Bite-Sized Digital Citizenship: Scaffolding Big Ideas for Early Elementary Students
Introducing digital citizenship can sometimes feel a little overwhelming, especially when you have limited class time. You may be wondering: When should I talk to my students about it? What are the relevant issues I should bring up? How do I make these conversations fun and engaging? How do I include parents in these conversations?
It is never too early to talk to your kids about their digital lives and to help them practice digital citizenship. Research shows kids are getting access to devices at a younger age and that tech plays a role in almost every aspect of their lives – from how they connect with friends to how they learn at school.
We just launched the Meet the Digital Citizens series to help kids get to know our friendly characters even better. Each lesson plan connects a character to a foundational digital citizenship concept – in a way that’s easy for younger kids to understand.
In this session, we’ll talk through how these new lessons can be integrated into daily routines, SEL initiatives, and family engagement. Additionally, we’ll discuss other ways to use these free lessons to build a positive classroom culture and integrate digital citizenship in bite-sized activities.