8 Must Have Digital Citizenship Apps, Tools, and Resources

Teachers should not only be digital citizens themselves, but they must also teach their students how to be mindful digital citizens. As technology takes a prominent role in education, it is up to educators to make sure students know how to research, interact, and collaborate online safely and appropriately.

Fortunately, there are valuable resources that can help educators teach digital citizenship skills that are relevant, educational, and fun. Below, we are listing eight must have digital citizenship resources for students and classrooms.

  1. Common Sense Media Digital Passport

This website is designed to teach 3rd – 5th grade students digital citizenship skills by using fun, interactive web-based games, videos, and modules. As students master levels based on various digital citizenship topics, they work their ways towards earning their digital passports.

  1. Common Sense Media Digital Compass

A choose-your-own-adventure type of game for 6th – 8th grade students aimed at helping them learn how to make appropriate choices when online.

  1. Digital Citizenship App

This app was designed by learning.com and works for a wide range of ages (starting at middle school). The app includes videos, games, and quizzes to teach students online safety, how to address cyberbullying, and the ethical use of online content.

  1. Global Digital Citizen Foundation

A non-profit organization that has developed a website with an extensive collection of free resources for educators to help students learn how to become global digital citizens.

  1. Cyberwise

This online resource is a website that includes several must-have digital citizenship tools for teachers. If content is online, you can find it here. Plus, there is digital citizenship hub with lesson plans and more.

  1. Webonauts Internet Academy

Digital citizenship should begin in elementary school. Thankfully, there is an online game to help teach younger children too. PBS Kids offers this online game as a way to teach young children digital citizenship by focusing on “netiquette,” internet safety, and how to evaluate online content.

  1. Trace My Shadow

If you are looking for ways to teach students about their digital footprints, this is a great tool. It shows students what digital traces they are leaving behind depending on the devices they use and how they use them.

  1. BrainPOP: Digital Citizenship

BrainPOP provides an entire unit on digital citizenship that includes information on a plethora of topics with interactive activities, videos, quizzes, games, and more.


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