At Sterling Middle School, we want our students to be responsible digital citizens. We use the Common Sense Digital Citizenship program to help students become aware of the opportunities and pitfalls of using digital media. This allows our students to pursue their learning in an environment they understand and prepares them to reach out to others in an ethical and safe way. This also provides opportunities for authentic learning and global connections.
Parent involvement is very important. Setting consistent expectations at home and at school can provide a great foundation for student digital citizenship. Please take advantage of the provided resources to discuss technology expectations for home and school.
From Common Sense Media
- Digital Citizenship Resources for Families
- Parent Concerns
- Cellphones & Devices
- Parents' Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls
- Teens and Social Media
- Privacy and Internet Safety
- Consejos sobre medios y tecnología para tu familia
- School-Year Screen-Time Rules from a Teacher
- What is AirDrop and Why Are Kids Using It?
- Parents' Ultimate Guide to Instagram
- Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok
- Help Kids Fight Cyberbullying and Other Mean Online Behavior
- Ayudemos a los niños a luchar contra el ciberbullying y otroscomportamientos crueles por Internet
- Cyberbullying (Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese)
- Parents' Ultimate Guide to YouTube
- Should I be concerned about my teen's constant multitasking during homework?