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Digital Citizenship in Evangeline

Evangeline Parish School System requires that students in grades K-12 receive at least 2 lessons in Digital Citizenship each 9 week grading period. Evangeline Parish School System will use Common Sense Education as the basis of the Digital Citizenship curriculum. Common Sense Education divides their curriculum into six main topics of Digital Citizenship. Additonal resroucres with links are denoted on this digital citizenship page as well. 

Each teacher must teach 2 lessons each 9 week period for a  minimum of 8 lessons per year that are approriate for your students.  Elementary lessons are shorter than middle and high school lessons. Please ensure that you are selecting a variety of topics. There is no particular order, but a requirement of 2 lessons per nine weeks. Lessons must be documented in OnCourse. 

“Children are growing up with the power of digital media and technology to explore, connect, create, and learn in new  ways. With this power, young people have great opportunities, but they also face challenges and dilemmas. Schools  are dealing with the ramifications, including issues such as online safety, cyberbullying, privacy, hate speech,  misinformation, and digital distraction. To address these issues, schools are creating a positive culture around media  and technology by incorporating digital citizenship education as part of their curricula. 

Digital citizenship is the responsible use of technology to learn,  create, and participate. 

Common Sense’s Digital Citizenship Curriculum addresses critical issues facing children in a fast-changing world of  media and technology. The innovative lessons teach students to think critically and develop the habits of mind to  navigate digital dilemmas in their everyday lives.

Common Sense Education’s Digital Citizenship  Curriculum: 

Is flexible and easy to implement. The curriculum includes multiple  lessons across 13 grades (for ages 5 to 18), with videos. Grades 2–12 include six lessons per year, and K–1 include three lessons per year. The lessons range from 30 minutes (K–2) to 45 minutes (grades 3–8) to 50 minutes (grades 9–12). 

Addresses six core topics of digital citizenship. The core topics, introduced on the icons below, are based on the latest research on children, media, and technology. 

Teaches skills and habits of mind. The lessons teach the skills and habits of mind students need to stay safe, think critically, and take control of their digital lives. 

Is developmentally engaging. From characters and song videos for primary schoolers to digital dilemma scenarios and “Teen Voices” videos  for secondary schoolers, complex topics are addressed in appropriate and engaging ways. Select lessons also have accompanying interactive games and extension activities. 

Is available in Spanish. All student materials and parent resources are available in Spanish for English language learners. 

Includes family engagement resources. Tip sheets, advice, and turnkey presentations are included to educate families. All parent materials are available in Spanish, and select materials are available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Aligns with U.S. education standards: These include Common Core (ELA), ISTE, CASEL, AASL, and TEKS. 

Supports E-rate compliance. The curriculum can be used as a criterion for CIPA compliance for E-rate.” (Common Sense Education,


Common Sense Education Topic 1: Media Balance & Well Being Common Sense Education Topic 2: Privacy & Security

Common Sense Education, Topic 3: Digital Footprint & Identity Common Sense Education, Topic 4: Relationships & Communication

Common Sense Education, Topic 5: Cyberbullying, Digital Drama, & Hate Speech Common Sense Education, Topic 6: News & Media Literacy



Additional Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety Lesson Resources 


Be Internet Awesome website image pic to link to URL

To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.

Teaching Digital Citizenship INCTRL


Connect Safely jpeg to link to Connect Safely website

Connect Safely,, provides a host of up to date resources such as quick guides, safety tips, webcasts and podcasts that all promote online safety, good citizenship skills, media literacy and navigating social media discussions with students. 












Common Sense Media- Parent Concerns 


Stop Bullying

Stop Bullying Gov -Kids provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

Google's Be Internet Awesome

To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.

Media Smarts

Media Smarts for Parents 

Media Smarts Teacher Resources