking Safely OnlineRelationships & CommunicationsK-2

How can students safely use technology to communicate with real people within their schools, families, and communities?

What is an online community?


How do our digital communications and relationships reflect aspects of our character?


How can I make sure my face-to-face communications with people are not negatively impacted by digital tools?


How can I develop virtual teamwork and problem solving skills that can help me learn and be successful?


How should I get someone’s permission to share their picture or thoughts online?


What are some common rules or guidelines to use when communicating digitally?


How can I be responsible in my digital relationships and communications?


What rights do I have as a digital citizen?

Rings of ResponsibilityRelationships & Communications3-5

How do our digital communications and relationships reflect the aspects of our character?


How can I make sure my face-to-face communications with people are not negatively impacted by digital tools?


What does it mean to be responsible and respectful of offline and online communities as a way to learn how to be good digital citizens?


How should I get someone’s permission to share their picture or thoughts online?


What are some common rules or guidelines to use when communicating digitally?


How can I be responsible in my digital relationships and communications?


What rights do I have as a digital citizen?
Digital Citizenship PledgeRelationships & Communications3-5

​​How do our digital communications and relationships reflect the aspects of our character?


How can I make sure my face-to-face communications with people are not negatively impacted by digital tools?


What does it mean to be responsible and respectful of offline and online communities as a way to learn how to be good digital citizens?


How should I get someone’s permission to share their picture or thoughts online?


What are some common rules or guidelines to use when communicating digitally?


How can I be responsible in my digital relationships and communications?


What rights do I have as a digital citizen?

Super Digital CitizenRelationships & Communications3-5

How do our digital communications and relationships reflect the aspects of our character?

How can I make sure my face-to-face communications with people are not negatively impacted by digital tools?

What does it mean to be responsible and respectful of offline and online communities as a way to learn how to be good digital citizens?


How should I get someone’s permission to share their picture or thoughts online?


What are some common rules or guidelines to use when communicating digitally?


How can I be responsible in my digital relationships and communications?


What rights do I have as a digital citizen?

What's Cyberbullying?Relationships & Communications3-5

How do our digital communications and relationships reflect the aspects of our character?

How can I make sure my face-to-face communications with people are not negatively impacted by digital tools?


What does it mean to be responsible and respectful of offline and online communities as a way to learn how to be good digital citizens?


How should I get someone’s permission to share their picture or thoughts online?


What are some common rules or guidelines to use when communicating digitally?


How can I be responsible in my digital relationships and communications?


What rights do I have as a digital citizen?
Cyberbullying: Be UpstandingRelationships & Communications6-8

How do our digital communications and relationships reflect aspects of our character?


How can I develop technology habits that will help me be a better student and employee?


How can I make sure my face-to-face communications with people are not negatively impacted by digital tools?


What is digital drama and what should be done when it’s encountered?


How should I get someone’s permission to share their picture or thoughts online?


What are some common rules or guidelines to use when communicating digitally?


How can I be responsible in my digital relationships and communications?


What rights do I have as a digital citizen?

Safe Talk OnlineRelationships & Communications6-8

​​How do our digital communications and relationships reflect aspects of our character?


How can I develop technology habits that will help me be a better student and employee?


How can I make sure my face-to-face communications with people are not negatively impacted by digital tools?


What is digital drama and what should be done when it’s encountered?


How should I get someone’s permission to share their picture or thoughts online?


What are some common rules or guidelines to use when communicating digitally?


How can I be responsible in my digital relationships and communications?


What rights do I have as a digital citizen?

The Reality of Digital DramaRelationships & Communications6-8

How do our digital communications and relationships reflect aspects of our character?

How can I develop technology habits that will help me be a better student and employee?


How can I make sure my face-to-face communications with people are not negatively impacted by digital tools?


What is digital drama and what should be done when it’s encountered?


How should I get someone’s permission to share their picture or thoughts online?


What are some common rules or guidelines to use when communicating digitally?


How can I be responsible in my digital relationships and communications?


What rights do I have as a digital citizen?
Cyberbullying: Crossing the LineRelationships & Communications6-8

How do our digital communications and relationships reflect aspects of our character?

How can I develop technology habits that will help me be a better student and employee?


How can I make sure my face-to-face communications with people are not negatively impacted by digital tools?


What is digital drama and what should be done when it’s encountered?


How should I get someone’s permission to share their picture or thoughts online?


What are some common rules or guidelines to use when communicating digitally?


How can I be responsible in my digital relationships and communications?


What rights do I have as a digital citizen?

Chart ItRelationships & Communications6-8

How do our digital communications and relationships reflect aspects of our character?

How can I develop technology habits that will help me be a better student and employee?


How can I make sure my face-to-face communications with people are not negatively impacted by digital tools?


What is digital drama and what should be done when it’s encountered?


How should I get someone’s permission to share their picture or thoughts online?


What are some common rules or guidelines to use when communicating digitally?


How can I be responsible in my digital relationships and communications?


What rights do I have as a digital citizen?
The Power of WordsCyberbullying3-5
Collective IntelligenceRelationships & Communications9-12

How do our digital communications and relationships reflect aspects of our character?


How can I develop technology habits that will help me be a better student and employee?


How can I make sure my face-to-face communications with people are not negatively impacted by digital tools?


How should I get someone’s permission to share their picture or thoughts online?


What are some common rules or guidelines to use when communicating digitally?


How can I be responsible in my digital relationships and communications?


What rights do I have as a digital citizen?

Screen out the MeanCyberbullyingK-2

What is cyberbullying and what should be done when it’s encountered?


How do we respect others when we are playing, working and learning online?


Consequences of decisions and choices


How can I deal with peer pressure in online communities?


How can I let an adult know when I think I am being bullied using technology?
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