Digital Citizenship Student Curriculum
Digital Citizenship can be described as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior (and its positive and negative impact on self and others) with regard to technology use.
FCPS has adopted the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Common Sense partners with Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to develop the curriculum. They use research from thousands of educators to inform the work. Each digital citizenship lesson takes on real challenges that students face today. They give students the skills they need to succeed as digital learners and citizens. Read about the research behind the curriculum.
The curriculum includes the topics below. Parents can view the lessons being used in FCPS by logging into FCPS 24-7 Parent View. Once logged in, click the Curriculum tab and then the Digital Citizenship tab. Lessons that include sensitive topics such as sexting are taught through the FCPS Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum. FLE curriculum can also be viewed through the Parent View Curriculum Tab under FLE.
Learn more about the instructional approach for each topic.
- Media Balance & Well-Being
- Privacy & Security
- Digital Footprint & Identity
- Relationships & Communication
- Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech
- News & Media Literacy
Read what FCPS schools are saying about Digital Citizenship programming in FCPS.