October 17 – 21 is Digital Citizenship Week – a time to highlight the importance of helping kids, families, and teachers navigate our 24/7 digital world.
Our friends at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have a wealth of information and resources for parents, educators, and those in youth serving organizations for Digital Citizenship Week and every week!
NetSmartz® Workshop is an educational program that teaches children ages 5-17 about online safety and digital citizenship. NetSmartz offers free, age-appropriate resources including videos, games, e-books, webcomics, presentations, classroom lessons and tip sheets to help children learn how to protect themselves and their friends online.
Activities – Be Safer Online! (netsmartzkids.org)
NetSmartzKids introduces younger children to basic online safety and digital citizenship lessons using animated characters—Clicky, Tera, Nettie and Webster. These resources teach children how to identify online dangers and practice safer behaviors through videos, music, games and e-books. Visit NetSmartzKids.org for new videos and activities every month.
Interactive Activity – Be Safer Online! (netsmartzkids.org)
Parents, educators and law enforcement use these materials to engage children in discussions about online issues ranging from online privacy to cyberbullying. NetSmartz is a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®.
NetSmartz Home (missingkids.org)
Into the Cloud™ is NCMEC’s flagship online safety product for children ages 10 and under. Using data from actual CyberTipline reports, each episode of season 1 focuses on a different element of online safety, from strategies for handling cyberbullying to recognizing and reporting unsafe/inappropriate interactions and content. Season 2 focuses on preventing online exploitation, reporting, and removing inappropriate content online.
Into The Cloud (missingkids.org)
Since 1998, NCMEC has operated the CyberTipline, a place where the public and electronic service providers can report suspected online and offline child sexual exploitation. The millions of reports made each year uniquely situate NCMEC to identify trends and create prevention resources to address the evolving needs of kids and teens online.