This year more than ever, we are all digital citizens.
Being a digital citizen is all about taking ownership of our actions and using technology responsibly and respectfully. During Digital Citizenship Week, and all year long, Common Sense is here to help with free activities and lessons to teach kids how to learn, create, and participate responsibly in the digital world.
Are you engaging families in safe and responsible tech use? Share these student activities, interactives, and videos with them through Wide Open School.
Activities for Digital Citizenship Week
Activities for Elementary School (Ages 5–11)
Sing songs with the Digital Citizen characters to engage K–2 learners. Use videos and interactive games from Digital Passport™ to get students in grades 3–5 talking about how to stand up to cyberbullying, protect online privacy, create media balance in their lives, and more. Whether you have five minutes or 45 minutes, there's an activity to help all students be safe and responsible digital citizens.
Activities for Middle School (Ages 11–14)
Get students engaged by hearing from other teens in our videos, exploring decision-making behavior in a Digital Compass™ game, or trying out a social media simulation in a Social Media TestDrive game. There are lots of options to get students thinking about their role as a digital citizen each and every day.
Activities for High School (Ages 14–18)
Help high school students explore their place as a digital citizen in the world. Show one of our Teen Voices videos or an Above the Noise video (co-produced with KQED) to get students talking about digital dilemmas they face with screen time, online privacy, bullying, hate speech, and navigating misinformation. Challenge students to be the change they want to see by creating a more kind, just, and fair digital world.