I have been working on Digital Citizenship guidelines for the younger students. In so many of the example of Acceptable use agreements we see online the language ised is considerably beyond the vocabulary and understanding of some of the younger students. I have also been trying to crystalise the “essence” of the agreement into a simple series of statements or guidelines.
At the Vision day last week in Whangarei, Morningside School shared with the workshop their school philosophy.
- Be Safe
- Be Kind
- Be Sensible
I like these and they fit with each of the three aspects of digital citizenship we use for the middle school.
Here is the latest attempt – I have run it through the Lexile readability analyser and SMOG tools
SMOG = 12.4
Lexile = 710L
Digital Citizenship Guidelines
Looking after me.
I will only go on the computer when I have permission.
I will only go to pages I am allowed to go to.
I will only share pictures and stories about myself when my teacher tells me to.
I will talk to my parents and teacher about all of my online friends.
I will tell my teacher or parents if anyone is unkind to me on the computer.
Looking after others.
I will only say nice things about people.
I will ask before I share a picture or story about a person.
I will only go to places that are nice and I will tell my parents or teacher if I go to a place that is nasty, unkind or rude.
Looking after stuff.
I will not download movies, games or music.
I will check that the information I get on the web is correct.
I wont leave rude or unkind messages on other people spaces.