Internet Safety/Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship Information
As part of our constant and continuing commitment to your children’s safety and following the leadership of Fulton County Schools, Ocee Elementary has embraced digital citizenship as an important part of educating today's students. Our school and our district believe that preparing students to use technology safely and responsibly is an essential commitment as we leverage educational technology to personalize learning and boost student engagement. As a result of this belief, we teach all students tangible skills related to internet safety, protecting online reputations, personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright.
The school-based instruction is just one component to developing good digital citizens. Parents and guardians are encouraged to play an active role in their student’s use of technology at home.
Ocee is proud to be part of Fulton County as our district has been approved as a Common Sense Certified District for Digital Citizenship, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and engaging the entire community in this important discussion. This recognition is provided by Common Sense Education, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
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Ocee cares about the safety of our digital learners and has several great resources for you. As we incorporate more and more technology into student learning, it is essential that we equip students with the skills necessary to become responsible digital citizens.
Ocee Elementary is a Common Sense Media Certified School. We are dedicated to empowering kids to safely thrive in a world of media and technology. Common Sense Media has a wealth of great resources, and we are very excited to have their support as we grow our digital learners. At your convenience, please browse and enjoy the Common Sense Media website at www.commonsensemedia.org.
Family Tips for Digital Citizenship:
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Fulton County Schools has partnered with GoEnnouce to provide parents with an online Digital Citizenship course, consisting of six, 10-minute videos designed to help you navigate this important topic with your students. By watching and learning from the videos in this course, you can help keep the children in your family safe online by talking to them about what it means to be a good digital citizen. Topics covered in the online course include:
- Digital Citizenship Introduction
- Safety, Health, and Wellness
Acceptable Use for Students:
Fulton County Schools maintains an Acceptable Use Policy that applies to not just use of physical devices, but use of the district's network and online platforms such as Office 365. Students reviewed this policy and signed it in school. We highly recommend that parents and guardians take a moment to review the policy with their students again and note that this policy is still fully in place while whether learning is taking place in school or online The policy can be accessed by clicking on the link below.