• Digital Citizenship

    Fulton County Schools (FCS) requires teaching all grade levels digital citizenship. ​​​​

    Preparing students to use technology safely and responsibly is an essential commitment as FCS leverages educational technology to personalize learning and boost student engagement.

    The Common Sense Education's K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum teaches students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. Students will also build critical thinking, ethical discussion, and decision-making skills. 

    At Sandy Springs we are committed to providing our students with a high-quality digital citizenship education. We have earned the distinction of being a Common Sense School. 

     

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  • Here are several short videos on various Digital Citizenship Topics.  As always, please make sure you preview these before sharing them with your student.

    5 Ways to Stop Cyberbullies

    Cyberbullying is something most families hope they never have to deal with. But if your kids are texting, sharing photos, and posting comments, it's important to talk to them about how to deal with online harassment. Learn 5 ways to stop cyberbullies

    6 Things Parents May Not Know About Instagram

    Teens love Instagram for lots of reasons, but most importantly, that's where their friends are. But do parents know all the facts about the popular app? Here are six things parents may not know about Instagram.

    6 Ways Your Kids Can Protect Their Online Identities

    Worried about how to keep your kids safe on the internet? Discover six ways your kids can protect their online identities.

    4 Safe and Smart Online Search Tips for Kids

    When doing homework or looking for fun stuff, it's easy for kids to stumble on iffy content. Discover four ways to help your kid search safely online.

    5 Tips for Dealing with Haters and Trolls

    Haters and trolls are people who go online, often anonymously, and write mean comments, sometimes with the goal of getting a response. Chances are if your kids are online, they'll encounter both. Discover five ways to deal with haters and trolls.

    5 Ways to Deal with Hate Speech Online

    Hate speech is all over the internet. Cruelty against a religion, ethnicity, sexual identity, or race has reached a fever pitch and often finds its way into kids' lives. Here are some tips to help parents and kids deal with hate speech online.

    4 Ways to Help Teens Avoid Digital Harassment

    Digital harassment happens when teens use texts, instant messages, emails, and social media posts to keep tabs on or threaten someone else. It usually involves two people in a close relationship. Here are four ways to help teens avoid digital harassment.

    4 Signs That Your Kid Might Be Cyberbullying

    You can do everything right -- supervise, discuss online responsibility, introduce media that's age-appropriate -- and your kid still might be tempted to bully others online or in person. Here are four things to watch out for if you think your kid might be cyberbullying.

    ICYMI: 6 Confusing Social Media Terms Explained

    In case you missed it, here's a cheat sheet for six popular and sometimes confusing social media terms.

    Get Cybersmart with Phineas and Ferb

    The cartoon brothers teach kids how to stay safe and private online.