Digital Citizenship & Literacy
In our work, we must collectively make every effort to attend to people first, knowing that this will make the greatest impact on our practices, well-being, and most importantly, the lives of our students who hold the keys to the future. We are in the third year of full implementation of our Comprehensive K-12 Digital Citizenship (DC) Curriculum.
RUSD’s expectation is: every student will be exposed to the content within their grade level’s Digital Citizenship lessons. Federal law guides this expectation. Under the Child Internet Protection Act, schools must, “provide for the education of minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and cyberbullying awareness and response.”
In addition to the law, we have an ethical obligation to guide our students with their online navigation, collaboration or socialization, and creation of digital content with technology tools in our schools. The use of the Digital Citizenship lessons is also a metric used in our District’s LCAP.