The partnership between the Zanesville City Schools and the Muskingum County Library System addresses a growing need for education on the appropriate use of technology and social media.
The public library will become the forum in which they can learn how to support their 21st-century students, avoid falling victim to online bullying or sexual misconduct, and ensure privacy and security while browsing the Internet.
Resources for Parents & Teachers
“Being a good digital citizen is more than knowing your way around the web. It’s about connecting and collaborating in ways you didn’t even know were possible. When you teach digital citizenship to your students, you help create a positive school culture that supports safe and responsible technology use.”
Zanesville City Schools will implement the lessons created by Common Sense Media to teach students and families about the safe and responsible use of the Internet, social media, and personal technology.
“To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. This brand-new initiative by Google teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.”
“Online safety is everyone’s concern – from preschoolers to grandparents. FOSI brings a unique, international perspective to the potential risks, harms, and rewards of our online lives. FOSI’s 30+ members, from Amazon to Netflix represent the leading Internet companies in the world. Our work encompasses public policy, industry best practice as well as good digital parenting.”
- The benefits of working together with your children’s school to promote online safety
- Stanford study finds students duped by fake news and biased sources
- Parents, help your connected kids get safety savvy this summer
- Technical solutions to controversial content online
- FOSI Grid: capturing the challenges and responses to online safety issues around the world