Digital Citizenship at Rocky Run Middle School
What is Digital Citizenship?
Digital Citizenship can be described as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior (and its positive and negative impact on self and others) with regard to technology use. To learn more about the topics of digital citizenship, use this topic summary.
Virginia legislation requires schools to include a component on internet safety for students in the division's acceptable internet use policies and integrated within the instructional programs.
How are we supporting Digital Citizenship at Rocky Run?
All of our teachers are in the process of completing required training around the following Digital Citizenship topics: Social Networking, Internet Safety, Information Literacy, Copyright, Digital Footprint, Relationship and Communication, Privacy and Security, Cyberbullying and Self Image and Identity. Having a foundation of knowledge in Digital Citizenship will allow our teachers to identify teachable moments where they can infuse these topics into their curriculum.
We are also providing the opportunity for students to earn Digital Citizenship Badges for completing modules that align to the topics listed above. When a student completes a module, their name get entered into a drawing for prizes each quarter. Modules are posted into the RRMS Student Google Classrooms. View the summary of topics and quarters below. We will include a parent component in each module so we hope you hear more from your student!
1st Quarter: Social Networking, Internet Safety, Information Literacy
2nd Quarter: Copyright, Digital Footprint, Relationships and Communication
3rd Quarter: Privacy and Security, Cyberbullying, Self Image and Identity