At ISB, we have adopted the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Curriculum. The content of the curriculum was designed and developed by Common Sense Media in partnership with Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The development of the curriculum was also guided by research with thousands of educators. The digital citizenship lessons take on real challenges and digital dilemmas that students face today, giving them the skills they need to succeed as digital learners, leaders, and citizens tomorrow. The curriculum is organised under the following headings:
Media Balance and Wellbeing – We find balance in our digital lives.
Students go beyond screen time to explore the impact their digital lives can have on their well-being and relationships while learning to balance media in their everyday lives.
Privacy and Security – We care about everyone’s privacy.
Students learn how to protect personal information and gain a deeper understanding of their data privacy rights so they can advocate for themselves and others.
Digital Footprint and Identity – We define who we are.
Students consider the benefits and risks of online sharing and explore how a digital persona can affect one’s sense of self, reputation, and relationships.
Relationships and Communication – We know the power of words and actions.
Students reflect on how to build positive relationships, avoid risky online talk, and understand why some topics and conversations can best lend themselves to certain mediums.
Cyberbullying, Digital Drama and Hate Speech – We are kind and courageous.
Students take on these tough topics and play the active role of upstander to build positive, supportive online communities and combat online cruelty.
News and Media Literacy – We are critical thinkers and creators.
Students identify credible and trustworthy information sources and reflect on their responsibilities as thoughtful media creators and consumers.