The following resources are recommended from Edutopia and are useful options for schools to address digital citizenship in an ongoing, organized effort.
Related to this important topic, the annual Digital Citizenship Symposium was held on Wednesday, October 14. ESU 8 schools who attended brought a team including students, staff, and patrons to ESU #7 in Columbus, NE. The event was held in conjunction with ESUs across the state and two other locations participated simultaneously. Speakers for the day presented to everyone at once-- either in person at a site or via distance learning equipment to the external sites. In between the speakers, discussions and additional activities were held including the development of team action plans to bring digital citizenship best practices back to the attendees' schools.
The theme for the day was T.H.I.N.K. and all participants brought back bracelets and poster reminders of this important motto.
T - is it True?
H - is it Helpful?
I - is it Inspiring?
N - is it Necessary?
K - is it Kind?
Speakers for the day included Karen Haase, attorney from KSB School Law, Kenneth Schmutz, FBI Cyber Task Force, Omaha Division, and Jeremy Nielsen (Common Sense Media) and Heather Callihan. Many informative facts were tweeted throughout the day using the #nedcs2015 hashtag and even more information was collected on the Facebook page for the event.