Plan how digital citizenship will be implemented by setting goals and borrowing from successful models along the way. Use these questions to guide your planning:
- What are the primary needs of and challenges for students? What about parents and caregivers? Teachers and staff?
- How will you find out? What is your main motivator? (Examples: mandates such as E-rate or state laws; a negative incident such as cyberbullying; aiming for a positive school climate; the district's vision for technology for learning.)
- How does your main motivator affect your approach and planning?
Align with initiatives
- Are there initiatives you can align digital citizenship with? (Examples: social-emotional learning, positive behavior intervention system, restorative justice.)
- Are standards (Common Core, TEKS, ISTE) your main outcomes?
- How will digital citizenship be sustainable?
- How can Common Sense recognition be a motivator and road map?
Get buy-in from key stakeholders
- Who are your key stakeholders? (Example: faculty, staff, counselors, parents, students.)
- How will you get key stakeholders engaged in digital citizenship? How will you listen to and address the needs, objections, and ideas of key stakeholders?
- Who will need to be involved in planning? Who is part of your digital citizenship team?
Download and customize our Common Sense Schools Road Map to put together your plan and track progress toward Common Sense recognition.
Common Sense Schools Road Map
Introduce your staff to digital citizenship by using our Intro to Digital Citizenship slides.
Intro to Digital Citizenship slides
Identify ways you will support families and the school community with our recommendations for Engaging Families in Digital Citizenship.
Engaging Families in Digital Citizenship