Students and educators across the Shawnee Mission School District are dedicating time to learn more about how they can become stronger Digital Citizens. Digital Citizenship Week officially began across the country on Oct. 18. Classrooms from Pre-K through 12th grade in the SMSD will hold discussions and explore ways to strengthen Digital Citizenship skills this week and beyond.
Digital Citizenship focuses on digital etiquette and ways to stay safe while using technology. This includes aspects like how to care for everyone’s privacy, the power of words and actions online, how to find balance when using digital resources, and more.
Lindsay Stephenson, coordinator of instructional technology, compared aspects of Digital Citizenship to taking basic precautions in life like locking a car door.
“There are many basic things we do to keep our property and self safe,” Stephenson shared. “Digital Citizenship helps us all stay safe online.”
Resources are available to families who are seeking to learn more about how they can support their children as they navigate technology in and out of the classroom. For Digital Citizenship Resources for families click here.
Events are also coming up for Shawnee Mission School District Families to help provide support:
Digital Citizenship Week Session
The SMSD will host a session with Lindsay Stephenson, coordinator of instructional technology, to help families learn more about Digital Citizenship in our classrooms at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Click here to register.
Students, Screentime and Health
The SMSD will host a session on Students, Screentime, and Health. It will be held at 7 p.m. on November 3, 2021 at SM South, 5800 W. 107th St.