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Digital Citizenship and Online Safety

computer and lockThe safety and security of students while online is a high priority. Internet filters can only do so much. Education and supervision are the most important things we can do to protect students.

All students in the Dysart Unified School District receive instruction on how to protect themselves and how to conduct themselves responsibly online and with digital resources. The majority of this instruction is done by the Library Media Specialist, although all staff is responsible for the ongoing teaching of this important topic.

The information provided here is intended to support teachers, parents, and students as we all work together to teach digital citizenship to not only our children, but to ourselves.

Copyright Information
Copyright Perspectives
Teaching Copyright
Copyright Chart
 
Digital Citizenship Resources
 
Cyber Bullying
The definition of cyber bullying is: Bullying which is carried out through an internet  service such as email, chat room, discussion group or instant messaging. It can also  include bullying through mobile phone technologies such as short message services (SMS).

Sexting
The definition of sexting is: the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photos electronically, primarily between cell phones.  Sexting is a growing activity among students, and has recently gained national attention with the prosecution of several minors for "the distribution of child pornography."