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Garden City School Library: Digital Citizenship - Grade 5

Essential Question

How do I show digital citizenship?

Topic: Cyberbullying


Acceptable Use Policy

An Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) states the rules for students using technology at school.  The Cranston Public School's AUP (go to p. 26) reminds students of Acceptable Use of Technology:

1.  Personal Safety:  Keep personal information private

2.  Illegal Activities:  Obey school rules and the law when online

3.  Security:  Keep passwords private and avoid computer viruses

4.  Language:  Use appropriate language online

5.  Respect Privacy:  Keep personal information private

6.   Respect Resource Limits:  Use school computers for educational purposes only

7.  Plagiarism and Copyright:  Put it in your own words, cite your sources

8.  Access to Material:  Only use appropriate information and only for valid reasons


"It is a privilege, not a right, to use the CPSnet and the information resources found on the network and on the internet." 


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Standards Addressed

AASL I.D.3 - Enact new understanding through real-world connections; II.D.3 - Reflect on their own place within the global learning community; III.A.2 - Develop new understandings through engagement in a learning group; III.D.1 - Actively contribute to group discussions; V.B.1 - Problem solve through ... reflection; VI.A.2 - Understand the ethical use of information, technology, and media; VI.D.3 - Inspire others to engage in safe, responsible, ethical, and legal information behaviors.

CASEL: 1B - I know when I need help to solve a problem; 1C - I demonstrate the ability to say “No” to negative peer pressure; 2A - I can manage my impulses even when I am excited or angry; 3A - I can identify the feelings and perspectives of others; 3B - I try to understand and show respect for others; 3C - I show empathy for other people’s emotions and perspectives; 3E - I can demonstrate consideration of others; 4A - I use my communication skills in a respectful way with others; 4B - I can recognize the difference between positive and negative relationships; 4C - I can distinguish between constructive and destructive ways to resolve conflicts; 4D - I can recognize when others need help and demonstrate the ability to provide or seek assistance; 5A - I can begin to generate alternative solutions to problems; 5c - I recognize that decisions made in the short-term can have lasting consequences; 5E - I can stand up for myself or a peer who is being bullied.

ISTE: 2a - Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world; 2b - Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices; 3d - Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems; 7a - Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning

Rhode Island Core: ‚ÄčRI.5.4 - Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; SL.5.1 - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.

Rhode Island Cross-Curricular Proficiencies: Communication - Communicate understanding and interpretation of information; Practice responsible digital citizenship as a community member; Problem Solving and Critical Thinking - Generate options and provide reasoning for a plan or approach to solve a problem.

Rhode Island School Library Curriculum Priority Skills3.2 - Actively contributes to group discussions; 3.3 - Demonstrates basic netiquette behavior by interacting respectfully with others and contributing to a positive online community; Engages in positive online behavior by dealing with cyberbullying