This month I have been compiling a list of Resource sites for Digital Citizenship information. The list includes some sites that I have blogged about before, but all of them have great information and can be jumping off points for parents and teachers to lead some interesting discussions.

One site that has a huge amount of information is Common Sense Media‘s site ( or Some of my favorite parts of this site are its video ( and poster ( libraries. Also a favorite of mine is their list of toolkits with downloadable materials  ( I’ll mention just a few of them here:

NetSmartz ( is an online interactive program from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. It has a special section called NetSmartz Teens or NSTeens for short ( This site also has lot of resources to view and download – the NSTeens part has a lot of videos that can be used to discuss some sensitive issues for teens. ( – the website for the iKeepSafe Coalition maintains a blog with many articles on Digital Citizenship topics ( They also have a list of resources for Parents, Educators, and Community members (see image below).

iKeepSafe has also posted a lot of video content on Youtube that can be used by parent and educators ( Two of their playlists that are of special note are Student Privacy for K12 Educators
and Faux Paw the Techno Cat

YouTube ( has created an interactive curriculum that teaches students how to be responsible digital citizens, responsible YouTube users, and how to protect their privacy online. View the first video here – You view the Teacher’s Guide  or a PDF of the Lesson Slide Presentation from Google Docs.

Other Resources

Edutopia’s 5-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship – View for a list of the videos. Or you can use this playlist at YouTube –

From the Teaching Channel – Teaching Digital Citizenship

The Digital Passport Game –

Jon Castelhano’s article, The State of Digital Citizenship

PBS Kid’s Webonaut game – (Flash Required)

Childnet International

Some Resources specifically for Parents

Protecting Your Kids Online 2.0 – PDF from NetSmartz

Live My Digital – a video series to help families and children stay safe online.

Common Sense Media Widget for Parents

From WiredSafety – Keeping Yourself and Your Family Safe Online

The New York City Department of Education has published a set of guidelines for Social Media Use and Digital Citizenship – Other resources from NYC schools for Digital Citizenship –

Please take a moment and let us know what you think of these resources. We would also love to know if you use them in class. Send your responses to