Middle School Family Tips for Discussing Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship.

The family tips sheets linked below are provided by Common Sense Media. Feel free to review them and then you may choose to use the information provided to discuss digital literacy and digital citizenship with your children. At MEH we will be using curriculum provided by Common Sense Media to structure our lessons. These parent tip sheets may help to continue to the conversation at home. 

Connected Culture: English
Connected Culture: Spanish

Dealing with Digital Drama: English
Dealing with Digital Drama: Spanish

Protecting and Respecting Privacy: English
Protecting and Respecting Privacy: Spanish

Self-Expression and Identity: English
Self-Expression and Identity: Spanish

Boys and Girls Media Messages: English
Boys and Girls Media Messages: Spanish

Cyberbullying: English
Cyberbullying: Spanish

Digital Life: English
Digital Life: Spanish

Research and Evaluation: English
Research and Evaluation: Spanish

Digital Compass

“Learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through animated, choose-your-own-adventure interactive experiences, designed for grades 6-9. Invite students to explore digital dilemmas, make good (and not-so-good) decisions, and try out possible solutions through stories and mini-games – all without risking their real-world reputations. Discover how Common Sense Education’s award-winning digital literacy and citizenship curriculum seamlessly integrates into blended-learning environments.”

Family Media Agreement

This is one example of how to set guidelines of media use at home.

Digital Dilemmas

Common Sense Media has put together scenarios to start conversations with your child. Please review and determine which digital dilemmas are appropriate for your child.

Middle School Scope & Sequence

Common Sense Media has put together a scope and sequence for middle school teachers to use to teach Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy. Each grade level completes one unit with five lessons. This scope and sequence will be the framework for teaching Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy starting in the 2015-2016 school year.