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Digital Citizenship in Schools. Mike Ribble & Gerald Bailey. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education, 2007.

For background, see Digital Citizenship: Rights, Roles and Responsibilities in a Digital Society

Civic Engagement in a Digital Age from the Pew Internet & American Life Project (April 25, 2013).
  • 39% of American adults participated in some sort of political activity on a social networking site during the 2012 campaign.

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Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

  • Speak Up at School from Teaching Tolerance provides strategies for teachers in dealing with hateful language.

  • InCtrl is a series of digital citizenship lessons from Cable in the Classroom.

  • Girl emPower is an app to promote civic involvement and leadership among girls.

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Multimedia Resources

5 Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship


Teens, Social Media and Privacy from Pew Internet & American Life Project (May, 2013).
  • This poll found that one in five teens posted their phone numbers online and 70% posted where they live.
  • Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they did in the past.

Click here for Privacy Education materials from the Fordham University School of Law.