Digital Citizenship - Resources for Parents
Support Internet Safety and Etiquette
- Internet safety is about helping your child use the Internet productively and practice safe, responsible online behavior. The following are a few basic guidelines to share with your child:
- Follow your family’s rules about when and where to use the Internet.
- Be polite, kind, and respectful in all digital forums and whenever accessing technology.
- Understand a website’s rules, and know how to flag other users for misbehavior.
- Recognize “red flags,” including someone asking personal questions such as your name and address. Encourage your child to never share his/her name, the school’s name, his/her age, his/her phone number, or his/her email or home address with strangers.
- Never send pictures to strangers.
- Keep passwords private (except from parents, school technology staff, and school administrators).
- Never open a message from a stranger; it may contain a virus that can harm a computer.
- Immediately tell an adult if something makes you feel uncomfortable or suspicious happens.
- Visit Common Sense Education Connecting Families (www.commensensemedia.org) which is a website designed to support and empower families in raising kids who think critically, participate responsibly, and behave ethically in their online lives.
Common Sense Media
We believe that technology is a powerful tool for transforming learning. It is our vision that all students have access to high-quality interactive educational tools and resources along with high speed connectivity so that learning is everywhere, all the time. Florence One seeks to provide learners with engaging and empowering learning experiences that prepare them to be active, creative, collaborative and knowledgeable participants in our globally connected world. We envision that our students will acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies they need to be successful in life and work in the 21st century.
Visit Common Sense Media, a website designed to support and empower families in raising kids who think critically, participate responsibly, and behave ethically in their online lives.
Here's a great example from Common Sense Media - Parents' Ultimate Guide to Google Classroom.
Florence 1 uses Google G Suite for Education to empower faculty and students as they learn and innovate together. With G Suite for Education and Classroom, teachers and students can work on their own or collaboratively, wherever they are and on any device.
Review all the Google Policies by Product
Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drive and Classroom
Collaborate anywhere - Co-edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in real time. Manage classrooms with ease - Create classes, distribute assignments, give quizzes, send feedback and see everything in one place.
Review the G Suite Acceptable Use Policy
Google Mail - Communicate, connect with email, chat and video conferencing.
Review the Gmail Acceptable Use Policy
Google Calendar - Manage all your tasks. Build to-do lists, create task reminders, and schedule meetings.
Review the Google Calendar Program Policies.
Avoid rookie mistakes by doing a trial run, testing your equipment, and reviewing appropriate behavior for online lessons. By Caroline Knorr 4/1/2020