Digital Safety & Citizenship

Digital safety and citizenship are important aspects of our students lives at school and at home. While we’ve all become accustomed to the many perks and conveniences that technology provides, the increased connectivity can come with challenges, especially for children and teens. Digital Citizenship Icon
Teaching digital safety and citizenship is a crucial component of today’s classroom, but home will always be the foundation of any child’s learning, and healthy online habits are no different. Technology moves fast, and staying ahead of the curve can be a challenge in itself.
We ask that our parents partner with us to have meaningful discussions with your children about these topics and frequently check student personal communication devices to be aware of the apps, texts, and other social media your students are utilizing.
In collaboration with the Pelham Police Department, we’ve Straight Talk About Social Media graphicdedicated time to meet with students and parents to raise awareness about the importance of several aspects of digital citizenship and online safety. We recommend that you take some time to view a recorded parent meeting on demand. You'll find the meeting presentation divided into short segments about social media, teen trends, and more. Click here to view the playlist.

Another valuable resource is Unplug to Plug In - an initiativeUnplug to Plug In graphic supported by Compact to provide provide parents with simple steps to encourage healthy digital habits and explore opportunities to develop connections, conversations, and a sense of community.

We've developed flyers for parents/guardians with information that is tailored to elementary and middle/high school students. These flyers are aligned to digital citizenship lessons that are taught in the classroom and provide tips for discussions at home and other online resources. Click the links below to explore the digital safety & citizenship parent flyers and resources.