Learning to use technology responsibly, or being a good digital citizen, is an important aspect of FCPSOn. Digital citizenship is described as the norms of appropriate and responsible behavior when using technology. It includes having an understanding of the positive and negative impacts technology use can have on yourself or others. Teachers are incorporating information about digital citizenship throughout their instruction. Creating an awareness of digital citizenship helps teachers and parents talk about what all users should know regarding appropriate technology use.
FCPS utilizes the Common Sense Education K-12 curriculum to provide students with knowledge and skills they need to approach their digital participation with empathy, ethics and a sense of individual, social and civic responsibility. In addition, teachers embed digital citizenship education daily as students engage with technology for learning and when possible, make connections to curriculum concepts being taught.
Resources for Home
- FCPS offers many supportive resources for families on the FCPS Digital Citizenship Website.
- Common Sense Media also offers many resources to support families at https://www.commonsensemedia.org/parent-concerns.
Digital Citizenship Lessons at School
Students at Bren Mar Park will be engaging in Digital Citizenship lessons throughout the school year. Each lesson is accompanied by a family tip sheet to help families support and build upon the concepts being learned at school. (Translated versions of the family tip sheets are available using the link above)
Your child will experience specific stand alone lessons this school year. Parents can access the lessons by logging into FCPS 24-7 ParentView, clicking the Curriculum tab and then the Digital Citizenship tab.
FCPS Digital Citizenship Google Site
FCPS Digital Citizenship Page
Tackling Technology Together
View the recording as well as the slides presentations from this event in English and Spanish below (@fcpsschools.net login required to view slides).