Category Archives: Digital Citizenship Week

Subscribe for Digital Citizenship Tips from SRVUSD!

The week of October 16-20, 2017 is focused on Digital Citizenship. But here in SRVUSD we think this topic is so important that we will be sharing tips with our families throughout the month of October. We are trying something new this year by offering parents, students and staff the opportunity to receive a text message each week with information about helping students learn to be good Digital Citizens. Each text message will include information, an activity to do with your child, and additional resources. 

These text messages through Remind.com are optional. If you are interested, you can sign up by either sending a text message or using the join code with the Remind app on your phone.

  • For Elementary Schools: Text the code: @98g32b  to the phone #: 81010 or use the app link: http://rmd.at/98g32b
  • For Middle Schools: Text the code: @8fb8kh  to the phone #: 81010 or use the app link: http://rmd.at/8fb8kh
  • For High Schools: Text the code: @34cffb to the phone #: 81010  or use the app link: http://rmd.at/34cffb

In addition to signing up for our text messages, parents can take some simple steps created by Common Sense Education to celebrate kids using technology safely, responsibly, and respectfully:

  1. Take the Digital Citizenship for All Pledge.
    1. Take the pledge
  2. Ask your kids to create their own pledges.
    Encourage your kids to write their own personal pledges about being good digital citizens in their everyday lives. A pledge could take the form of a motto or a slogan, a song, or a rap. It can rhyme, but it doesn’t have to.
    Download activity sheet
  3. Have a #DeviceFreeDinner.
    Digital citizenship doesn’t end in the classroom. Home environments also shape kids’ relationships with technology. While we promote technology use for learning, fun, and bringing people together, it’s also important to balance media and tech use with undistracted face-to-face time.
    Try the #DeviceFreeDinner challenge with your families to drive home the message of balance with device use: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/device-free-dinner

Green Valley Elementary Students Teaching Parents Why Digital Citizenship Matters

Green Valley Elementary School parents got a special treat on Wednesday when students joined SRVUSD Technology Teacher-on-Special-Assignment Angie Corritone in talking to parents about the importance of teaching Digital Citizenship. One 3rd grader and two 5th graders shared the important things that they had learned in class through Common Sense Media lessons. The students will present… Continue Reading

Iron Horse Middle School Teaching Kids to Make Smart Decisions Online

Iron Horse Middle School students are learning about Digital Citizenship through their computer class. Over a period of one week, all Mr. Wartenberg’s students experienced lessons on password protection, smart posts and respect online. They also experienced Common Sense Media’s Digital Compass, an animated choose-your-own-path interactive gaming platform. “Social media and having a digital presence… Continue Reading

Thursday is Device Free Dinner Night for Live Oak Elementary

Live Oak Elementary families are participating in Common Sense Media’s #DeviceFreeDinner challenge Thursday night as part of Digital Citizenship Week. Families are encouraged to put away devices during dinner and focus on the balance between devices and family time. To learn more about #DeviceFreeDinner visit the Common Sense Media website to take the pledge. “We… Continue Reading

SRVUSD Schools Recognizing Digital Citizenship Week!

Today is the first day of Digital Citizenship Week and schools across the San Ramon Valley Unified School District are recognizing the week through a variety of activities. Our fabulous Technology Teachers-on-Special-Assignment, Kristen Berg and Angie Corritone, have been working with schools to help them implement lessons in the classrooms.  At schools throughout the District,… Continue Reading

San Ramon Teen Delivers the #BeTechPositive Message

The City of San Ramon’s Teen Council held a great event during SRVUSD’s Digital Citizenship week to send the message of #BeTechPositive. On October 21, the Council showed the film “Cyberbully” at the Dougherty Valley Performing Art Center. The film “Cyberbully” centers on online bullying via social media through the lens of a teenager. Following… Continue Reading

Join us for Digital Citizenship Week, October 18-24!

Get excited—San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s first ever Digital Citizenship week is rapidly approaching! This year, Digital Citizenship Week is October 18-24, 2015. The SRVUSD Board of Education adopted 2015 SRVUSD Digital Citizenship Resolution in support of Digital Citizenship Week in recognition of the need to educate students, staff and parents about the following four… Continue Reading