Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship covers appropriate and inappropriate online behavior (including cyberbullying), appropriate actions to take when addressing online behavior, and the responsible use of social networking. Students must be educated annually in this topic in order for the school district to meet Federal E-Rate funding requirements.

Curriculum

You may provide instruction using any of the approved curricular providers below.

Free Options

Fee Options

  • BrainPOP: FAMIS Vendor ID: BRA550283
  • i-Safe:  FAMIS Vendor ID: ISA821845
    • Standards-based, Common Core ready digital learning content for students in grades K-12.

Schools Must Certify

As soon as schools have educated students about appropriate online behavior, including responsible use of social networking websites and cyberbullying prevention, school principals need to certify compliance by April 5, 2023.This information was shared in Principals Digest in October, 2022.

Learning Opportunities

On-Demand Classes

WeLearn

On-demand Digital Citizenship classes are available from our partners through WeLearnNYC . Sign into the WeLearn platform. Then select "Discover” type in the name of the class you’d like to take from the list below. The class will then be listed in “My Courses” when you visit your home screen again. Most classes also qualify for CTLE credit:

Recorded Class

This class does not qualify for CTLE credit:

Digital Citizenship Certification Programs

You can visit our #NYCSchoolsTech certification page for opportunities to take a live-led synchronous class and get certified from Common Sense Education and EverFi.

Social Media 

Learn more about the Social Media Guidelines for staff and students.

Resources

Important Dates

Below are dates (listed chronologically) where you might want to focus on cyber safety and digital citizenship:

Patricia J. Paddock || NYC Department of Education || Director, Digital Communications and Inclusion || Division of Instructional & Information Technology || Cell 212-889-9224 || ppaddock@schools.nyc.gov || Request Content on Our Websites || Ask a Digital Accessibility Question Patricia J. Paddock || NYC Department of Education || Director, Digital Communications and Inclusion || Division of Instructional & Information Technology || Cell 212-889-9224 || ppaddock@schools.nyc.gov || Request Content on Our Websites || Ask a Digital Accessibility Question
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