Ravenswood City School District is now offering resources to parents on the topic of Digital Citizenship. These resources cover topics such as cyberbullying, protecting your child's reputation, online etiquette, respecting creative work, research skills, plagiarism, and more. We will be constantly adding more resources and information to this part of our website as we get them.
RCSD gets most of it's resources from Common Sense Media. For more information visit their website at www.commonsensemedia.org
Click here to view a video on Digital Citizenship.
Did You Know?
- 43% of teens have been victims of cyberbullying (about 14 students in a class of 33)
- 53% of teens have sent a hurtful message via technology
- only 10% of cyberbullying victims tell their parents
- the legal age to use Facebook is 13
What can you do?
If you need help learning about how to teach your children to use technology responsibly, follow these steps:
- Visit Common Sense Media's website - www.commonsensemedia.org
- Download Net Cetera: Chatting with Your Kids About Being Online. It is a resource
- that provides tips about talking to your kids about online behavior. You may
- download it from the locker on the left side of this screen.
- Contact your child's teacher or the school counselor
- Contact your child's principal
Not all staff are experts in working with new internet and technology issues, but they will be able to provide resources or give you information on who you can contact for assistance.
All of the following sites provide information on internet use and digital citizenship:
This site has videos and games for parents and students and covers topics like appropriate internet use, internet safety, fraud, cell phone use and lots more.
Provides tips for both parents and children. There are lots of resources that can be downloaded in text or video format.
This is a great site that provides resources for parents, teachers, and kids. There are videos and even books you can get from this site. The books are stories that you can read to your children to teach them about online safety and the videos are made for kids as well that are fun to watch and provide a learning experience.
This site strengthens the understanding of what "Digital Citizenship" is and provides resources on the responsible use of technology. It provides lots of resources on the topic of Social Networking.
Provides definitions and examples of what cyberbullying is as well as steps to take when cyberbullying occurs. Also shares reasons as to why cyberbullying occurs.
Another site that has wonderful resources for parents and kids. The kids part of this site presents information in a fun way and uses lots of cartoons to capture kids' attention.
Combats misunderstanding and nurtures democracy through education programs.