Digital Citizenship

by Tracy Watanabe


What does it mean to be a “good citizen”?

What does it mean to be safe?


Behavior Expectations

When I was growing up, there were expectations my parents had of me for my personal safety:

  1. Ask permission before going somewhere.
  2. Don’t talk to strangers. — (With the exception of my parents/entrusted adult being aware of the conversation.)
  3. Ask for help when I need it.
  4. Be polite and use good manners.
  5. Help others when I can, and add to their lives.

These are the same expectations I have of my own children for their interactions in our physical community and our digital communities.


How can we be “good citizens” on the computer? 

How can we be safe on the computer?

Click here to watch a BrainPOP Junior video about Internet Safety to find answers to these questions.

Moby the Robot from BrainPOP UK
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Brain POP via Compfight

What did you learn?

How can we be “good citizens” on the computer? 

How can we be safe on the computer?

4 Responses to “Digital Citizenship”

  1.   Table 1 students
    August 30th, 2013 | 9:44 pm       Reply

    We learned about being safe on the computer by not talking to strangers, and don’t email strangers. Do not open emails from a person you don’t know. We learned how to be safe online. You can give people nice comments. Use nice words.

  2.   Tables 4 and 6 students
    August 30th, 2013 | 9:48 pm       Reply

    I learned how to be a good citizen. We can be good citizens by helping people. Don’t talk to strangers or email strangers. Don’t tell anyone your private information like your last name. Don’t text people that you don’t know. Be polite and use kind words.

  3.   Tables 5 students
    August 30th, 2013 | 9:57 pm       Reply

    I learned how to be safe. I learned that you should be safe. Do not go on things that you do not know what it is. I learned to not talk to bad strangers. I learned do not blog with strangers.

  4.   Tables 3 students
    August 30th, 2013 | 9:59 pm       Reply

    I learned ask your parents first before you to go a friend’s house. I learned to not download stuff you don’t know. It will get all the computers go slow and you can’t play on it. I can be nice. Be safe.

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