The Digital Citizenship in Saskatchewan Schools document from the Ministry outlines:
- Guidelines for developing digital citizenship policies (page 13)
- Key resources for digital citizenship (page 34)
- Questions for Discussion with Stakeholders (page 45)
- Digital Citizenship K-12 Continuum (page 48)
The Continuum, the most popular part for classroom teachers, is divided into three areas we can use to focus on with students.
RESPECT – Students need to respect the incredible access they have in this world, follow the law, and act with proper etiquette.
EDUCATE – Students must be literate, be able to communicate, and understand the commerce of the internet. (ELA and Math anyone?)
PROTECT – Students need to be aware of their rights and responsibilities so that they are able to remain safe and secure and maintain their health and wellness.
“We need to ensure that students are equipped with the skills to safely and smartly sift through this abundance of information and to navigate online spaces in ways that contribute to their learning.”