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Digital Citizenship Games from Common Sense Media:

Digital Passport

Students learn how to create safe and secure passwords when logging into Digital Passport and for all other accounts they create. Students will:

  • Learn what components make a password secure.
  • Identify ways they can create a memorable but secure password.
  • Create a secure password.

Twalkers

Students reflect on what it’s like to multitask on a cellphone and consider the benefits of focusing on one task at a time. Students will:

  • Learn that cellphones are powerful, convenient tools for communication.
  • Experience a simulation on cellphone multitasking and distraction.
  • Reflect on the benefits of focusing on one task at a time.

Share Jumper

Students evaluate examples of online messages and decide what information is appropriate to share, and when. Students will:

  • Reflect on the benefits of sharing online, while acknowledging that information can spread fast and far.
  • Classify information that should be kept private online.
  • Predict the effect an online post or message might have on someone’s reputation.

E-Volve

Students respond to cyberbullying scenarios and are prompted to make choices to evolve into an upstander. Students will:

  • Compare different forms of cyberbullying and the roles of those involved.
  • Interpret scenarios that illustrate the importance of empathizing with targets of cyberbullying.
  • Identify ways to be an upstander when cyberbullying occurs.

Search Shark

Students learn how to choose effective keywords for searching online. They practice selecting keywords that are most relevant to a search prompt. Along the way, they discover tips for narrowing their search results. Students will:

  • Learn how keywords can help them find information online.
  • Evaluate keywords for their relevance and helpfulness.
  • Practice identifying the most effective keywords for different search scenarios.

Mix n Mash

Students remix media content to create a new creative piece. Along the way, they give proper credit to the artists whose images and sound clips they use. Students will:

  • Learn about copyright, credit, and plagiarism and apply their knowledge to their own creative work.
  • Reflect on the ethical importance of giving credit to others for their work.
  • Determine how to receive credit for their digital creations.