Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

The Leavenworth Public Schools are dedicated to protecting students, teachers, and administrators throughout the district as technology becomes increasingly more prevalent in classrooms. Today's kids connect, create, and collaborate through media. But who helps them reflect on the implications of their actions? Who empowers them to make responsible, respectful, and safe choices about how they use the powerful digital tools at their command? As such, we encourage all stakeholders to gain a broader understanding of digital citizenship through a variety of resources, by studying topics that include:

  • Creating, connecting, and safely and responsibly exploring the Internet;
  • Safeguarding from cyberbullying and maintaining privacy;
  • Developing relationships and understanding online communication;
  • Understanding the importance of copyright and the concept of creative credit
  • Evaluating the validity of online information (Information Literacy).

NetSmartz Workshop

Leavenworth Public Schools utilizes the and NetSmartz Workshop as the framework for its digital citizenship education.

NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

Their Goals

  • Educate children on how to recognize potential Internet risks
  • Engage children and adults in a two-way conversation about on- and offline risks
  • Empower children to help prevent themselves from being exploited and to report victimization to a trusted adult