Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety Education
Digital citizenship education in grades K-12 is required for FUSD to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and receive E-rate funds. In addition, current academic standards include digital citizenship as an essential curriculum component.
In order to better prepare our students for life in a digital world and to meet Federal obligations, all FUSD students must receive at least one lesson related to internet safety/digital citizenship during each school year (starting in SY 2012-13). All required and recommended grade-level digital citizenship lessons (part of the Common Sense Education Digital Citizenship Curriculum) are outlined below. Once digital citizenship lessons have been completed, the delivering teacher must complete and submit the online verification form.
Although only one lesson must be taught to meet federal requirements, FUSD strongly encourages digital citizenship instruction throughout the academic year, as it provides an opportunity to set expectations for online behavior and prepares students for college, career, and life.
FUSD Digital Citizenship Curriculum: https://bit.ly/FUSDdigcit
FUSD Online Digital Citizenship Verification Form (Federally required to be completed by the educator that teaches digital safety curriculum to students): https://bit.ly/FUSDdigcitverify21
Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Curriculum: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/curriculum
Full FUSD Digital Citizenship Curriculum Details Document: https://bit.ly/FUSDdigcit21 (also viewable below).
The current FUSD Digital Citizenship curriculum was revised by a committee of Teachers, a STEM Coordinator, and a school Counselor, representing grades K-12. This committee was guided by the ISTE Student Technology Standards, AZ Technology Standards, and May 2021 Federal eRate requirements, and Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) when developing the revised FUSD Digital Citizenship Curriculum in 2021.