FCPS Digital Citizenship Week: Resources for Raising Respectful and Ethical Digital Students

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What does it take to be a good digital citizen?

Each day in Fairfax County Public Schools, students work to develop the skills and knowledge to become tomorrow’s leaders. Their experiences call them to interact with others in a variety of environments, including online and social media. According to our latest Youth Survey results, 71 percent of high school students spend two or more hours a day on a screen.

This week is Digital Citizenship Week in our county schools and it’s important for parents/guardians to help children become safe, ethical, responsible and respectful digital citizens.


Digital Citizenship Toolkit

Our schools have information on a variety of topics for parents to help navigate an increasingly complex digital world, including:

  • Online course for families with teens
  • Family media/device agreements for K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 grades
  • Creative credit and copyright
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital footprint and reputation
  • Information literacy
  • Privacy and security
  • Self image and relationships
Access Digital Citizenship Resources for Families


Follow #FCPSDigCit

Follow tweets from classrooms across the county this week with the hashtag #FCPSDigCit

View #FCPSDigCit Updates


Here’s a sampling of tweets:




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