Digital Citizenship

Parent Resource Page

What is Digital Citizenship?

Four kids sharing and playing on iPad
  • The practice of using the Internet and technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.
  • Best practices for responsible technology use.
  • Techniques and strategies for responsible use of social media and technology.
  • The ability to think critically and discern what is positive to share online and what should be kept private.
  • Protecting private information, respecting yourself and others, staying safe online, giving proper credit when using someone else’s work, and balancing time spent online and offline.

February 12, 2018 By Smart Social

Digital Citizenship Themes

The following themes from Common Sense Media are used to support Digital Citizenship at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. These themes are shared throughout the school year.

  • Internet safety
  • Privacy and security
  • Creative credit and copyright
  • Information literacy
  • Cyberbullying, digital drama and hate speech
  • Relationships and communications
  • Digital footprint and identity
  • Media balance and well-being


The resources provided here contain useful information regarding digital citizenship. They contain links to external sites which may not represent the views of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. 

  • Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents - This guide was prepared by Public Safety Canada and MediaSmarts, a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy.
  • Common Sense Parent Page  - Use this site to search such things as games, apps & movies that your child may be interested in.  A parent account may need to be created for some resources.
  • Interland - Google's Be Internet Awesome program teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.
  • Family Internet Agreement - For families with students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.