Grade 3

Your Rings of Responsibility

How do digital citizens take responsibility for themselves, their communities, and their world?

Teaching digital citizenship is all about helping kids think beyond themselves and recognize the ripple effects of their actions. Personal responsibility is important, but understanding their responsibilities to others can help kids unlock new ways to learn and connect with their communities -- and even change those communities for the better.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Examine both in-person and online responsibilities.
  • Describe the Rings of Responsibility as a way to think about how our behavior affects ourselves and others.
  • Identify examples of online responsibilities to others.
Key Vocabulary: community  ·  digital citizen  ·  responsibility
a group of people who share the same interests or goals
digital citizen:
someone who uses technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate
a duty you have to yourself or others
Media Balance & Well-Being
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards
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Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Bowl of water and a coin ·  Masking tape (for marking rings on your classroom floor) ·  Crayons, colored pencils, or markers  
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