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Digital Citizenship

    At Valparaiso Community Schools, we strive to prepare students to succeed in a digital learning environment.  Using Common Sense Media’s proactive digital citizenship curriculum, we provide students in kindergarten through twelfth grade with a comprehensive digital citizenship education.  Rather than simply becoming consumers of digital content, our goal is to empower students to become creators, collaborators, and innovators while being connoisseurs of digital citizenship.
​Click the image above to visit Common Sense Media.  In addition to developing digital citizenship lessons, Common Sense Media has also developed a wide variety of resources for families.  Parents can check ratings for books, movies, video games, as well as finding a numerous digital citizenship related tips and tools for parents. '
Each month we will post a Digital Citizenship Challenge for families to complete along with information about a different focus area of Digital Citizenship. 
September: Self Image & Identity
October: Relationships & Communication
November: Cyber Bullying & Digital Drama
December: Digital Footprint & Reputation
January: Information Literacy 
February: Internet Safety
March: Privacy & Security 
April: Creative Credit & Copyright

Please find the current challenge below. Contact Mrs. Schwerdt, Miss Smith, or Mrs. Thorgren with questions!