Digital Citizenship

Welcome to San Juan Unified School District’s Digital Citizenship Website.

In San Juan Unified we take student safety seriously.  To assist our teachers in educating our students about how to be upstanding and safe digital citizens, we have created this comprehensive Website to to provide digital citizenship curriculum for grades K-12, professional development for staff, and resources for parents and families.

The Children’s Internet Protection Act or (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children’s access to harmful content on the Internet. In 2011 CIPA was updated with certain requirements for schools. Schools subject to CIPA have two important requirements.  First, Internet safety policies must include monitoring the online activities of minors; and second as required by the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, they must provide for educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyberbullying awareness and response.

In response to these new CIPA requirements, San Juan Unified has partnered with Common Sense Media, which provides an extensive Digital Citizenship and Cybersafety curriculum for our teachers.  Topics include:  Internet Safety, Privacy & Security, Relationships and Communication, CyberBullying, Digital Footprint and Reputation, Self Image and Identity, Information Literacy and Creative Credit and Copyright. All lessons are interactive and aligned to Common Core State Standards.

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