Digital Citizenship is a major topic in the St. Anne’s Technology curriculum. The overall goal of this part of the curriculum is to educate the students about the basics of going online and to help them to become safe, responsible, and respectful digital citizens.

At St. Anne’s the students learn about their connections to others through the Internet and to think critically about how they treat others given this great responsibility.

One of the Technology Department's goals this year is to send out frequent articles and suggestions for parents on how to manage their child's use of technology at home. If there are topics you would like for us to cover or questions you have about your child's use of technology, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Common Sense Media is a nonprofit organization that provides education and advocacy to families to promote safe technology and media for children

Below are a few links to articles published by Common Sense Media.

As we were researching how other schools educate parents on these topics, we found a strategy for parents to follow when their children are engaging in poor digital citizenship. It's a process called POISE. When your child makes a mistake:
  • Pause: take a moment and remember to breathe... children make mistakes.
  • Open-minded: keep a dialogue going; try to see all sides of the issue.
  • Information collection: take time to collect all relevant information before reacting.
  • Seek that teachable moment: use their mistake as a teachable moment.
  • Empower kids through education: they can’t become responsible without having responsibility.