BGRSD Digital Citizen resources for the classroom. Policy, Forms, lesson examples.

Digital Citizenship: The appropriate, responsible and ethical use of internet technology. BGRD policy is centered around Respect and Protect based on work by Andrew Churches at Educational Origami.

Internet Resources

Alberta Ed Digital Citizenship Policy Guide (PDF)

Digizen - strengthen your awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is.

Your Digital Presence - by

Net Smartz - a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

10 Interactive Lessons By Google - Digital Citizenship while using using You Tube

Citizenship in the Digital Age - a resource from New York Schools (PDF) sample lesson plans

Lester B. Pearson School Division Digital Citizenship - Resources

My World - A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students aims to teach students essential digital literacy skills through simulating their favourite online experiences. by the Media Awareness Network - subscription thru Learn Alberta. Teacher resources in Learn Alberta.

Safe Surfing Tips (PDF) by Media Awareness Network

Cybertip - Canada's national tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children.  this site is the portal for "The Door thats not Locked", "TextEd", "Zoe and Molly Online" and "Respect Yourself" as well as other resources to learn online safety.

Media Smarts - Canada's center for digital and media literacy 

Google + Safety Center


Youth Privacy - Privacy Commisioner of Canada

Digicitizenship Wiki - for grade level teachers to prepare students to use technology appropriately and being mindful of the citizenship skills they already possess. By Nicole Lakusta, Parkland School Division

Edmodo Digital Citizenship Poster

Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media


How To Research

A Google A Day - a google search challenge, new one every day.

Google Search Education - Lesson Plans, Activities, Training Videos

Plagarism by Common Craft - a straight forward explanation of plagarism.

Website Evaluation

Your Digital Presence - by

Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship - Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use.

Media Awareness Network - resources licenced by Alberta Education, login required at Learn Alberta, teaching certificate number required to register. Teacher resources for "My World" and "Passport to the Internet"

Do you believe everything you see on the internet?

Liquid Mountaineering - an advertising campaign for Hi-Tech shoes, they didnt reveal this for some time and amazingly some people believed it. Mythbusters even did an episode on it.

The Big Slip-n-Slide - an advertising campaign for Microsoft Office Project

Pomegranate Phone - an all in one phone.

Media Awareness

My Pop Studio - media awareness for girls.

Internet Safety - Alberta Human resources