Yes, we are living in a digital world. Let’s work together to make it safe for children and families. This week is Canyons District’s first-ever across-the-district Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship Week.
Canyons District is showcasing online safety and digital citizenship so students will know how to securely navigate the Internet at home and at school.
To mark the week, banners have been posted in hallways across the District, Canyons Education Technology Specialists are scheduled to appear on news shows to give online-safety tips to parents, and important lessons will be taught in class and during morning announcements. Information about the District’s Internet-filtering systems also can be found in this month’s community newsletter, CSD2U.
The Canyons Board of Education believes this issue to be so important that members are scheduled to vote on a resolution supporting the focus of the week. In part, the proposed resolution states that the Board pledges to work as “partners with parents and guardians in teaching children principles of digital citizenship.”
The widespread Internet safety and digital citizenship effort started with School Community Councils, which have been given statutory responsibilities regarding digital citizenship in their respective schools. In recent weeks, SCCs have engaged in robust discussions regarding the curriculum being used in CSD schools to educate children about Internet safety. Councils also have heard reports from staff on CSD’s filters and system settings so children are safeguarded from inappropriate content.
In partnership with SCCs, CSD schools also are planning Parent Information Nights to discuss Internet-safety topics. Contact your child’s school to find out when and where their event will be held.
Parents, students and teachers also can keep up on the educational and informational activities by following the hashtag #CSDWhiteRibbonWeek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.